Start Your Own Food Truck Business

Start Your Own Food Truck Business Author The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN-10 9781613083109
Year 2015-05-18
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Start Your Own Food Truck Business and Satisfy Your Hunger for Success At over a billion dollars, the mobile food industry is enjoying more publicity and notoriety than ever before. Catering to a new generation of foodies looking for quick and unique specialties, the mobile food business is booming with new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. From gourmet food to all-American basics and hot dog wagons to bustaurants, our experts give you the delicious details behind starting and running a successful mobile food business. This guide covers: Six of the hottest mobile food options: food carts, concession trailers, kiosks, standard and gourmet trucks, mobile catering, and bustaurants Identifying the perfect foodie niche and customer base Creating menu items that save time, money, and space in the kitchen Finding a profitable location, time and time again Attracting new and loyal customers with social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Managing daily operations, costs, and setting prices Licenses, codes, regulations, parking, and other considerations Plus, gain recipes, shopping lists, favorite equipment buys and more from practicing food truck entrepreneurs. From choosing a vehicle to franchising and everything in between, learn what you need to know to get your business moving toward success!

Start Your Own Food Truck Business Cart Trailer Kiosk Standard and Gourmet Trucks Mobile Catering and Bustaurant

Start Your Own Food Truck Business  Cart  Trailer  Kiosk  Standard and Gourmet Trucks  Mobile Catering and Bustaurant Author Rich Mintzer
ISBN-10 9781599184142
Year 2011-04-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Satisfy Your Hunger for Success At over a billion dollars, the food industry is evolving, creating new trends and new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. Learn how you can become a part of one of the hottest and most affordable food businesses—mobile food. From gourmet food to all-American basics and hot dog wagons to bustaurants, get the delicious details behind starting a food truck business. Led by our experts, learn how to find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business on the road, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and much more. Plus, access recipes, shopping lists, favorite equipment buys and more from practicing food truck entrepreneurs. Covers: Six trendy mobile food opportunities: cart and concession trailers, kiosks, standard and gourmet trucks, mobile catering and bustaurants How to identify your customers and service niche Creating your mobile menu Choosing and outfitting your vehicle or kiosk Licenses, zoning, parking, and other considerations Scouting and staging for conducting business Hiring help Setting prices Spreading the word And more From choosing a business vehicle to franchising and everything in between, learn everything you need to know to get your business moving toward success!

Running a Food Truck For Dummies

Running a Food Truck For Dummies Author Myrick
ISBN-10 9781119286141
Year 2016-09-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Drive your food truck business to success While food trucks may not be the new kid on the block anymore, it's a segment that continues to swell—and there's still plenty of room for growth. If you have your sights set on taking your culinary prowess on the road, Running a Food Truck For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and so much more. Gone are the days of food trucks offering unappealing prepackaged meals, snacks, and coffee. In today's flourishing food service industry, they're more like restaurants on wheels, offering eager curbside patrons everything from gourmet tacos and Korean BBQ to gluten-free pastries and healthy vegan fare. Whether you're the owner or operator of an existing food truck business looking to up the ante or a chef, foodie, or gourmand interested in starting your own mobile restaurant endeavor, Running a Food Truck For Dummies has you covered. Create a food truck business plan to set yourself up for success Stay profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes Harness public relations and social media to build your following Grow from one truck to multiple trucks, restaurants, or a food truck franchise Packed with the latest information on legislation and ordinances, securing loans, and marketing to the all-important Millennials, this one-stop guide helps you cook up a well-done food truck venture in no time!

The Food Truck Handbook

The Food Truck Handbook Author David Weber
ISBN-10 9781118208816
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business. Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs. Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in The Food Truck Handbook. This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all. Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability. Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more. Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business. Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes. Author David Weber is Founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development.

Food Truck Business

Food Truck Business Author The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN-10 9781613083147
Year 2015-05-18
Pages 982
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, learn all the delicious detail behind starting one the hottest and most affordable food business: your own food truck. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: • Essential industry-specific startup essentials including industry trends, best practices, important resources, possible pitfalls, marketing musts, and more • Entrepreneur Editors’ Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years • Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry • Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists • Entrepreneur‘s Startup Resource Kit (downloadable) More about Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

How To Start a Home based Food Truck Business

How To Start a Home based Food Truck Business Author Eric Thomas
ISBN-10 9780762786282
Year 2012-07-03
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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From designing your food truck and identifying your market to establishing a business plan and determining the operational concerns of a mobile business, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a food truck business. Learn all about overcoming the hurdles facing the mobile food vendor, the legal aspects of food safety, menu planning, setting up your home-based headquarters, and navigating the catering industry. Whatever your plans, each chapter can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing and building your own home-based food truck business and reaching opening day! Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including: Preferred Vendor Checklist Start-Up Cost Worksheets Sample Operational Weekly Schedule 7878Outfitting your mobile kitchenAttracting customersNavigating operations concernsUnderstanding legal aspects and food safetyBuilding your menu

Food Booth

Food Booth Author Barb Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 0976570351
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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A comprehensive step-by-step guide to designing, managing, and operating a food concession and food stand business. Based directly on the author¿s twenty-six years of experience, the reader is guided with concrete, no-nonsense information about how to plan and design a mobile food service business from the ground up. With specific sound management and marketing practices the reader is advised how to reach their sales potential quickly, and compound their sales year after year.

