Cost for Starting a Bakery


Starting an at home bakery business is one of your greatest idea's.

There are over 30 million people currently working from their homes,
and by 2015 it is estimated to increase to 97 million people.

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Did you realize that owning a small business is a real trend in America today?

Though your specific business may be different than all the competition, one thing is consistent across all small businesses, the tax deductions for which you are eligible.

Every business is going to be different. As a result there is no one answer to your costs.

If you plan on using your own household oven your cost will be the power you use to heat that oven and the cost to purchase the oven. The waranty will very likely be void the moment you start to make product for sale.

Every time you open the door to either put something in, or take it out, you will loose a considerable amount of heat. It would be better to get a commercial oven where the oven is better insulated and designed. Now you are talking much more money and you also get into structure regulations of the home.

A home mixer is good for the home but the warranty will be void the minute you use it to make money in a business.

Baking pans for the home are ok for light use, but heavy use of the business could cause them to warp out of shape. Causing your product to be lop-sided or burn and unprofessional.

The scale to weigh up your ingredients needs to be one that is calibrated for business. Your spring loaded scale will be useless and inaccurate after a short period of time. Giving you inconsistant quality control.

Your mixing bowls might be pocelain and perfect for home use, but not hygienic enough for business use. They chip very easily.

A wooden mixing spoon is OK to give your youngster watching with drooling tongue in a home, but CAN be absolutely lethal as a home business.

Your sink where you wash your dishes. 

First of all it isn't big enough and secondly too many people spit and wash their hands in that same sink. A TOTALLY unhealthy practice and the water may not even be hot enough either.

Checking with you local authority in your state, province or country for their rules on home based business should be your very first thing to check out.

City hall is a good place to start. The Chamber of Commerce is another place to check, if you have one in your location. Maybe even your local unemployment office is another check point. They might even have a way to assist financially too.

Then work on your business plan!

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The Crusty Baker - DBA The Crusty Cottage Bakery
334 Harrogate Rd.
Campbell River, BC.
Canada. V9W1Y9.