Advantages and Disadvantages of a Homemade Pie Business

There are thousands of businesses that you can start from the comfort of your home, everyone knows that. But starting a home baking business is something different and I’ll tell you why and how to do it.

True, cake decorating requires a little practice and a little experience. Fortunately, this is something you can earn for very little money. A cake business requires supplies that you may already have lying around your kitchen. If you already feel proficient in this business, then you are off to a good start. And what’s more, starting a home baking business could be the perfect opportunity for someone like you!

Like any business, there are major advantages and disadvantages. The top five benefits of starting a pastry shop from home are as follows:

1. You can run this business from home and you don’t need separate quarters to do it. If in the future you feel you need more space for your growing business, then upgrade by all means!

2. A cake deal is fun! Most people need cakes for special days or events, so what better way to make someone smile and also earn some extra income while you’re at it?

3. Your pie business will allow flexibility in your schedule. You can decide when and how many orders to take. You don’t have to ask for days off and you can spend time with your children or family whenever you want.

4. Low startup costs! Since it is not necessary to rent a space, the rent can be removed from the budget list. Plus, cake supplies are relatively inexpensive and certainly easy to find. And as your business grows, so does your supplies and equipment.

5. High mark-up for cakes. Since the cakes are easy to make, you can rate them based on what you think they are worth. Your prices don’t have to be set in stone! Some are worth more than others, but either way; you will make a nice profit!

This is not to discourage you, but to make you aware of some of the things you need to keep in mind before starting a home baking business. On the other hand, you will have some disadvantages and they can vary from person to person, but they are the following:

1. You may have to sacrifice time on other activities to get the job done. You will find that some orders need to be completed at certain times. Time management will be your greatest ally!

2. Most of the events are scheduled on weekends when people are not at work. So, you will need to make sure you have this time to deliver cakes or be available for pickup.

3. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may need additional storage space for your supplies. You may need to purchase additional cabinetry or rearrange the kitchen.

4. You may need a budget for lessons or courses if you need a little extra help learning the basics early on.

5. Finally, as with any home business, there may be zoning requirements you need to look into.

You will find that a cake business, just like any other business, is full of pros and cons. Cake companies are fun and fulfilling, but it’s up to you to decide if that’s the right path to take. But if you decide to take that leap, remember to have fun and have fun with your new activity!

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