Start Your Own Microbrewery Distillery Or Cidery Your Step By Step Guide to Success

Start Your Own Microbrewery  Distillery  Or Cidery  Your Step By Step Guide to Success Author Entrepreneur Media, Inc
ISBN-10 9781599185651
Year 2015-06-26
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Entrepreneur Press has partnered with Zester Media and its network of experienced journalists and authors to deliver an in-depth review of the craft brew industry, paired with telling facts and statistics for those considering starting, running, and growing a successful craft brewery or distillery. Readers are guided by real stories from craftspeople who share the details, secret ingredients, and special equipment that create a formula for success. They learn how to: analyze the industry with market research and identify a niche; calculate startup costs, secure funding, find the right equipment, and develop a solid business plan that promotes growth; abide by industry standards while complying with state and federal legislation, laws, and taxes; determine overhead fees, payroll, and price points, as well as business, personal, and consumption taxes; find, hire, and keep the perfect team; develop invaluable relationships with distributors, retailers, and restaurants; use low-cost online and offline marketing tactics; create promotions and gain a following through social media. The 20+ companies profiled include: Greenstar Brewery in Chicago, Rolling Meadows in rural Illinois, Leopold Brothers Distillery in Denver, Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, and Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto Distillery in Red Hook, NY.

Building the Internet of Things

Building the Internet of Things Author Maciej Kranz
ISBN-10 9781119285663
Year 2016-11-21
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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For business managers, the biggest question surrounding the Internet of Things is what to do with it. This book examines the way IoT is being used today -- and will be used in the future -- to help you craft a robust plan for your organization. Focusing on the business implications of Internet of Things, Kranz describes the sheer impact, spread, and opportunities arising every day, and how business leaders can implement Internet of Things today to realize tangible business advantages.

Good Food Great Business

Good Food  Great Business Author Susie Wyshak
ISBN-10 9781452129655
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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For those ready to follow their foodie dreams (or at least start thinking about it) Good Food, Great Business is the place to get organized and decide whether creating a specialty food business is really possible. Whether the goal is selling a single product online or developing a line of gourmet foods to be sold in grocery chains, this working handbook helps readers become food entrepreneurs—from concept to production to sales to marketing. Using real life examples from more than 75 individuals and businesses that have already joined the ranks of successful enterprises, the book walks readers through the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting a food business.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Author Kate Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781844074631
Year 2008-01
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Earthscan
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Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.

Fashion Buying

Fashion Buying Author Dimitri Koumbis
ISBN-10 9781474252935
Year 2017-01-12
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Containing fully updated and beautifully illustrated need-to-know info, this revised second edition of the bestselling textbook on fashion buying contains everything today's fashion management student needs to give them a clear head-start in this lucrative but highly competitive industry. Fashion Buying uniquely looks at what fashion buying entails in terms of the activities, processes and people involved - from the perspective of the fashion buyer. The book breaks down the five key areas of buying activity for those wishing to pursue a career in the industry, crucially exploring the role of the fashion buyer, sources of buying inspiration, sourcing and communication, merchandise planning and trends in fashion buying. Featuring completely revised content on retail typology (including need-to-know info on demographics, price points and markets), and selecting and buying garments (line sheets, purchase orders and lookbooks), Fashion Buying now includes valuable new sections on customer profiling, merchandise pricing (mark-ups, markdowns and how pricing is calculated for profit), and trends. Also included in this practical handbook are insightful interviews with both established and emergent fashion creatives. Business case studies put the contents of each chapter into professional context and provide insider perspective; while industry-focused exercises and activities enable readers to practise applying their new skills and so gain a competitive advantage in both their studies and buying careers. Written by industry experts, Fashion Buying is an invaluable go-to resource and leading textbook for fashion design, marketing, buying and merchandising students.

The Truck Food Cookbook

The Truck Food Cookbook Author John T Edge
ISBN-10 9780761171188
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It’s the best of street food: bold, delicious, surprising, over-the-top goodness to eat on the run. And the best part is now you can make it at home. Obsessively researched by food authority John T. Edge, The Truck Food Cookbook delivers 150 recipes from America’s best restaurants on wheels, from L.A. and New York to the truck food scenes in Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, and more. John T. Edge shares the recipes, special tips, and techniques. And what a menu-board: Tamarind-Glazed Fried Chicken Drummettes. Kalbi Beef Sliders. Porchetta. The lily-gilding Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger. A whole chapter’s worth of tacos—Mexican, Korean, Chinese fusion. Plus sweets, from Sweet Potato Cupcakes to an easy-to-make Cheater Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Hundreds of full-color photographs capture the lively street food gestalt and its hip and funky aesthetic, making this both an insider’s cookbook and a document of the hottest trend in American food.

Start Your Own Import Export Business

Start Your Own Import Export Business Author Entrepreneur magazine
ISBN-10 9781613082706
Year 2014-07-21
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries – but that doesn’t mean they’re just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide. As a successful import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, right from your own home. This book is loaded with valuable insights and practical advice for tapping into highly lucrative global markets. You’ll learn every aspect of the startup process, including: • Choosing the most profitable goods to buy and sell • Setting up and maintaining a trade route • Using the internet to simplify your transactions • How the government can help you find products and customers • Essential trade law information to keep your business in compliance • How to choose a customs broker • The latest government policies • Proven methods for finding contacts in the Unites States and abroad Tricks of the trade from successful importers/exporters and hundreds of valuable resources help you become a player in the lucrative world of international exchange.