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Unread 07-21-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
Wampus
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
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Default OK, so let's just say I wanted to start a BBQ "business"........

I've given this a lot of consideration lately. Actually, a lot of friends and family have told me that I should seriously consider this idea.

For instance, on Sunday, my Brother-and-Sister-In-Law came out to the house for UDS ribs, corn-on-the-cob, and grilled fresh picked green beans and my SIL told me that when I called them to invite them out, she told my BIL that there was no option. She told me that she loves coming out to the house for dinner better than going to a restaurant (which I HATED to hear....).


DON'T GET ME WRONG.....I UNDERSTAND THAT COOKING ON THE WEEKENDS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IS NOT THE SAME AS COOKING FOR A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS.........just sayin'.

Anyway, I digress.....

If I was to get a bit more serious about this, I want to do it both legally and correctly. I'm not one to "short cut" the rules. Plus, I don't at all want to be the guy who somehow steals business from those folks out there who DO it legitimately.

I don't see very many "curbside BBQ outfits" around my area. I see a lot around Indy, but on the other side of town. There's a BBQ restaurant in Mooresville that's pretty good, but honestly.....I think I can seriously compete with them.



SOOOO.....where do any of you recommend I start? Any good reading material? I understand that local/state laws will dictate what kind of "red tape" I need to satisfy, right?

My "uneducated" list of firsts are:

Permits?
License(s)?
Health Department?


Is this something that a guy could do on a "part time" basis legitimately or would it not be worth the start up costs unless I'm willing to jump in with both feet?




Any advice from you experienced caterers/cookers would be MUCH appreciated. I can do my own homework, but help me out with where to start.....?


Thanks all.
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