I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Dear City Hall: The Wait Time for My Permit Almost Squashed My Small Business:
(Rebecca Mueller) If you are thinking of starting a small business in Chicago, you might want to have an attorney lined up to help push things through City Hall.
Last week, my mobile fashion boutique, North & Hudson, finally hit the streets after months of sitting on the sidelines waiting for approval from the city.
After leaving my career in finance and graduating from fashion school, I watched dozens of my classmates flee Chicago for places like New York or Los Angeles. But I was determined to stay here in Chicago and to support local fabric and manufacturing businesses with orders from my clothing line.
My Commentary: Government: breaks your leg, offers you a crutch, then says, “see – if it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t be walking!”