Licensing, inspections, training, insurance, taxes, and zoning — these are all things you need to be aware of when building your business. What challenges are you facing, and how do you manage costs while growing? Ask questions and help others with their business in this group.
I can’t remember… do they ask for a NAICS code?
If so, then it depends on your business, but most cottage foods businesses would use either code 445291 (Baked Goods Stores) or 445292 (Confectionary and Nut Stores).
Here’s the link: https://www.naics.com/naics-code-description/?code=4452
I am just beginning my “cookies and other assorted sweets” home-based business in SC and am a bit nervous about the sales tax idea. My understanding is that our county does not require me to have a business license but that I DO need to get a tax ID number. Any wisdom out there?
I’m not sure, but I will say that sales tax requirements are very dependent on the area that you live. Someone one county over might have different requirements. I’d recommend visiting a local farmers market and ask the vendors what they’ve learned about licensing and taxes. That would probably be faster than trying to find the right person in the…[Read more]
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