Starting a Home-Based Business

Tips and tricks for making a profit with a home-based business.

Turn a passion for baking into a home-based business.
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If you have a flock of chickens, a home-based business could be as attainable as adding a few more laying hens, and selling the eggs to friends and businesses in the community.
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If baking muffins and cookies is your specialty, begin your home business with those products. Once you have a grasp of organization and inventory, and you have a customer base, expand your offerings to other baked goodies.
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Packaging is an essential key to success and should not be overlooked. Presenting your products in simple but elegant boxes and bags will highlight the quality product inside. Use plain brown boxes and white bags with an understated stamp for a beautiful presentation.
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Homemade pretzels are a rare find, even in local bakeries. The European specialty is not as difficult to make as you may think, and offering them on your product list may draw customers far and wide. Consider pairing them with a spicy homemade mustard.
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You may find yourself with leftover loaves of bread, and this is the perfect opportunity to repurpose them into homemade croutons.
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Never give customers a chance to question your kitchen’s cleanliness — keep the counter, sink and all surfaces clean.
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