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Old 07-20-2019, 10:08 AM   #10
BBQ_Bama
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Join Date: 04-17-18
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Originally Posted by InThePitBBQ View Post
What it all boils down to just about anywhere, and especially in a state that is extra burdensome with compliancy and taxation is that catering legally without cutting any corners makes it almost impossible to earn a living wage.
Which is why people do it illegally. It's not just with catering or the food business. With all the red tape, start up fees, permits, licenses, etc. The cards are so stacked against the average John Q Citizen to start a business and make a true living at it. It breeds the illegal market that will almost always exist. Most people doing it illegally are really good people and as weird as it sounds. Very honest people. They've just learned how screwed up and burdensome it has been made for small businesses to startup and sustain. They do it off the grid.
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