Jan - I'm with you ... I would never want to discourage
someone from following a dream ... but I would encourage
them to learn the ropes from those who have blazed the trail before them.
Originally Posted by Jeekinz
I'm not familliar with the legalities of licensing, but you see it all the time on Foodnetwork, right? There's people making cookies or whatever then selling on the internet or locally. This would just be a small "word of mouth" type operation. I mean, I'm not going to put a neon sign over my rose bushes.
Yes - but they don't always explain what someone had to do to move a product they developed
at home into a legal business. There is a big difference between a friend, or a friend of a friend, offering to compensate you for making a cake and you offering your services to make cakes.
Martha Stewart started her catering business at home but had to step up to legal compliance as her business grew. Same thing with Paula Dean and the "Bag Lady".