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Tuition Tacos is located at 11136 Palms Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Owners, Hector and Michelle got their start when they would give free tacos to low-income students to inspire them to go to college. The tacos became so famous, Hector and Michelle decided to sell them at the Redlands Market Night every week. They did not set a price for their tacos, they just asked for donations.
The donations became so big that Hector and Michelle began to not only give out free tacos, they were able to provide scholarships to thousands of kids that went to college. Education became a passion for Hector as he was a high school dropout. He got a 0.0 GPA during his first year at community college and he considered dropping out of there as well.
A college professor saw potential in Hector and gave him encouragement as well as one hundred dollars so he could purchase books for his class. Hector went on to get a master’s and bachelor’s degree receiving top honors. His goal to pay it forward became a reality when he opened Tuition Tacos.
Their hard work has paid off and they are now considered the largest and most awarded caterer in the greater Los Angeles area. They may only have one hundred and seventeen online posts, but they have a strong four-point-nine-star rating.
Located in the Harvard Heights area of Los Angeles, California is Guelaguetza Restaurante. It was opened in 1994 by Fernando Lopez and his wife Maria Monterrubio. They immigrated to the United States from Oaxacan and wanted to share true Oaxacan food with their friends and family and patrons.
Guelaguetza Restaurante is truly a family business as they have handed down the restaurant to their four children. The children took the family restaurant to the next step by creating an online store to sell their famous mole and Michelada mix.
They have gained notoriety by having articles on them in the New Yorker, Oprah Magazine and the Los Angeles Times just to name a few. They have over two thousand reviews on the world wide web giving them four-point-four-stars.
El Cholo was the first Mexican restaurant to open in Los Angeles, California in 1923. Today, it is located at 1121 S. Western Avenue and is run by the grandson of the founders. Rosa and Alejandro.
The original El Cholo was located at Moneta and Santa Barbara streets which have been renamed to Broadway and MLK Boulevard.
El Cholo got its name from the Spanish settlers who called their field hands El Cholo. They used only the best cheese available so they purchased sixty-pound cheese wheels and would let them age for a year before using.
Many a famous person has dined at El Cholo through the years. They can boast that they have employees who have been with them for forty years. Their food remains a favorite in Los Angeles and the evaluations on the internet give them a four-point-four-star rating with over two thousand reviews.
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All Around Surfaces in Sioux Falls, South Dakota specializes in epoxy floor coating. Epoxy floor coating in repair garages is the perfect flooring to be installed. It is not expensive to install, it resists stains, it can take heavy equipment without damage and it is easy to clean.
Epoxy floor coating is most typically installed over existing concrete. The concrete must first be to remove any bumps then holes and cracks must be repaired. The epoxy is made when a hardening chemical and a resin are combined. When the mixture is installed and completely dried it is considered a hard plastic.
Chris’s Auto Repair is located at 1901 S. Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Owner, Chris Rieger, started his business in 2013. Chris has a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a vehicle factory trained technician.
When Chris first opened Chris’s Auto Repair it was just a one-man shop. Word quickly spread about his quality work and Chris soon found he had to hire more technicians to keep up with the demand.
Chris has made a commitment to keep up with the latest in car repair technology through continued education. He makes sure his technicians and certified mechanics are up to date as well as he will pay for their schooling. Is it any wonder Chris has over two hundred and thirty positive reviews on the internet with a four-point-six-star rating?
Located at 2812 W. 12th Street in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is 12th Street Auto Care Center. Co-owners, Shane and Chad, opened their doors in 2010. Shane has been working on cars for as long as he can remember. After graduating from high school, Shane attended the Wyoming Technical Institute earning a degree in Automotive Collision/Refinished and Applied Science Management.
Chad grew up in his father’s auto shop and learned all of the levels of repairing cars. Prior to opening 12th Street Auto Care Center, Chad spent years in the industry as a technician, service manager, parts manager and auto body manager. His experience in this industry made him the best partner for Chad.
