Hi, I would like to start my own business, selling cookies online. I'm really excited about it but I just want to make things right from the beginning and my most important concern is to have all the permits that I need in order start with the production. I know the permits are different from state to state. I live in New York and here is where my operations would be. I've done a little research about the things that I need but maybe somebody could give me like a list (I work better with lists :) of steps when it comes to permits, in order for me to start. Here is what I know so far:
-My production has to be done in a commercial kitchen (Not at home).
-I need a food handler's certificate (Which I have).
-I need a sales tax permit, employer id number.
I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me with more information, maybe someone who went through the process already. Again, my doubts are on the business side. I'm very knowledgeable about the creative aspect and the products that I want to sell and other logistics, but permits are the most important thing right now.