Work From Home With a Home Cooking Business

You can be an entrepreneur, too! Women are having fun working from home by operating their own home cooking business.


| May/June 1978



Work from home with your own home cooking business, selling homemade cheese, bread, pastries, or any other goods you can think of.

Work from home with your own home cooking business, selling homemade cheese, bread, pastries, or any other goods you can think of.


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Start your own home cooking business using these helpful guidelines.

"Hundreds and hundreds of women are having the fun of running their own home cooking businesses and making a good profit from it. You can do it too!"

It's this kind of infectious enthusiasm that permeates Ona Evers's book, Sparetime Dollars From the Kitchen, from which the following selections have been excerpted. If you've long thought about using your culinary skills to generate additional income for yourself and your family — but have yet to act on the idea — maybe Ona's voice of experience will be just the encouragement you need to go ahead and make some money!

Where to Begin Your Home Cooking Business

If you want to sell something, you naturally have to be sure you have someone to sell it to. So your first step will be to find out just what markets or outlets are available. You won't be selling anything at this point, because you haven't made your product yet.

What you will be doing is looking around and "casing the joints." For instance, if you plan to work from home, making jams, jellies, or relishes for sale, who is likely to buy them? You want to have some firm ideas about this before you invest in jars and ingredients and the rest. The same goes for bakery goods or anything else.

Where to Look for Home Business Markets

This will depend on your product. If it's to be jams, relishes, preserves, and that sort of food, look in gourmet shops first to see if they carry anything like your products. (If they don't, it doesn't mean that they won't want yours. They may not have thought of local suppliers like you.) Try small grocery stores, gift shops, import stores (these often carry domestic products too,) delicatessens, and specialty food shops like cheese stores. If your product uses only natural ingredients, health food stores are a good bet.





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