Their commitment to excellence has given them a great reputation in town. They have over three hundred evaluations online giving them a strong four-point-six-star rating.
Terry Steenholdt, of T.D.S. Auto Repair, Inc., opened his repair shop in April of 1977. His first shop was on a rented property but in 1981, he purchased some land on 15th and Marion Road where he made it his permanent location.
Growing up around motorcycles, cars, go-carts and trucks, Terry couldn’t wait to purchase his first motorcycle. Once he got a motorcycle permit, he bought a bike then purchased a car even before he got his driver’s license.
Together Terry and his wife, Dar, have expanded T.D.S. Auto Repair business over the years purchasing adjacent properties. This allowed them to expand their storage and parking area. They improved the property by planting trees, installing driveways and putting up a fence.
Their hard work and commitment to the people of Sioux Falls, South Dakota to provide the best car repair shop has paid off. They may only have twenty-one reviews, but they have a strong four-point-six-star rating on the world wide web.
Little Miss Bar-B-Q has two locations in Phoenix, Arizona one in the Sunnyslope area and the other is on University Drive. It is owned by two friends that share a love for everything barbecue.
Before opening Little Miss Bar-B-Q, the two friends entered their first barbecue contest in Williams, Arizona. It was a disaster and they did not even get an honorable mention. Their second try was in Queen Creek and it was pretty much a repeat of their first adventure. They swore they were not going to quit so they moved on to their third contest in Tucson and were able to get 1st place brisket, 9th place pork and 4th place overall.
When they decided they wanted to open a restaurant, they were inspired by some of Austin, Texas’s most famous barbecue places. Places like the popular Salt Lick and family owned Franklin BBQ sometimes have lines of over a hundred people waiting to eat their delicious barbecue.
They have been successful in their quest and like to boast they have over two thousand reviews online. The reviews are so impressive they are only point two points away from have a full five stars.
Danky’s Bar-B-Q is located at 4727 E Bell Road. It is owned by The Reverend Paddy Danks who grew up in Detroit. He has a long family history of butchers going back to the 1860’s. His great, great grandparents lived on a small farm in Slovakia. In 1923 his Great Grandfather Zada and his wife Baba immigrated to Michigan where he continued to be a carpenter and a butcher.
Danks father was active in the music business in Detroit so he gained a lot of respect for some of the finest music in the world. He spent his summers at a farm and learned how to spot the highest quality meats to butcher and smoke. This was the combination that inspired him to open Danky’s Bar-B-Que.
His customers agree with over four hundred and thirty positive posts on the world wide web. His four-point-six-star rating gets new people coming in every day.
Known as the “Jay Z of barbecue” is Pitmaster Phil the Grill and the owner of Trapp Haus BBQ. It is located in the Roosevelt Row Arts District in downtown Phoenix. Prior to opening Trapp Haus BBQ, Phil toured the competitive barbecue circuit and had his own food truck.
The Trapp Haus BBQ is known for their bold spices that are used on their ribs and briskets. Phil uses a Spanish spice blend called sazon for his rub then tops the meat with a pungent spice and his own blend of sauce. In Phil’s early years he would cook on NFL Sundays for his friends in the Bronx.
Six hundred and fifty-four evaluations on the internet cannot say enough of how Phil the Grill’s passion is put into every meal. His clientele is so loyal many of them have to have his amazing barbecue at least once a week.
Hood cleaning in Phoenix can be a competitive business. However, the pros at Phoenix Hood Cleaning have been serving the greater Phoenix area for years and have clients that have been with them from the beginning. They have cleaned the exhaust system of just about any commercial kitchen that is in the area. From schools, to hospitals to restaurants their clientele only have great things to say about their work.
