It's been almost two months now and Stand UP MN is up and paddling! This small start up is taking it's first steps and I am so proud.
It's true, Minnesota really is an easy place to start a business. (Legally speaking, of course) Everything was done online and quite easily. The most difficult part is crossing the T's and dotting the i's. No one tells you exactly what you need, where to get it, who to talk to, or when to quit. I have a new level of respect for all the food entrepreneurs I've been working with at Kindred Kitchen. (can you tell I helped design their website too?) Many of them have more liabilities, like children, who depend on them.
That being said, support and encouragement go a long way. I've been blessed with both. I still think the most exciting part of this venture is bringing in so many local pieces into the pie. It feels like every detail is connected either someone I or a friend know personally!
We just got verified on PayPal. All this means we have a bank account and an EIN. However, it feels good to get verified by someone/thing!