I am trying to make some money before I go back to college. I can’t seem to find work, so I thought of selling bread. I found this website and was pleased to learn about the Cottage Food Act. I desire to get started, and understand that I need to have “Food handler training” and label my product, and understand the food restrictions. I really just want to get everything right so that I am working honestly and correctly. Being a younger chap, I haven’t had a chance to pay taxes, and was wondering how exactly I would pay taxes on the bread sold. I live in Pueblo County, CO. I would love some detailed instruction and direction about taxes and the such.
Is there anything else that you feel I should know before I get started?
My “advice”, if you will, is to start out small and don’t get too caught up in trying to get everything perfect before starting. No matter how detailed a business plan, businesses seem to take on a life of their own once they get going.