Home Made: How To Start A Home-Based Food Business
- 3.5 hours on-demand video
- 7 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- By the end of the course you will understand the laws that allow food entrepreneurs to operate out of their homes and know what to look for in your state
This course will also help you develop a business plan and business strategy so that you can confidently move forward with starting your business
You will gain insight into how to price your products and how to make sure that your business is on its way towards profitability
- You will understand what funding options are available to you as well as what steps you need to take when your business outgrows you home kitchen
- Please note, not every state has Cottage Food Laws in effect. Please watch the first (free) section to determine if your state permits food entrepreneurs from working out of their homes.
- Cottage Food Laws typically do not permit for meat-based products or other potentially hazardous products to be made in a home kitchen. As such, this course is not a good fit for those types of entrepreneurs.
- No other course requirements.
Until recently, if you wanted to turn your passion for cooking or baking into a business you had to operate out of a commercial kitchen which could be a timely and expensive proposition. Thanks to more and more states in the US adopting Cottage Food Laws in the past few years, it's now possible for food entrepreneurs to start and run food businesses from their homes.
This course is broken up into 23 easy-to-digest lectures that cover everything from Cottage Food Law specifics to other aspects of business licensing you may need. From there the course moves on to helping you create a business plan and business strategy that will make sure your business is moving forward in the right direction.
- Those interested in starting up a small food business
- Anyone who has a passion for food but wants to be able to work from home
- Anyone who has dreamed about starting up a side or part-time food business
- Home bakers, jam-makers, and other producers of non-potentially-hazardous food products
In this section we cover some of the basics behind the various Cottage Food Laws in the US that enable home-based food entrepreneurs to start their businesses from their kitchens. This section includes an overview of which states currently allow and which do not allow for food artisans to work out of their home kitchens.
Since Cottage Food Laws differ from state to state, this section will talk about the various aspects you need to be aware of when looking at your state's specific laws. Downloadable documents contain state-by-state information and website addresses.
Cottage food permits aren't the only potential business licenses that home-based food entrepreneurs need. In this section we'll take a look at some of the other licenses and permits that may be required before you can start operating your food company. The downloadable PDF in this section contains website information for city and state licenses as well as commercial kitchen health permitting information for when your business outgrows your kitchen.
An overview of what aspects you need to consider when creating your home-based food business plan. We'll talk about each of these more in-depth in later sessions.
Know how to price your products is the first step in building this business of yours but you can't simply price it based on what you think someone would pay. In this lecture we take a look at all the components that go into developing a profitable pricing strategy for your business.