Food entrepreneurs have to figure out a lot of rules and regulations, from licensing to inspections to taxes. We want to work together with entrepreneurs to have a productive discussion about the City of Chicago’s regulatory systems and how they can be improved to make Chicago an easier place to grow a businesses. With the help of small business owners we will create a report that highlights the legal barriers they face and lays out practical solutions, which we will then deliver to the Mayor. Entrepreneurs who have had experience navigating the laws and City Hall should attend to share their knowledge and brainstorm proposals for research and reform.
The purpose of this Round Table Discussion is to learn from other entrepreneurs what legal barriers exist in Chicago, think critically on how their business is impacted, and contribute to the policy report that will be handed to the Mayor.
About the Presenters:
The Institute for Justice Clinic is a nonprofit dedicated to serving low-income entrepreneurs in Chicago by providing free legal assistance and advocating for legal reforms that benefit small business owners. We also provide educational seminars and prepare University of Chicago Law School students to be lifelong advocates for entrepreneurs.