Well folks, the journey to commercialization has begun. This evening Aaronap Cellars LLC filed for a Federal employer identification number and LLC incorporation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This really is the "Republic of Taxachussetts" as the LLC filing fee was a whopping $500 (plus a $20 processing fee for on-line filing). I recall my ex-wife filing an LLC application with the state of Michigan for a whole $25. But, as many of you will undoubtedly point out--I live in MA now, not MI. Such is the cost of doing business here, I guess.
But--I am excited to start this brand new adventure! Really, I'm actually smiling as I type this entry, I swear. :) I'm sure there will be times of smooth sailing and times when I want to pull my hair out. Never fear--I'll keep you updated on each and every step along the way.