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Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business (BBUS)
Start Date:Thursday, March 8 (2 meetings)Location: 225, LHS
Instructor: Mimi Fix Meeting Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuition: $49($45 for seniors)Status: Running/Still Openings

Would you like to earn money doing what you love? Many states, including MA, have a cottage food law that allows for baking and selling in one’s home kitchen. With minimal start-up money, anyone can turn his or her dream into a part- or full-time business. Whether you have always envisioned yourself with a small food business, would like a second source of income, or seek to own a small business that fits your lifestyle, this class will guide you step-by-step through the entire process. You will learn how to implement market research; price, label, and package products; find wholesale and retail customers; set up a simple bookkeeping system; and begin the process of obtaining legal permits. You’ll leave class with
a business plan and a checklist for moving ahead.

Mimi Fix began a baking career from her licensed home kitchen and then moved her business into a bakery and café. She later worked in multiple restaurants and corporate R&D kitchens and then returned to school for an MA in writing and food studies. She owns Baking Fix, a culinary business consulting firm, and teaches both business and hands-on baking classes in local colleges and through the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).