Reflection and the act of looking back can help us gain some perspective on our current lives, and it can also help us devise new strategies along the way.
Going along with that thinking, we wanted to dive back to the past and highlight some of the best advice FoodTruckr dished out last September. The hope is that this information will help you out during September 2018 and the months that follow.
Check out the previews below and make sure to click on every link to sink your teeth into each article.
The Best FoodTruckr Advice For Mobile Kitchen Owners From Last September
Many people start a business with a “sell date” in mind. However, if you want to become a food truck owner, then this might be your final stop when it comes to your dream. Of course, your dream is going to change as you achieve more and more success. That tends to be the case for any industry. For instance, you might want to own five food trucks, or you might want to incorporate a sit-down restaurant. Whether the case, you have to create a business that you will love.
There’s nothing worse (from a job standpoint, that is) than waking up each and every morning and dreading going to work, and then dreading everything about work once you are there. You took a stand to live a more fulfilling life, to create a legacy, by becoming a food truck owner. This was the ultimate move, and you did it. You became a chef in a booming industry as opposed to being miserable at a job you did not care for (yes, everyone is different, and there are plenty of folks who loved their previous jobs when they weren’t in the food truck industry, or perhaps weren’t just owners yet).
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Sell Product: In terms of selling product, we mean selling your food in bulk on top of actually cooking it and serving your customers as they order. For example, let’s say your food truck makes the best jelly. Well, you could sell said jelly in jars on the side. You could also sell shirts, hats, bottle openers or things of that nature; however, if you give that type of stuff away for free, it could lead to brand awareness. Nonetheless, selling some of your items in bulk (where you see fit, of course) could be your form of side hustle.
This basic business tip needs to be followed every single day — hustle. If you get complacent in this industry, or start going through the motions with zero passion in sight, people will notice, such as your customers or your employees (you know, people who you are supposed to be leading, managing and motivating).
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As a friendly reminder, you can never gain too much knowledge (no matter what industry we are talking about), especially if you want to climb to the top of success mountain. You have to constantly be thinking of ways to make your food truck business better. In fact, all aspects of your business need to be all-star worthy. Of course, we know that is easier said than done, and we also understand that it’s a process — making your food truck business better, that is.
Yes, you have pulled off quite the feat by joining this wonderful industry, by becoming a food truck owner, by following your passions and dreams … but that should not be the final destination, if you will. After all, you have to constantly be revising your goals and dreams — well, if you want to continue your growth, and achieve more and more success. Entering the food truck industry should be the beginning of your journey — because it realistically is.
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If you hire a social media expert, then you can rest assured that your business’ social media game is being crushed. After all, your expert will only have to focus on social media, which means he/she can focus in on all of the latest trends (such as live streaming) and apply them to your social media networks.
While the restaurant industry has steadily climbed at a yearly growth of roughly 2 percent in recent years, the food truck sector has skyrocketed, growing at an annual 7.9 percent over the past five years. With at least 4,000 trucks employing 14,000 workers throughout the U.S., food trucks are one of the fastest growing segments in the food industry. Everyone from commuters to Sunday brunchers to families, locals and tourists flock to these establishments in cities like Portland, which holds the title for most food trucks per capita, boasting an estimated 500 total trucks. Runners-up include Austin, Seattle and San Francisco. Although coastal cities and college towns currently attract the most trucks, market researchers predict food truck demand to start expanding further into the suburbs in the coming years, so there should be plenty of hungry patrons to go around.
With that in mind, there are things that help people manage the pains of waking up early in the morning, such as a nice cup of coffee (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?), or an amazing breakfast meal, and that’s what this article is all about.
We are about to unleash some breakfast food truck items, if you will, that will make you become a morning person. If you live near one of these trucks, then make sure to order one of these breakfast meals ASAP. If you don’t, then make sure to book a trip and then venture to one of these trucks. Your morning mood will get a serious boost — trust us.
The Florida food truck scene is awesome, which is why we will be visiting said Florida food truck scene today in the form of previewing three trucks that you need to visit — and eat at — ASAP. You know, if you fancy yourself a lover of food.
With that, we will say this: There are so many food trucks in Florida, so only picking three is quite the feat. Nonetheless, if you live in Florida, or plan on visiting in the near future, you need to sink your teeth into the three food trucks below. Your taste buds will certainly thank you.
Social media tends to go under the radar a lot in the food truck industry, and when times get tough (and extremely busy), this is the first place mobile kitchen owners tend to do their sacrificing. Of course, that’s not the case for every single food truck owner.
Social media needs to be part of your business plan, and you really should be making some killer social media strategies, for it can lead to you interacting/engaging with your customers … and it could also lead to you gaining and retaining new customers. Social media is a great place to reach your target audience with minimal time, effort and money.
Whether it’s reflecting, brainstorming, coming up with new ideas and strategies or whatever it might be, we hope these articles from September 2017 can do you wonders during September 2018. And we also hope you’re well on your way to achieving your 2018 goals.
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