Starting A Home Based Baking Business
If you dislike your full time job and are desperately looking for a way out and if you also happen to have a passion for baking, you might want to consider having a small home based baking business from which you can earn some extra money to help you to sustain yourself but also to help you to pave the way to get out of your full time job. However, there are a few things that you will need to do first before you start out your little business.
Clean your house
Starting a baking or catering business form home is a very big responsibility because you have people’s health in your hands. As such, you will need to clean your house thoroughly and look in to some humane pest control methods to get rid of any insects or other animals in your home. You may never have notice the existence of ants in your home before but if you have a baking business, they will come out from their hiding places because of the sugar and this will cause a major hindrance to your business.
If you are going to hire a small place at which you can run your business, if you do not have the opportunity of doing it at home, you will want to hire a company to do pre purchase termite inspection at the location but you should make sure that the company does not carry out poison based or cruel methods of getting rid of insects because you will not want to support a business of that sort with your money.
Have a tasting party
Before you start your business, you will want to have a tasting party for friends and family for two purposes. On one hand, you will need to have honest opinions about the products that you are going to sell and you will need to give out anonymous review sheets where people can rate the cakes you are making. On the other hand, a tasting will also serve as a form of advertising for your new business because it will give you the opportunity to tell people what you intend on doing and ask them for their support during those difficult first few months of your business. You can start a Facebook page and ask all of your friends and your family to like the page and then share it among their friends and family in order to help you spread the word as word of mouth is the best form of advertising.