When most people think of food in Texas they think of barbecue. Texas is known for some of the greatest barbecue in the world, but one cannot eat barbecue for every meal now can they. San Antonio TX Hood Cleaning has been servicing the greater San Antonio, Texas area and surrounding cities for years. They wanted to share three great Italian restaurants in San Antonio in this article.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is located at 12507 I-10 W in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded by two Sicilian boys, Johnny and Damian, who were raised in Texas. Damian’s grandparents were born in Sicily in the 1870’s and immigrated to the United States in the late 1800’s to Galveston, Texas as did many Sicilians.
Two interconnected families, the Mandolas and the Carrabbas made it a priority to have large gatherings for christenings, graduations, funerals, births, weddings and any excuse to get the families together. As they traveled by ship from Sicily, they met other families immigrating from other countries where they shared stories and food. Thus, the beginning of Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
Today, Johnny and Damian enjoy the success of their restaurant and sharing their traditional Italian recipes with their customers. They have close to a four and one-half-star rating on the world wide web with close to twelve hundred reviews.
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana is located at 6969 Blanco Road in San Antonio. It was opened in November of 2007 by Doug and Lori Horn. Both have a strong background in the restaurant and hotel business, so it was the perfect match to have Lori out front doing their marketing and Doug run the restaurant.
They wanted to bring a unique style of pizza to San Antonio, so they focused on Southern Italian Cuisine from Naples, Italy. In order to be a true Napoletana pizzeria, Doug and Lori had to study and become part of the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaoili which teaches the one hundred and fifty-year-old tradition of creating Neapolitan Pizza. The idea for their name Dough Pizzeria Napoletana was a a little play on letters in Doug’s first and last name which can spell Dough.
Pretty sure with the two thousand three hundred and eighteen reviews online, Doug and Lori are doing a bang-up business. They even opened a second location in beautiful Downtown San Antonio.
Located in the Downtown business district of San Antonio is Guillermo’s. Owner, Guillermo, loves to share the rich history of San Antonio with his patrons by have collectable wall hangings celebrating some of the larger than life events that have taken place over the years.
Guillermo’s is considered to be haunted by employees, contractors and patrons as well. There are dozens of stories where an employee has heard a door open and then footsteps only find there is no-one there! Employees have said they have had the feeling somebody walked very closely to them as well as a gentle touch. Employees have told stories of having their belongings moving from one place to another.
Believe it or not, employees to this day say they hear footsteps, doors opening and even seeing shadows pass by when there is nobody there. Not sure if any of the sixteen hundred people who posted positive posts can say they have experienced strange happenings, but they do love them enough to give them a four-plus-star rating.
San Antonio TX Hood Cleaning is happy to recommend any of these great Italian restaurants to their friends and family. They are a team of professionals who strive to provide the best hood cleaning experience to their customers.
The capital of New Jersey is Trenton that boasted a population in 2010 around eighty-five thousand residents. The estimated population in 2018 was around eighty-four thousand residents. It boarders the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
The history of Trenton can be found as far back as June 3, 1719 and became the capital of New Jersey on November 25, 1790. It is known as the first military site of victory for General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. Manufacturing was its life blood in the late nineteenth century into the early twentieth century and fell into a depression when those jobs went away. Today the largest employer is the state of New Jersey which brings in hundreds of state workers every day from the surrounding areas.
One of the areas that is seeing a revitalization is the Trenton waterfront. A restaurant called Cooper’s Review remodeled one of the older buildings to create an amazing dining experience. They have live entertainment, a popular happy hour and a full menu for even the pickiest of eaters.
Cooper’s Review was designed to hold large events in their entertainment hall, the major dining area, an amazing indoor/outdoor bar and drink area and a beautiful deck that jets out over the water. They have a stage on their deck that can accommodate national performances.
Their menu consists of recipes offered at the Marmont Steakhouse in Philadelphia which is awesome for those who do not want to drive an hour into Philadelphia. The internet evaluations give them over four stars, and they say to definitely try one of their gourmet burgers.
