Thursday, 19 July 2007
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS
I just got off the phone and that's how much "bond" the state of Mississippi requires to register the business down here! Five. hundred. dollars.
I opened Pepperina Press in Washington State last year for the princely sum of, oh, $50 (yes, that's just 5-0).
But for the privilege of doing business in Mississippi, I have to part with $500. Which I don't get back unless I close the business (uh, no) or move out of state (don't tempt me).
I mean please, don't beg people to come back down here and start businesses and help rebuild the economy if you're just going to pull this kind of trick once they're here.
Apologies for the rant. Ah Mississippiiiiiiiii... why can't you behave?