Oh my heavens, if you think you are excited now, you just wait.
In our case, we really did our homework for approx. 1yr trying to decided what to do.
Everyone on the vistor forums suggested calling Candy. From the moment Candy answered the phone we KNEW the decision was made and we joined the APPCA.
We joined at the end of April and was not able financially to attend a seminar until November.
In our opinion, it was the best thing we ever did. (we really wanted to attend sooner, but funds did not allow it) Starting our business and then attending the seminar was in our favor. We had already put a client on a waiting list until we were up and running, not to mention feeling comfortable with the whole process.
We started cooking on a mock cook date with family and friends. Studied for ServSafe, making our business plan so on and so forth. By the time we actually attended the GREAT Chicago seminar we had two steady clients, and for us ALOT of questions!!
Oh, sorry I didn’t answer your question, if you put forth the effort, it will be the best money that you have ever spent! In our case, we feel blessed that we didn’t have to mortgage the house to start our business.
The wealth of information that the members provide is priceless. The time and energy that Dennis and Candy give of their lives just to enrich ours is overwhelming.
You COULD not belong to a better organization..
Good luck and we hope to see you on the inside!!