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How to Start a Home Baking Business in DC

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Would you like to make extra income selling homemade baked goods? Do you want to support local entrepreneurs with big dreams but little capital? Are you a sucker for homemade cookies?

Selling homemade foods that do not require refrigeration—like cookies, cakes, and jam— is a great way for entrepreneurs to get started small in their own homes without having to spend thousands of dollars on a commercial kitchen space. In this workshop we’ll discuss how to start a cottage food business, and our efforts to expand DC’s cottage food law to make it easier to run a cottage food business.

Join the Institute for Justice, Dreaming Out Loud, and the Latino Economic Development Center on Wednesday, October 23rd to learn from experienced food business counselors about:

  • How to figure out if a cottage food business is right for you

  • The steps to starting a cottage food business in DC

  • Financing and business planning resources for starting a cottage food business        

  • Free and low cost resources available to all food business entrepreneurs

  • How our coalition is working to expand DC’s current cottage food law by allowing all direct, maker-to-customer sales and removing the $25,000 revenue cap

  • Next steps for meeting with Councilmembers and getting this proposal passed as soon as possible

When? Wednesday, October 23rd, 6-7:30pm

Where? DC Bilingual Charter School

              33 Riggs Road NE

              Washington, D.C. 20011

Dinner will be provided.

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Ellen Hamlett at ehamlett@ij.org or (703) 682-9320.


October 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Event Category:


Institute for Justice


DC Bilingual Charter School
33 Riggs Road NE, Washington, DC 20011
Washington, DC 20011 US
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