Bake to Order
In addition to my recent foray into selling at the farmers market, I have also been doing a small bake to order business out of my house. I post a few choices for one day a week, and people order a couple days in advance. Then stop by and pick up. This is very constrained as zoning regs say that only 6 people per day can come to the house to purchase. It would take a neighbor complaint to make enforcement kick in, but obviously it could only grow so much.
I started with a few friends, and then a few people who became friends, plus a few friends of friends. A couple people order almost every week and have done so for months, and then several more people order regularly but less frequently.
A woman I know who gets things done decided to hold a bread tasting for me - in other words she hosts and invites her friends, and I bake. That's next week, so we'll see what comes of that.
Picture above was taken just after the last bagel came out of the oven, but unfortunately after the first customer came and walked off with a few bagels and a baguette.