My name is Brandon and I am trying to start a new hot sauce company in Harford County, MD. I have used TheHotPepper as a guest for a few items and I figured that I would join up to get more useful information. While trying to start up my little small batch sauce company, I am finding that there are A LOT of legal requirements that need to be met before I can sell my first bottle. My first foot forward on this site is to research exactly what documentation I need in MD to legally sell my sauces. I am past the trademark phase and declaring my company as an LLC, however I still have a mound of legal works to get organized before moving forward.
ANY help on how to better prepare myself for the legal aspect of things, please let me know! I am in the process of building a website (www.scoviforge.com) as well to push web sales and to promote local company news and events! It's not much right now, but I'll be working on that soon enough. For now, my IG page will suffice: https://www.instagram.com/scoviforge/
Thank you everyone for welcoming me to the community and I hope to learn a lot from everyone!