I did what you did. And I have to tell you I WISH MORE THAN ANYTHING I stayed home. We used all our own money so we did it "debt free". There is SO MUCH on the commercial side you cant even begin to fathom. I've been in the cookie game for 7 years and have large accounts. I do cookies for NFL teams, Home builders, Fortune 500 companies, etc. My building is only 1,900 SQFT and in an industrial park (not open to the public) and as much as I LOVE what I do. Im tired. Im tired of it already. I am being forced to expand my menu to accommodate the cost of staying open. And just because something seems like it will be a quick move in like this building it wont be. The city/health department is a finicky beast. Just because it was approved for the previous tenant doesn't mean it will be approved for you. Our plumbing alone for the grease trap and etc was a little over $9k. Dont even get me started on the vent hood price. Cookies are how I make money and I made GOOD money at home. I had the same problems you occurred. wanting to sell in stores, shipping, etc. And now I just wish I kept it at home. Decorated cookies are a labor intensive. No matter how you look at it. There are long days and nights. I still work long into the night but instead of being in my comfy home im up here. Think of how many cookies you have to sell to make the rent payment on a 3,000 SQFT building. You will be forced to do that every month. not including Insurance, Machinery you are financing, Electric bills ( Mine are around $465 a month) Dumpster bill, phone bill, Ingredients, packaging, etc. I literally take home NO MONEY every month. Im counting down the months until i can get out of the lease. You seem determined and I was too, But Put the pen to paper and do the math first. I did and it wasn't realistic and now im paying the price. As far as ovens I have 2 blodgett 3 phase electric ovens. They do just fine and i can cook around 300 cookies in about 12 mins. I have 2 - 20qt mixers and making bigger batches wasnt an issue at all! It was a lot smoother than I thought.