Savory Leaf Café is only about three miles away in Edwin Township, a twelve-minute drive, from Trenton, New Jersey. They are a vegan restaurant that serves some of the most amazing dishes that one would swear are not vegan. Their food is all plant-based but is served like some of the best comfort food in the area.
Established in 2018, Savory Leaf Café and serve only food that is egg, dairy and meat free. Their “wheat meat” is called seitan and really looks like meat when it is cooked up. Unfortunately for those who cannot eat gluten this product is out as it is also called wheat gluten, wheat protein or just plain gluten.
One of their popular events are their Saturday breakfast where they offer a tofu scramble, soy sausage patties serviced with cheese on a bagel and Lox made from carrots. They may only have thirty-three reviews online, but they get a strong five-star rating from them.
NJ Weedman’s Joint is located right across from city hall in Trenton, New Jersey. Owner, Robert Edward “Ed” Forchion Jr., also known as NJWeedman, came into this world on July 23, 1964. His restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full menu that would please anyone.
NJ Weedman’s Joint is not his only venture. In addition to being a restaurateur, he is a free speech and cannabis rights activist as well as an actor and writer. He has long history of arrests and court battles due to his cannabis activism. He was in jail in 2017-2018 for four hundred and forty-seven days.
His success as a restaurateur is as legendary as his arrests and subsequent trials. People flock to his place just to get a glimpse of this icon in Trenton and of course have some amazing food. The world wide web rates him with four-point seven-stars with one hundred and fifty plus posts.
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Palm Springs, California is known as one of the best places to retire in California. It is also a haven for winter snowbirds who nearly triple the population of the city during the months of November to March. For those unaware of was a snowbird is, it is the people who choose to live in their motor homes, trailers or fifth wheels rather than a brick and mortar home.
Because of the nearby mountain and desert areas, Palm Springs offers all sorts of recreational things to do. Of course, golf is probably the most popular but there is horseback riding, biking, hiking, tennis and swimming. The city is also known for its cultural and arts scene and its mid-century modern architecture.
Two thousand years ago it was settled by the Cahuilla people. There was an amazing amount of water and shade and had hot springs scattered throughout the valley which were used in the wintertime. Today, you can see their petroglyphs in the Indian Canyons as well as their house pits, dams and irrigations ditches.
As of 2017, the population of Palm Springs was over forty-seven thousand people. With addition of the winter snowbirds, that makes the population close to one hundred and fifty thousand in the winter months. This makes for a lot of growth and the need for great restaurants.
Tac/Quila, located at 415 N Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California is the creation of Liz and Mark Ostich. After years of being lawyers, they sat down one day and dared to dream about what they wanted their future to look like. It came down to working with people and getting into the hospitality industry.
Their first venture, FARM, was inspired by their travels through the countryside south of France. Their garden-like patio seating and amazing landscaping has pleased clients for years.
However, they were not satisfied to just run FARM. So, they decided to combine their love of Jalisco style of cuisine and unique tequilas to start Tac/Quila. They incorporated much of the culture and arts that were forming in Mexico City to come up with their theme that has been so popular with their clientele.
Well their dream has paid off with the evaluations that have been created online. They score a four-point six-star rating with well over two hundred of them.
Located in the beautiful Plaza del Sol in South Palm Springs, California is Mirio’s Restaurant. Their cuisine is considered Modern European with a flair for great seafood as well. The outdoor seating is popular as their patrons can enjoy amazing mountain views.
Owners, Miro Terzic and his wife Mirela, work with their whole family to create home-style cooking that is pleased to appeal to even the pickiest pallet. Miro’s first opened their doors in 1994 after immigrating from Mostar, Yugoslavia. Their popularity grew so fast that they had to move in 1997 to their current location to doubling their space.
Their work and dedication have paid off as they now have over four hundred reviews on the internet. These posts have netted them a four-point eight-star rating!
