Serving Up Food and Drink

Food ventures can be big winners for moms who have an item they want to market. If you bake an item that your friends and family love, you can turn it into a business venture. There is a fairly clear path for a fledgling food business. Most food ventures start out in the home kitchen, where you’ll need a permit to make and sell items. Cooking in your own kitchen allows you to start with as little overhead as possible and test the market. Come up with a cute name and packaging and then sell to your circle of friends and family. Patty Reis, founder of Pattycakes, did just that. She is now the one baker in her hometown to call when the occasion calls for a special cake.

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