Posts by OCDave

Making and Selling Homemade Food

It’s now legal to make and sell homemade food in California.   For a long time it was strictly illegal to sell homemade food in California.  Even the church bake-sale was illegal.  But as of January 2, 2013 AB 1616 The California Homemade Food Act  has made it legal to make food at home and even to sell food at home.  You can even sell what you cooked at farmers markets, over the internet, in retail stores and out of your home. So...

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Micro-Funding: Alternative Funding Sources Finding cash to start your business.

Financing Your Start-Up Business Alternatives to the Bank and your Rich Uncle Unless you’re already rich, you need to raise money to fund your small business.  Entrepreneurs have relied on SBA loans, credit cards, and home equity loans to get started.  It’s hard to get funds from a bank or investors because you do not have a track record.  Also, financial institutions may not want invest small amounts of money.  It takes the same...

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Organize Your Business LLC Corporation C S B 501c Partnership

Consider your options for structuring your business You have several options on how your business is organized, and since it could take a couple of months to set some of them up you might as well accomplish this before you are paying rent, insurance, wages …  Your customers or employees won’t really care about organization.  Your creditors, landlord, CPA, the tax man, and possibly insurance carrier will care.  This topic is beyond our...

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Juice and Smoothie Businesses

Juice and Smoothie Businesses

  Juice and Smoothie Business — Can you compete with the big guys? Juice is Juice, right?  Wrong. The big trend is fresh juice–and if you are going to compete with the big chains and supermarket juices, you need to give your customers a reason to pay you a premium.  Making the juice in front of them is one reason, but the other is having the best process.  The process is called cold press.  A machine just converts that organic...

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Starting a business in the OC?

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