Lulu California Bistro is located at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, California. Since their grand opening on August 22, 2011, they calculate they have served well over two and one-half million patrons. They contribute this not only to their fantastic food but their décor as well.
The owners of Lulu California Bistro, Jerry and Barbara Keller, moved to Palm Springs in the mid nineteen eighties from New York. Even though they were success full in New York, they decided their favorite vacation spot should become their permanent home.
Named one of the “Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the United States”, they have also won the “Diners Choice Award” several times. With well over two thousand positive online reviews, they have also received as strong four-plus star rating.
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The Bone got its roots in 2009 when they Lytle/Hoover family went to California for a vacation to see relatives. Their relatives had a successful barbecue restaurant called Bad to the Bone. When Mike Hoover tasted their amazing food, he dreamed of bringing something this delicious back home.
While Mike had no interest in opening a restaurant he encouraged his two sons to consider opening one since they had just graduated from college with degrees in Hospitality Management. However, the brothers did not have much experience in the restaurant industry, so he shipped them to California to learn hands on with their relatives.
Well, they got the barbecue bug and returned home eager to start a new barbecue restaurant at home. Originally named Bad to the Bone Smokehouse, they grew fast and opened a second location in Old Town Manassas. They named this restaurant The Bone and eventually shortened the name of their first place to The Bone as well.
Over the years they have found lifelong friendships with their happy clientele. They have over four hundred positive posts giving them over a four-star rating.
Odd BBQ is located on Daly Drive in Chantilly, Virginia, which is only seven and one-half miles from Fairfax, Virginia. It is the dream of Nick and Susan who started their restaurant in 2017.
Their unique approach with Odd BBQ was to go to various breweries around the area to serve their small menu. They would bring their own tables and an old panini grill and whip up sumptuous meals to complement the beer.
One day, Ono Brewing put out a notice that they were looking to serve food. Susan and Nick jumped at the opportunity to show them how great their food was, and they never left. They are now located in a small nine by twelve-foot room whipping up their own version of barbecue.
While there are only about one hundred and fifty reviews online, the reviews are positive. Their food complements Ono Brewing Companies unique take on tropical flavor beers. Their self-serve craft beer bar is a big success with patrons and allows them to try all of their delicious flavors.
Clarity is located on Maple Avenue in Vienna, Virginia which is only about six miles from Fairfax, Virginia. Jon Krinn is the founder and head Chef of the restaurant.
Jon got his humble beginnings at the L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MA. He worked in several kitchens in Washington DC before heading to France to hone his skills. He eventually moved to New York City where he worked under some of the most acclaimed chefs in the world.
In 2001, Jon moved back to Washington DC and opened 2941. He was quickly recognized in the area and was named the tenth top restaurant in the area. He also achieved three stars in the Washington Post. He achieved his dream of opening his own restaurant in 2001 when he opened Clarity.
Jon’s right had man is Chef de Cuisine, Nick Palermo. Nick has a history of working in many recognized kitchens. He worked alongside Jon at 2941 so the pairing of those two was perfect. Their success has garnered them close to five hundred and fifty evaluations on the world wide web giving them close to a five-star rating.
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When you first set up your business, did you look to other states to set up your Limited Liability Company or corporation? What was the price you paid and are paying annually? Some states like California have a minimum charge for your corporations annual filing of eight hundred dollars! Incorporating in the state of Nevada could cost you three hundred and fifty dollars to six hundred and fifty dollars minimum per year.
Let’s face it, you did not start your business to support the government. You started your business to support your family and be your own boss. That is why we recommend moving your corporation to Wyoming. They don’t have a state income tax and their initial and annual fees are reasonable for starters.
Even if you have an established company in one state, you can move that corporation to another state where the laws are more on your side. You simply need to transfer your company to a new jurisdiction. You don’t need to set up another bank account or line of credit because they can be in the state you are doing business in. You also keep your Employer Identification Number which is great because you are not starting your business over.
