Most of us would dream to have our own business; additional income is always welcome. However, when planning to start your own business, it is advisable that it should be in line with your interest. If you are interested in the field you will also be interested in making sure that the business will succeed. For instance, you love to cook and help in preparing for parties and other events, then you can try putting up a catering home business.
In some home businesses, there is no need to secure permits and licenses if you will be catering among family members. Keep in mind that since you do not have the legal documents to operate a catering business, you cannot do advertisement about it. There is also a risk that a family member may turn around and inform authorities about your business. So it is always best to make sure everything legal. It is for your own protection too.
Catering business is not affected by economic issue. Since your business is in line with food, surely in any important event or occasion there will be a feast of food to be served for the guests. Catering home business can be your test water before plunging in to a bigger and wider market. You can offer your services among family and friends and get immediate feedback regarding the taste of food that you served.
Although you will be dealing with small number of customers, you would still need to invest on the equipment and supplies required for catering. This is a one time investment and you may use your equipment and supplies for a longer period of time. Maybe it will just take around two to three catering services for you to achieve the return of investment (ROI).
Catering home business can expand into something big if you were able to hit the right market. This can even be done as part-time business, so there is no need to put so much effort in terms of marketing. Since you are catering only among friends and family, word can spread easily. One advantage of catering to family and friends is that you know all the upcoming occasions such as birthdays, weddings and other family gatherings.
In whatever business you have, whether full time or part time basis you need to make sure that you are giving the best that you can. In food catering, make it appoint that you serve quality food all the time; this could avoid further problem such as food poisoning. If possible you need to be hands on with the business. Remember it is your money invested in the business. Also it is your reputation which is at stake too.