Well, I've been growing... and what started as a simple way to help in a bad economy, where things were too hard to go without any longer, has grow into something demanding expansion. I have businesses wanting to pick up and sell my products now, I have local businesses asking me to supply them... I have my online customers, as well as local. I am at the point I can't keep up with everything from such a small kitchen. So I have a few options, and I want to think through my options and write a business plan out now. (I am not jumping into this... not something I plan on expanded for a bit of time, I want to save some $$$ toward it, and borrow as little as possible) I have the option to just update and expand my kitchen with an add-on to our home. In a bad housing market though, we've only lived here 2 years, though we bought the house with equity in it, and made valuable updates already.... I don't know if sinking $15k-$25k more into it as being a good idea, or that a bank would even loan that so I could get better equipment and more space. Second option, build a moveable outdoor building, and run electrical and water to it as a seperate kitchen just for business. This way, its easy to dismantle and sell, or more if needed later on. Again, $15k-$25k for costs... will probably have to get a loan again in a bad market! Third, try to get a small business loan, or find a backer (in a bad market) who is willing to help me open a store front. Which the costs are much higher $65k + rent for location since I don't own a building or location. This being a positive because it can expand the market I already have... and give me a chance to buy local food from local farms I have networked with over time. I even found a location, a new shopping center that is opening across from a new hospital that is being built on a major highway only 20 minutes from here... and I like the town demographics for the area following growth charts from 2007-now. BUT I've heard most loans are now being attached to a person's home where LLC won't cover my family's butt anymore. Who wants to put their family in that kind of position? Ok... so with all that laid out... I want to hear the positives and negatives... marketing ideas... trade secrets (hehehe... won't be a secret anymore!)... ect. Like I said, its a business plan... this is all going on paper currently. OH, and I have a meeting at the Small Bsuiness Center Advisory next week. They want to sit down with me and give me more reviews and info... they will even subjectively go over my business plan, and what I have at the time... give me some direction and networking ideas. All this... while I try to run a very busy home business that is going to explode if I don't give it room to grow!