Reasons to Incorporate in Wyoming:
- Nominal Annual Fees
- There is not personal income tax in Wyoming
- Purchasing, holding selling or transferring of its stock is allowed in Wyoming
- There is no Franchise Tax in Wyoming
- Wyoming does not have a Personal Income tax
- Wyoming does not have a Gift Tax and no Inheritance Tax
- There is not State Business License in Wyoming
- There are competitive Property Taxes or Sales Taxes
Wyoming has Asset Protection
Incorporating in Wyoming can protect you from a lawsuit. If a company or individual tries to sue your corporation, the suit needs to be tried in the state of Wyoming. It can be very expensive, so most lawyers will not pursue a case. Also, Wyoming has over one thousand six hundred lawyers who are ready to represent your business.
As you may know, incorporating in general protects your personal assets as well. So, you have double protection when incorporating in Wyoming.
What is it Going to Cost to Incorporate in Wyoming?
Incorporating in Wyoming is inexpensive with the going rate of one hundred dollars. Wyoming charges fifty dollars to obtain your Certified Documents form your State of Domicile. Our fee for putting all this together is only fifty dollars. Lastly, you will pay us our annual rate of sixty-nine dollars and ninety-five cents. Your total to transfer is only two hundred dollars ninety-five cents.
In order to change your domicile to Wyoming you will need to have a registered agent. Wyoming Discount Registered Agent, Inc. has been helping companies transfer their corporation to Wyoming. The fees we charge are nominal at only sixty-nine dollars and ninety-five cents annually.
Even better, if your assets are less than two hundred and fifty thousand inside the State of Wyoming, your corporation renewal fees are only fifty dollars annually.
The preferred way to structure a business is to make it a corporation. Corporations are treated as a separate entity which gives it the legal rights of an individual with the exception of voting and a few other limitations. You can choose to incorporate in the state your business is in or, you can incorporate in states that have better laws that protect your business.
If you choose to incorporate in a state other than the one you do business in, you may be subject to a fee. Check with the state to see if you have to file for a qualification.
You can do the articles of incorporation yourself, however, if you are going to incorporate in a state with better protection laws, like Nevada, you should use a Registered Agent. Nevada Discount Resident Agent has been helping companies from other states file for their corporation in Nevada for years. The advantage of incorporating in Nevada is they do not keep or store records of the individuals in the business therefore they cannot share information with the Internal Revenue Service.
Once you have incorporated, you can now designate how many shares the company will give to each owner. Prior to that, the corporation should elect a board of directors who should plan on meeting at least once per year. Take copious notes of your discussions and where the company is heading.
The board of directors typically consist of a president, secretary and treasurer. The board of directors can have more than previously mentioned like vice-president or vice-presidents. These individuals are expected to handle the day-to-day affairs. Adopting corporate bylaws is also suggested as it designates what the authority and powers the officers, directors and shareholders have.
The corporate umbrella protects the shareholders personal assets should there be a lawsuit. Incorporating in the state of Nevada if your business is in another state can actually prevent frivolous lawsuits. Any lawsuit that may be filed has to be litigated in the state of Nevada. This can be costly which many lawyers will shy away from, especially if the corporation does not have a lot of assets.
Another advantage of incorporating your business is you can give the shareholders a salary. This is not the case of a Limited Liability Company or LLC. LLC’s are looked at like a sole proprietor, so the income is passed directly to the individual. Salaries are considered an expense to the corporation and can be deductible.
The larger the corporation and the number of shareholders may require the company to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or state regulatory bodies. It is better to keep the shareholders to a minimum as it is easier to cash someone out if they choose to leave the company.
Keep in mind that not only is the corporation subject to income tax, the shareholders are liable for taxes when they receive dividends. This is why many corporations choose to give the shareholders larger salaries rather than take dividends.
This article is only intended to give some information on forming a corporation. It is recommended that any business owner who is thinking of incorporating should consult their Certified Public Accountant or their Lawyer.