The Best Cottage Food Laws
The best cottage food law would encompass a number of attributes which would first include the ability to make an unlimited income. The whole point of going into business is to make money. Of course we want to provide our family with a good source of income and give them the things they need to live a health, meaningful life, and we may even want…
The best cottage food law would encompass a number of attributes which would first include the ability to make an unlimited income. The whole point of going into business is to make money. Of course we want to provide our family with a good source of income and give them the things they need to live a health, meaningful life, and we may even want to help the economy, provide goods superior goods and services to members of our community and even participate in the “greening” of America, but when the day ends and all is said and done, as any wise business owner knows, we want to make money!Which cottage food state has the best cottage food law? The answer is simple, any cottage food state that allows you to process the food product you want to sell, from your home kitchen, with limited rules and regulations, allowing you to prepare, non-hazardous food products that can be sold in the manner of your choosing, allowing your to make as much revenue as possible so you can support and maintain a lifestyle providing your family with all their needs.
It is a know fact that the chances of building “Oprah” wealth from your home-based bakery or home food processing business may be a bit slim, but the chances of being able to pay for new shoes from time to time or taking your family on a Disney vacation, may not be a far reach.
Today, North Carolina has one of the most progressive cottage food laws in the nation; not only allowing its citizens to make a variety of non-hazardous food products but also providing workshops that assist in product development, business operations, marketing, social media tactics and more. The state makes it clear they are “pro” food entrepreneur, even showcasing vendors the opportunity to showcase their products in the states “General Store” and the annual Eat NC Got to be Festival every spring.
The state of Arizona has a new cottage food law and it appears to be off to a great start. There are no revenue limitations, the website is relatively easy to navigate, there is an informative video that actually promotes the cottage food industry and they also allow “group homes” to operate home-based bakeries with specific requirements. This is an added bonus since many developmentally disabled adults find it next to impossible to find employment.
The best cottage food law will:
- Allow home-based bakers to build capital and a strong customer base in the community and online
- Allow home-based bakers to decide how much money they want to make, by not limiting the amount of income they can earn
- Allow home-based bakers to dictate under what conditions to work, and who they will work with, being able to employ casual labor as needed.
- Allow home-based bakers to use a variety of selling options to take their products to market.
- Provide state and local workshops, events and other opportunities to showcase their products in the community.
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