So you have a great list of goods you want to make, then what? Let’s take a look at some simple steps to take before launching your cottage food operation. Ideas are cheap, but the implementation of those ideas can be a challenge.
Consider what is your over-all purpose for starting a cottage food operation. Think about both your short and long-term goals prior to launching. How do you go about achieving those goals? Are those goals realistic and achievable? How much time, effort, and money will go into your operation for it to be successful? Construct a marketing plan that details how you intend on reaching potential customers, the prices you will charge for your goods, and the revenue needed to make a profit. A marketing plan, while possibly a boring subject, is one of the most important considerations. It’s good that you may be enthusiastic about your products, but it’s even more important that you create those products for potential customers. This about what their consumers preferences may be.
When it comes to sourcing ingredients for your products it’s a good idea to search for local ingredients. Buying local ingredients helps local producers and it’s an opportunity for buyers to find products that support the local economy. Once all the variables have been taken into consideration and carefully implemented, then it’s time to launch your cottage food operation.