Dec. 23, 2011
Thank you for your nice letter.
You asked if owning a business is really hard? The real answer is YES, it is very hard, but you can do it. You will just have to work hard at it and do not be shy about asking for help.
The most important thing is to be able to get customers for your catering business. Without any customers, nothing else really matters.
To help you get your business set up and ready to start, there are several good resources available, including Business Link North Carolina, which a free service for you to be able to call a business counselor (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, call 1-800-228-8443 or 919-807-4280) and they provide a variety of assistance with your business structure and licensing requirements.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Very truly yours,