The Cheesecake Factory at Home.
December 19, 2013 12:39 PM Subscribe
I have a great cheesecake recipe. I want to bake it for a small profit or no profit, mostly for fun and to see what it's like to run a business. It does not have to be an official LLC or anything, but can be. What do I need to know to run this business?
posted by ethidda to Work & Money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The cheesecake recipe is good. It has put my partner's friend through university. It gets ooh's and aah's every time we bring it somewhere. And we bake it for friends and family as presents. They request it.
I can consistently make the cheesecake. It's just plain. I don't want to mess around with potentially paying customers. I know how to schedule things, so that I don't overbook myself. I have a Square to take payments. I plan to get a couple of extra cheesecake pans and some boxes and liners for the cakes. I have about 10 to 15 hours a week to devote to this, but would prefer not to have to make deliveries.
I'm asking more general business questions, such as, how do you get paying customers? Where do you advertise? What kind of laws about home bakeries should I be aware of? Should I make a website at all? Just generally tell me things I should know if I decide to go on this venture.