The 12 Days of FoodTruckr: 11 Favorite FoodTruckr Posts

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11 Favorite FoodTruckr Posts!

Happy Christmas Eve, FoodTruckrs! In honor of Day 11 of The 12 Days of FoodTruckr, we wanted to take a little bit of time today to look back at some of the most popular content we’ve posted. Many of our fans have told us that these articles were especially helpful to them and their businesses, and we hope that you’ll find them just as useful. Read on to learn about 11 of your favorite articles from the archives:

1. “How to Write a Food Truck Business Plan

One of our most popular articles to date, this post explains the basics of business plans for food trucks and takes you through the nine different sections you’ll need to complete.

2. “How to Start a Food Truck 09: Write a Business Plan

This article is the follow-up to our first lesson on food truck business plans. Once you have a general understanding of what goes in each of the nine sections, use this lesson to answer the specific questions and list the data that your business plan should include.

3. “The 10 Commandments of Customer Relationships

In “The 10 Commandments of Customer Relationships,” we bring you some very important rules to follow if you want to build a loyal flock of followers.

4. “Food Truck Branding 101: Build a Brand That Rocks

If you’re just starting your food truck or you’re looking to take your concept to the next level, you should definitely check out our introductory guide to branding.

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5. “How to Start a Food Truck 14B: Secure Financing—Crowdfund Your Food Truck

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are all the rage right now, and they’re a great tool for food truck owners looking to get their businesses off the ground. Learn how to finance your food truck through crowdfunding in this lesson.

6. “How to Start a Food Truck 07: Learn About Commissaries

Some of the most common questions we receive here at FoodTruckr have to do with where food truck owners prepare and store their food and where they keep their trucks overnight. You can find the answers (and a whole lot more!) in this lesson from the “How to Start a Food Truck” series.

7. “How to Start a Food Truck 05: Look into Local Laws

One of the hardest parts of learning how to start a food truck is navigating complex local laws. We help you learn what to expect and how to figure out the laws in your area in this lesson.

8. “How to Run a Food Truck 05: Deliver Excellent Customer Service

In Lesson 05 of the “How to Run a Food Truck” series, we introduced the FEAST Experience—a five-step tool that food truck owners and employees can use to deliver excellent service to their customers.

9. “How to Run a Food Truck 06: Handle Customer Disputes

Delivering the FEAST Experience to every customer will help you build a loyal following of fans, but you still won’t be able to please every person who comes to your truck. The LEARN model, outlined in this lesson of the “How to Run a Food Truck” series, helps you manage unhappy customers and resolve their concerns before they leave.

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10. “How to Start a Food Truck 18: Register Your Business

Another one of the most challenging aspects of starting a food truck (or any small business!) is determining what steps you need to take to declare your business as a legal entity. We outline the various types of entity structures and help you determine what’s best for your food truck in this lesson.

11. “50 Food Truck Owners Speak Out: ‘What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck’

Last but not least, we have one of the very first posts to ever appear on our site—“50 Food Truck Owners Speak Out: ‘What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck.’” This article is our most popular post of all time, and with good reason. It includes a broad spectrum of advice on everything from planning your business to truck maintenance to catering and events from 50 different food truck owners. If you’re looking for real advice and experience from the people who are out there serving food on the streets every day, you definitely won’t want to miss this one.

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After you’ve picked up your copy, be sure to check out the other posts from The 12 Days of FoodTruckr for more awesome food truck business advice and tips!

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