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.
Often you are exempt from having to charge state sales tax, but you may need to charge local sales tax. It also depends on where you are selling (may have to charge it at a fair, for instance). http://forrager.com/faq/#sales-tax
How do I get a legal business name?
I do not think that any cottage food law is sophisticated enough to specify bartering transactions as monetary transactions that count against your sales limit. If it were me, I’d only count monetary transactions against the sales limit, and I’d be highly surprised if ignoring bartering transactions were illegal.
This website has the most comprehensive statewide directory available: http://forrager.com/cfos/?regions=california
There isn’t any statewide, govt initiative to list all CFOs, but there are a few health depts that have lists of CFOs in their counties. Off the top of my head, I think Sacramento, LA, San Bernardino, Orange, and a few others have a list.
I was wondering if I could set up a tent in front of a school in Hillsborough county, and who would I contact about the legalities?
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