How to Start a Cookie Business from Homewww.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html
How to Start a Cookie Business from HomeYou are interested in working out of your home, andyou enjoy baking cookies. So, w...
How to Start a Cookie Business from Home1.Find Out Which Rules and Regulations Apply to YourBaking Company.               ...
How to Start a Cookie Business from Home2.Write a Business Plan.Use professionally written andformatted templates for easi...
How to Start a Cookie Business from Home3.Stock up on Supplies and Baking Equipment.Operating a profitablebusiness, of cour...
How to Start a Cookie Business from Home4.Spread the Word and Bring in Buyers.                                     In Step...
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  1. 1. How to Start a Cookie Business from Homewww.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html
  2. 2. How to Start a Cookie Business from HomeYou are interested in working out of your home, andyou enjoy baking cookies. So, why not start a cookie business making and selling your homemade creations? If youre like the majority of cooks, you can see yourself cooking up a storm at home, but when you think about selling what you bake, you see lots of question marks. On top of that, instructions on starting a cookie business are not easy to come by. That said, starting a home-based baking company does not need to be so difficult that only a few people can do it. Here are a few guidelines that can help you get started... www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html
  3. 3. How to Start a Cookie Business from Home1.Find Out Which Rules and Regulations Apply to YourBaking Company. Every city has their own requirements, which can vary, so you want to contact your local authority. Start by visiting your citys website (look for a section on business licenses) or calling their licensing department. Staff can give you answers in regards to licensing, plus information on business zoning laws that may affect your business. Next, contact your states Health Department. For baking at home, your kitchen must pass an inspection. Also ask about product labeling rules for food packaging. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html
  4. 4. How to Start a Cookie Business from Home2.Write a Business Plan.Use professionally written andformatted templates for easierbusiness planning. This can be doneonline using your computerA business plan can disclose whetheror not your idea will be profitable, helpyou organize an advertising strategyand predict the length of time it willtake to produce a positive cash flow.Putting together a plan ahead of timecan save you money and unnecessarymistakes in the long run.Not to mention, whats the point ofstarting a company that has no chanceto turning a profit? www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html
  5. 5. How to Start a Cookie Business from Home3.Stock up on Supplies and Baking Equipment.Operating a profitablebusiness, of course,relies on how much yousell. Nevertheless,profits are also impactedby company expenses.Cut your costs by buyingbakeware and food prepitems at discount outletssuch as CentralRestaurant Productswhere you can buy theitems you need online and compare prices at the same time.Also get packaging materials like bags, boxes, tins, shipping products andlabels. Services like My Own Labels allow you to develop product labelsonline, and then they print and ship the finished labels directly to you. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html
  6. 6. How to Start a Cookie Business from Home4.Spread the Word and Bring in Buyers. In Step 2 above, you will have already put together a marketing campaign for your baking company. An additional (and easy) way to give your cookie business a running start is to let people test them out. Make a list of local businesses, groups and community events where you can hand out free samples, gift baskets or dessert trays. Provide your business cards and ordering instructions so that people know exactly what to do to order more. This promotional strategy works well due to the fact that a large group can be contacted at one time. By allowing people to "test drive" your products and reaching out to larger organizations, you are in a betterposition to receive big orders and accelerate company growth. Not tomention, people are more apt to give their money to someone who haspreviously given them something for free... www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cookie_business.html

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