Many people ask us how to start a food cart, so here is a page to help you start the entrepreneurial journey—at least in Bloomington, Indiana. There are basically two permits to get, but they require several other things, and it's best to get the ball rolling on as many different parts as you can. To get a business permit, you need a health permit, to get a health permit you need a commissary kitchen, to get that you need insurance, and so on. Here is the basic order in which I did it, working backwards with the first thing to do at the bottom of the page, because usually to get one thing, you need the previous thing.Read More
Samuel Sveen, owner/operator of the Uel Zing Iced Coffee stand, operates his stand on the corner near the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.