Today, I want to answer the question, “Can a legally teach sewing classes and my home?”
In most cases you can have a business in your home. If you're teaching sewing from your home on your kitchen table or in her bedroom, you're starting a home based business. But you actually should find out if you can legally do this which will depend on your area.
In some cases, you might be able to kind of get by with it, but maybe you're not allowed to put up a sign. And in other situations, depending on your zoning, you might be able to put up a sign in your front yard or in a window to let everybody know that you are teaching classes.
There are a few different people that you can talk to to find out about zoning in your area. You want to know if you have residential or commercial property. So if you're living in a home that's usually residential, but sometimes they can be both.
Every place is different, every town is different, every city is different.
Then once you find out if it's a commercial space, then yes, of course you can teach sewing classes. But if it's a residential, it's going to be a maybe.So before you even start, you want to find out what do they allow. Sometimes they have restrictions.
So it might be that, there's like a strict policy and there can only be like three cars at a time or maybe they really want to kind of keep the traffic down because they want to keep like the residential area safe.
Also find out how many people are allowed. You have to ask, “Can I have three students a day or can I have 10 students a day? Or how many cars am I allowed to have with parents dropping off their kids? Do they have to drop them off or can they stay?
Sometimes it might be okay to just drop them off. But other times, if you want them to stay, then you have to find out how many cars can you have in your driveway.
So if you just talk to a person, then you should be able to find this information out. If it turns out that you can't have anybody showing up to your home, then that's where you'll have to look for something else.
I loved having a home based business and sewing classes in my home worked out really well for me. But I did have properties that were a commercial/residential split, so I was allowed to do that.
But you just have to find out and if you can or can’t. If not then you have to find a different option. If you can't do in your home, then maybe there is another option.
May there is a commercial space that you can rent.
Maybe you can sublease.
Or maybe a quilt shop.
Maybe you can do it at a school.
Maybe a library.
There's a lot of different options, but you want to know ahead of time where you are setting up, So you just want to check into if you can legally do it in your home.
All right, that is it for this question. Bye bye.
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Hi, I'm Katrina Marie
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