This is the question I get most often, and the one that causes a lot of internal strife. Part of me really wants to own a shop... REALLY wants to own a shop. I would love to be able to have customers come into an official store, order a cake for pickup the next day, and possibly even "shop" a little. I would have tons of storage and have a place for everything. I could have my cake dummies on the walls and decorate in bright colors and whimsy. I have so many ideas that I just can't do from my home, but could with a shop. Oh how the over-achiever voice in me is screaming!!!
And then there is the other side of the coin... more expenses means more volume and higher prices. I couldn't take a weekend here or there to go out of town with family. Who would watch the boys? Will burn out or physical ailments set in faster? And the list goes on and on... so for the time being, I am sticking with my home business. I get to set my own hours/workload, go on vacation when I want to, and try to help support my family.