Flashback Friday: Overcoming Food Truck Roadblocks

Roadblocks

While no one loves roadblocks rearing their ugly heads, they are occurrences that happen in all walks of life, and in all industries.

The key is recognizing these roadblocks when they happen, and to take action so they do minimal damage.

So, on this Flashback Friday, we give you this article that was published on Jan. 14, 2015: How to Run a Food Truck 12: Overcome Roadblocks.

In a nutshell, this article will give you the information you need for all things relating to overcoming food truck roadblocks.

Flashback Friday: Overcoming Food Truck Roadblocks

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How to Run a Food Truck 12: Overcome Roadblocks

Preview:

What Is a “Roadblock”?

For a FoodTruckr, the word “roadblock” has a very specific meaning—and it’s one that doesn’t have to do with giant branches or orange and white signs left sitting in the street. Rather, a roadblock is a temporary challenge that may seem disastrous at first sight, but can be navigated around with care. Let’s look at a few examples:

  • Truck Repairs: Many food truck owners cut costs in the early stages of their businesses by opting for used trucks. This isn’t a bad idea, but it does come with the risk that you may need an unexpected repair at any time. You can plan ahead for routine maintenance like oil changes and tuneups (and avoid many major problems by completing these tasks in a timely fashion!), but there are simply some repairs that you might never see coming, such as a flat tire or a fryer on the fritz.

  • Parking Tickets: Ah, parking tickets—one of the most aggravating and upsetting parts of life as a FoodTruckr. Whether they’re anticipated because you decided the benefits of that spot would outweigh the cost of the fine or unexpected because you didn’t know the rules of parking downtown, tickets are always frustrating and demoralizing to someone who’s just trying to make a living.

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Final preview from this invaluable Flashback Friday article:

Six Steps to Overcoming the Roadblocks in Your Path

When you’re faced with a roadblock, the problem that lies before you can easily feel like the end of the world. But remember—a roadblock by its very definition can be handled and overcome with the right combination of time, thought, and effort.

To help you get started, we’ve put together a six-step program you can use to overcome any roadblock that gets in your way:

1. Give Yourself Time to Freak Out A Little

The first step is an easy one (in fact you’re probably already doing it!)—give yourself some time to freak out a little before taking any action. Whether you need a few minutes or a few hours, it’s okay to take a bit of time to worry about the roadblock you’re facing and to stress about what it might mean for your business.

Now, of course, we don’t want you to dwell endlessly on what went wrong and all the possible “what-if” scenarios the roadblock might bring to the surface. The trick here is to grant yourself just enough time to be concerned and to get all of your anxiety out in one go so that you may move on to another, more productive stage of the process. It’s hard to make smart decisions about how to get around the roadblock if you’re gripped with fear or paralyzed with doubt—so get all of that worry out now, and only move on to Step #2 when you’re ready to get serious about facing this challenge.

Read the entire article here.

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We all deal with roadblocks from time to time, and some more often than others, but our hope is that this article can help you conquer said roadblocks. They will arise, but the key is being prepared for them, and knowing what to do when they are among us.

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