Anyone In Chicago Looking To Start A Business

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jesspolyak Posted 20 Feb 2007 , 1:14am
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or own one already? looking to start one up or work in a bakery; making a huge career change soon!!

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bellejoey Posted 20 Feb 2007 , 1:22am
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I'm from Chicago...wish I still lived there now!LOL!

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brandiandedgar Posted 20 Feb 2007 , 12:10pm
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Hi I'm in Chicago Northwest side and have been toying with opening a business but it is so overwhelming!!! I have no idea where to start!


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CupCake13 Posted 20 Feb 2007 , 2:18pm
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Yup, me. I'm in the western burbs.

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SweetBellina Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 8:25pm
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count me in..i am from northwest suburbs...

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lilsis Posted 23 Feb 2007 , 7:58pm
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Hi --- not Chicago but Gurnee here.......any one have a clue as to how to go about starting a 'home business' here in IL? Been searching all morning and having problems getting any IL websites to load for some reason....

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SweetDolly Posted 23 Feb 2007 , 8:08pm
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Southern suburbs here - IL does not allow baking/food prep out of your kitchen used for everyday home use. There are extensive requirements the Department of Health requires for your commercial kitchen to be separate from your living areas, have an outside entrance...the list goes on and on. icon_cry.gif Maybe one day...

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etigg82 Posted 3 May 2007 , 11:31pm
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Hi all!

Its so nice to see all the people from Chicago in one place! I live on the NW side and work all the way up in buffalo grove. I am dying to get my business off the ground, but I need a licenced kitchen to work in. I know there's a kitchen in chicago that can be rented, but I can't afford the rates... $20/hour?! forget it.

Any of you out in the business world yet? icon_biggrin.gif

feel free to email me!

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renkly Posted 4 May 2007 , 12:39am
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I am from MI but want to move to Chicago and do cakes there. My son has already moved and I am ready to get out of MI.

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DuncanHinesgirl Posted 5 May 2007 , 5:31pm
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A cake friend of mine has been researching and has found out all the regulations. It seems that it would be extremely hard to start up and have a profitable bakery. Sigh. . .

I can dream about my home based cake decorating business!


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