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Starting a Cottage Food Business

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One of the things that recent times have taught us is that you have to rely on yourself in life. Many people have become unemployed recently and it looks like jobs that pay simply will not be coming back. Our thriving economic boom has suddenly gone bust, leaving so many without the money to pay for basics like food and rent. Numerous business sectors have been affected by the downturn. The airline, tourism, and hospitality sectors have been decimated as stay-at-home orders became the norm. Even now that these orders have been lifted, we are still seeing visitor counts that are just a fraction of what they were before. Other industries have furloughed large numbers of workers. In this current environment, you have to look for ways to adapt going forward.

Fortunately, there are options that allow you to create a home-based business that can

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Masala Spatula a Colorado Springs cottage business of Indian spices and cooking classes | Cheyenne Edition

Payal Sathe has proven herself to be adept at not only starting a small business, but keeping it afloat and successful during the trials of the current pandemic.

Her business, Masala Spatula, focuses on showcasing Indian cuisine through the sale of Indian spice blends that each come complete with tasty yet simple recipes. Gradually she has expanded by offering in-home cooking classes and custom-made gift baskets.

Sathe arrived in Boulder from India as a newlywed in 2008. She had already received a law degree in India, and went on to earn a master’s in law from the University of Denver in 2010. Along came three children, and Sathe enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. In 2017, her family moved to the Briargate area in Colorado Springs due to her husband’s employment. Eventually Sathey ealized: “I need to do something!” to complement her role as wife and mother.

Sathe always made her

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