|Forum topic by Stewbot||posted 08-25-2015 12:53 AM||1363 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
08-25-2015 12:53 AM
I am currently in the process of obtaining a business license so that I can legally make business transactions within my city limits (craft shows as well as wholesale to local business will be my main objectives and both require a business license, just to clarify I will not be selling from home, but operating from my home). I am currently researching/working within my cities specific guidelines to answer my questions etc. however, I also wanted to throw this topic out there for anybody whom legally operates a woodworking business from their home. Whether it be a full time business or a part time extra income type set-up, (mine will be the latter) I am just seeking some extra insight and thoughts from those who have done it and the guidelines you had to follow in your area. Especially in regards to the actual manufacturing process of goods from home.
Part of the application asks about whether I will be storing flammable liquids as well as whether I will be creating dust. As you can already assume, I obviously will be checking these boxes. Because the application process takes several weeks to go through (even then more paperwork might be needed), I’m anticipating these two parts of my application will involve some extra type of logistic to work through, if not de-rail my plans to become licensed.
what I am inquiring about to the forum is if anybody who runs a home-based woodworking business, who legally engages in business transactions, can tell me a little about their expiriences with this sort of thing and what type of logistics they had to square away before becoming licensed. Of course I understand that these guidelines can vary tremendously throughout different cities and I am only asking for some general information about others expiriences and logistics encountered. Specifically, I am concerned about the storing of flammable liquids as well as creating dust, and the type of red tape I might encounter regarding these factors.
Any thoughts or insight would be appreciated.
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