Originally Posted by NJsugarmama
You technically can't sell anything out of your home in NJ unless you have a completely separate, inspected and licensed kitchen. Does anyone even do that? Lol. I'd love to, but I'll wait to see where we get with the CFL legislation first.
Personally, I just make for friends and family. I have a registered business, I was thinking about renting the local ice cream shop to do cakes there. I really like this lady and I asked her about it, she was open to the idea...we'll see where that goes. She said she used to do a lot of cakes, but it's not really her thing any more. Her shop is super clean, too. Much better than some of the other nasty rentals I've seen.
Where do you do your business out of?
I did it, but I don't recommend it for everyone. You have to be willing to work hard, save to the point of neglecting yourself, exersize a ton of patience, educate yourself, and know you really want it. It took 7 years from start to finish, from being a divorced mother of 3 making $12,000 a year, and on foodstamps to doubling my income, hoarding used bakery equipment and buying a house on land contract, repairing credit and building out the kitchen, one thing at a time. Nobody dares work that hard in this generation, instant gratification is where it's at.
If you own a home with a garage, and have $1300, run some electric. $200? insulate the walls. $300? Put down some nice vinyl tile. The plumbing will cost you $4,000 if it is anything like mine.
You just have to want it enough, and you'll find a way.