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Food Biz Basics

If your idea involves food, you might need to do more research than what’s required for other projects. In most cases, you’ll need a basic business license before selling to the public. In some cases, a visit from your local health inspector will be required.

One of your first steps should be to look into local “cottage laws,” which may make it much easier for you to get started. These laws are on the books in many states, provinces, and areas. They allow people to sell certain food products without going through a complicated process of inspections.

The specifics of the laws vary quite a bit. In some places, you can sell up to a certain amount of goods before your business is required to operate under the same regulations that larger companies follow. In other places, what matters is whether or not you have employees. Do your own research to see if the answers help you decide how to proceed.

 

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