Kamilah describes doing business in Chicago as a “learning experience”. She began by experimenting with boozy cupcakes in her kitchen. What inspired her to transition into a full-fledged business?
LaForce describes doing business in Chicago as “interesting”. LaForce says you have to be patient when you’re getting all the correct licenses and permits. How much time does he suggest you allot?
Amy describes doing business in Chicago as “rewarding but frustrating”. When she began operating her food truck business Amy had no idea she would end up launching the Food Truck Association and advocating for new legislation. What advice would she now give to small business owners looking to engage with City Hall and influence policy?
Jera and Joslyn describe doing business in Chicago as “interesting”. This mother-daughter duo decided to open a mobile thrift boutique. What steps did they have to take to ensure they’re compliant with the city’s requirements?
Sean and Grant describe doing business in Chicago as “a dream come true”. They began their business from Sean’s backyard and faced a variety of zoning challenges. What advice would they now give to self-employed gym owners?
Alex describes doing business in Chicago as “frustrating”. He began growing his father’s sign company in Evanston, but relocated to Chicago. What about the Windy City and its workforce drew him there?