Starting a Home Bakery: A Step-by-Step Guide

Planning Your Home Bakery Business

Launching a small-scale home-based bakery doesn’t require extensive planning, but having a business plan is essential. 

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Before you put on your apron, there are additional legal requirements to think about when starting a home baking business.

Sourcing Ingredients and Suppliers

Once you decide what you're going to bake, you can get everything you need to complete your offerings.

 Setting Up Your Kitchen

Keep in mind that several states have laws pertaining to cottage food that mandate keeping your kitchen and bakery equipment apart. 

Developing Your Bakery Menu

A diverse menu is crucial. Start with basic items you’re skilled at making. Gradually expand your offerings by attending workshops or classes to improve your skills.

Marketing and Promotion

Once you have your recipes, supplies, and equipment ready, focus on marketing and promotion. An online presence can boost revenue and sales. 

 Setting Prices

There's much more to pricing than simply calculating your own price based on what your competitors charge for baked products.