Some Chicago small businesses did not receive services purchased

So you've decided to start your own business. Now what? For many residents of Chicago who find themselves in that position the next step is to create a business plan. Some in this situation as well as those already in business, find it helpful to hire a third party to assist in the task. Unfortunately, some local individuals seeking to start or expand their already existing small businesses were allegedly ripped off by another local business.

One woman, who sought a business plan from the local business called Taylor Made Industries, said she paid the owner of the $2,340. She was planning on using that business plan to obtained financing to expand her current business in the field of supplying portable manicure work stations. Despite being told that the plans would be available in between 6 and 10 weeks, after more than a year the woman had still not received the business plan.

As a result of that alleged breach of contract, the woman ended up filing a civil lawsuit against Taylor Made Industries. The owner of Taylor Made Industries ultimately refunded the money owed and the case settled.

Other small businesses in the area reported similar outcomes of not receiving the service for which they paid.

Taking the time to make sure the individuals you work with are reputable can make a difference in the success of a small business in Chicago. In some cases working with an attorney who has worked with other businesses in the same capacity can be helpful. Should, as in this case, it become necessary to pursue a civil case against another business, here again they can be of service.

Source: CBS, "2 Investigators: Consultant Accused Of Ripping Off Small Businesses," Pam Zekman, Dec. 18, 2012

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