FS036: The Hard Work of a Building a Dream – with Sharon of Magic Coffee Truck

Magic Coffee Truck

Today’s guest is in the midst of building her dream. Magic Coffee Truck is about to hit the streets of Atlanta, thanks to the hard work of owner Sharon Turner.

Many of my guests on the FoodTruckr School Podcast are already living the dream: Their trucks are up and running, and the hurdles of getting their business on the road are behind them.

Sharon, however, is right in the middle of those early struggles, and she’s gained insights every FoodTruckr should hear. She’ll share her tips on navigating strict codes and permits, reaching out to local food truck associations, and finding the right legal help.

If you’re an aspiring FoodTruckr like Sharon, listen up! Her advice will help you spend less time reinventing the wheel and more time turning your dream into reality.

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About the Author

Pat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn.

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  • A coffee truck in Atlanta would be a huge hit! I’m getting crushed in Vermont and we only have 600,000 people in the state! I go to festivals, events and concerts and its a never ending line of people for hours on end. We opened last August and have been well received so far!

    Go get em’ Sharon! And, join the Barista Guild though the SCAA and jump in in their training – well worth it!

  • Vincent LaVolpa

    We have an espresso truck here in Albuquerque. Green Joe Coffee Truck. Doing great so far!!!