Musings from an almost CFO in CA: So now what?
OK, so I jumped right in and applied for a permit to become a cottage food organization. I am excited, no denying that. I was even the first person in the county (Sonoma, that is) to apply. The lady in the office says I should be getting my registration permit next week. So now there's a course to take (food handler), business records to be set up, advertising to be done, pricing to be mulled over and decided upon (yeah, that's a tough one!). Maybe even a web site. As I said, I am eager to get started, but this is a solo operation and the details are many. I would appreciate any bits of wisdom, suggestions, stories of your experiences doing this, etc. (No, I don't think I'm going the farmer's market route, just individual sales--I'm a type A who applied for a type A permit, that is, direct sales).
Hoping to hear from you,