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September 7, 2012 8:35 AM Subscribe
What legal bits and bobs does it take to start up a hot dog stand and/or street vendor type business?
posted by RolandOfEld to Work & Money (18 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I suppose the same goes for non-food (aka crafty) type good as well but let's not be too broad....
Sort of an academic type question but I'm just curious and can't help but wonder what sort of expenses, courses, fees, licenses, taxes one should expect to pay outside of material costs for equipment, materials, and other day to day expenses.
I'm assuming you'd have to get a license with the city in question, some sort of inspection by the health department, and then you're allowed to sell your goods anywhere you want that isn't specifically prohibited?
Anyway, feel free to hit me with what search terms I should be using in my research or whatever else you may have handy on the subject.
Oh, assume this is for a business in the US and/or the location in my profile if you want to actually provide specifics but that's probably unnecessary as I'm asking in a more general sense than anything else...