I finally started doing work on the business this week. I met with Diana from Sip & Ship today and we talked about me using her kitchen space. She wants to expand her cafe business and we are working out a trade; I will help her with product development and food advise while she lets me produce my food in her legal kitchen.
I think it's going to work out great. If you think about it we are a perfect match. Since most of my business will be focused on the internet, I will have easy (and fast) access to sending the product off. She also does business cards so all I'll have to do is give her my logo and she'll take care of the rest. She's also offered to waive the fee if I wanted to set up a box for business mail there at the store.
The next steps are registering the name with the city and getting a license to operate. I also have to decide on how I want to organize the business; sole proprietorship or LLC. There are benefits on either end but I just need to do a little more research and decide which one will be best. Once that is done I can figure out all the other details. So many details!