Oh, the things you learn as you’re going the process of starting your first business! We're getting more than just a passing familiarity with the permitting requirements for everything from occupancy to business to health department. Acronyms like NSF now flow off our tongues like melted chocolate. The whole process can be intimidating and almost overwhelming at times, but Winter Warlock (From Santa Clause is Coming to Town) always comes to out rescue at the last minute put one foot in front of the other. We're actually starting to see little glimmers of light up ahead with a little luck well finally be moving some of our equipment into our space in early January, and may even be making some test batches (not sellable) by the end of January. Grease Trap, $200. Lease hold improvements (Phase I), $7k. Making your first bar of chocolate (even if you can’t sell it) in your own factory PRICELESS!

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