On average, opening a brick and mortar restaurant can cost upward of $375,500 (RestautantOwner.com). In comparison, the cost to get started on home-based food business is FREE! Platers Inc. does require all cooks on the platform to have Food Handler Certification, which only costs $19.99 to get started.
By opening a microenterprise home-based low risk food business, your home is your office — meaning that you do not have to invest in real estate space or pay for all of the expenses that come with it. Plus, if you have aspirations of opening up a culinary business in the future, a microenterprise home kitchen is a great stepping stone to help you hone your entrepreneurial skills without the six-figure price tag.
Although the initial cost of your microenterprise home kitchen will be far less than opening a traditional restaurant, it’s still important to invest in the success of your home cooking business. You’ll need to invest in cooking supplies, packaging materials, basic marketing skills and a few extra helping hands (Platers Inc. offers Delivery Service to all Homemade Chefs on the Platform), but once the dough starts rolling in from your sales, it will be well worth your time!
If you’re thinking about starting a home-based food business, there’s no better time than NOW to get started right away!