To hire staff or suppliers?
I dream of opening a bakery but I am not sure how to start it. My first question is would it be better for me to start from home/a studio first (with helpers since I did it alone for a while and I need the extra hands) or open a small shop/cafe straightaway?
Secondly, I was wondering if it's more profitable to hire people as employees or suppliers? I basically found home bakers who make AMAZING desserts that I would like to add to my collection but I don't know if I should ask if they provide classes (therefore I can learn the recipe to bring to my business and get people to do) or ask them to join me as staff or source from them (so I order from them but brand is under me).
Quite confused which path to go so I would really appreciate anyone with experience to give me their advice please! Thank you.