2018 is approaching, and we hope you are on the verge of achieving all of your 2017 goals as a result, or, of course, have already accomplished them.
Nonetheless, it’s almost time to look at those goals for 2018, for it is already Dec. 6. In hopes of helping you out in the new year, we decided to unleash five articles that should do you, mobile kitchen owners (aspiring and current), wonders in 2018.
Check out the articles below, and make sure to use the advice wherever you see fit during your food truck journey.
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If you have ever thought about making food for a living, then you have likely thought about becoming a chef in the food truck industry. After all, food trucks are popping up all across America, and that likely won’t be changing any time soon.
If you want to become a chef but aren’t quite sure how you are going to make that leap, then you should think about opening up your own mobile kitchen business.
In the spirit of that thinking, below you will find 10 awesome reasons to become a food truck owner. Just think, this could be the future you!
Should I Make My Own Business Plan, Or Get Someone Else To Make It?
If you don’t want to make your own business plan, then you can hire someone else to do it for you. With that in mind, you are still going to have to have a good idea of everything. For example, how much inventory will cost, how much your food truck will cost, how much you can afford to pay employees and the list could go on and on.
Food truck chefs need to be business savvy if they plan on succeeding in this industry, so we persuade you to be hands-on with your business plan, whether you are the one writing it up or not. Nonetheless, you do have options.
Do I Need To Move To Run A Successful Food Truck Business?
You say you want to run a food truck business, and that’s great! However, if you don’t live in an area with a lot of foot traffic/tourism/a busy area, then you should probably think about moving.
Your return customers (which might only be friends and family in the beginning) are not going to eat at your lunch truck every day. Therefore, you need to be in an area in which a ton of people cross paths with your food truck business. If that is not the case/if you live extremely far from this type of area, then you might want to think about moving.
Okay, so if you want to be a success in anything, there are an unlimited amount of qualities you need to have, and that’s especially the case for the food truck industry.
With that in mind, if you do want to become a food truck owner, then there are five qualities in general that you must have, and they can be found below. The sooner you make these qualities yours, the sooner you will become a food truck owner, and that’s when the really journey — and fun — begins.
As a friendly reminder, we want to say this: You have every right to follow your goals and dreams, and you also have every right to be happy in every aspect of life. In terms of the work aspect, we encourage you to follow your dreams of becoming a food truck owner, because that will likely lead to you living a more fulfilling life — well, at least from a work standpoint.
While we wouldn’t recommend you pushing off your dream of becoming a food truck owner, we also don’t recommend you entering the industry until you are prepared financially.
Now, there’s a huge difference between pushing something off because you are afraid to start and pushing something off because you literally don’t have the money to make the leap. If you don’t have money to buy a food truck, then start saving NOW! Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, but now! Sure, it might take you a lifetime (or at least what feels like a lifetime) to save up $70,000 to $100,000 for a high-end food truck, but that doesn’t mean you can’t — and shouldn’t — save up $10,000-plus for a downpayment on a truck (spoiler alert: you can get your mobile kitchen financed!).
Ideally, you will have a good amount of money saved up before you even become a food truck owner. Ideally, you will have money to fall back on until your business starts making some real cash. If you do that, then you will take a great amount of stress/pressure off of yourself, because you won’t be thinking about trying to come up with enough money to pay rent while also trying to run a food truck business. Basically, your focus should be on running your business, not making enough money to survive.
25. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale
24. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray
23. “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” — Ray Bradbury.
22. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
21. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” — Seth Godin.
20. “At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.” — Erin Cummings
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