If you’re community does not permit you to have legal cake businesses at home, then renting a commercial kitchen is the best way to get started. Here’s a story from the Augusta Chronicle about a group of related businesses shares a space.
Debbie Spangler had a novel idea to cut her business costs.
Five businesses under one roof — it was thrifty enough to work.The owner of Edible Artistry rents space to four tenants at her wedding cake business. In return, she gets assistance with her building fees and benefits from a tight-knit community.The 2,400-square-foot facility … was bigger than she needed. Tenants pay a flat-rate rental fee, including all utilities and Internet service.
Sweet Creations, Cordially Invited, David Russell Photography and Salads on Wheels pay a flat-rate fee to share space with Edible Artistry in a 2,400-square-foot building. Not a bad idea. If you’ve been struggling to find a place to start a cake business, what about partnering with others?