FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business https://foodtruckr.com Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:16:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business pat@foodtruckr.com pat@foodtruckr.com (FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business) 2014 | Flynndustries, LLC How to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Food Truck Business FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business https://foodtruckr.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/ftr-podcast.png https://foodtruckr.com 3 Everyday Activities That Can Make You A Successful Food Truck Business Owner https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-everyday-activities-that-can-make-you-a-successful-food-truck-business-owner/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-everyday-activities-that-can-make-you-a-successful-food-truck-business-owner/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:58:42 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16413 There are hundreds of daily tasks food truck business owners do, from eating breakfast, to planning, to cooking food, to driving from location to location. While there are tasks that food truck owners have to do every day, such as cooking food and serving customers, we came up with three everyday activities that can help […]

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There are hundreds of daily tasks food truck business owners do, from eating breakfast, to planning, to cooking food, to driving from location to location.

While there are tasks that food truck owners have to do every day, such as cooking food and serving customers, we came up with three everyday activities that can help make you a successful business owner.

These tasks might not lead to an overwhelming amount of success today, but they can do wonders over time if you’re consistent with these efforts.

3 Everyday Activities That Can Make You A Successful Food Truck Business Owner

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3.) Strengthen Customer Service

Whether you’re cooking and serving food at your mobile kitchen or not, you should do at least one thing to improve customer service every day. After all, it’s all about the customers, and without them, you wouldn’t be in business.

Here’s a list of ideas that can help:

  • Learning from your customers and discovering what they want (for example, what types of foods they want at your food truck and when, or knowing when to have more people on the clock to counter busy periods during the day).
  • Posting content on social media, whether it’s meant for informational purposes (where your truck will be next) or entertainment value (a picture of your latest menu item).
  • Giving out freebies or deals.
  • Creating an upbeat and friendly environment.

The list of strategies could go on and on, and it’s up to each food truck business owner to decide what type of everyday activities will benefit their customer service.

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2.) Constant Learning & Adapting

While this might seem like a no-brainer, it’s essential to incorporate continuous learning in hopes of growing your business (and yourself).

You could, of course, do this by reading books, articles, and listening to audiobooks. However, other ways to do this is by learning on the job every day and seeing where your food truck can use improvements, whether it be the truck itself, managing, customer service, processes or whatever it might be.

People tend to get complacent from time to time, but it’s important to always learn and adapt in hopes of making our situations better, and in this case, to continue the growth of your food truck business.

Do one thing every day that involves learning, from reading a book to creating new strategies based on past sales numbers.

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1.) Look After Your Health

While this won’t, more likely than not, directly lead to a boost in sales, it’s essential no matter what industry we’re talking about.

In a previous article, we featured Practices Food Truck Owners Should Incorporate To Stay Healthy, which includes mental and physical health.

Just as an example of why taking care of your health is essential… If you hurt your back, then the simplest tasks will become impossible feats and you might not be able to serve food at your truck. Of course, if you’re burned out and stressed, then areas of your business could take a hit as well.

The point being, looking after your health should be an everyday activity for food truck business owners.

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An Important Reminder For Food Truck Owners: Value Quality Over Quantity https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/an-important-reminder-for-food-truck-owners-value-quality-over-quantity/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/an-important-reminder-for-food-truck-owners-value-quality-over-quantity/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:26:45 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16393 We all do it from time to time — we sacrifice quality. We, unfortunately, do this for a number of different reasons. We want to cook as much food as possible — not to mention lines are jam-packed with customers who want their food as fast as possible — so we rush the process. We […]

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Quality

We all do it from time to time — we sacrifice quality.

We, unfortunately, do this for a number of different reasons.

We want to cook as much food as possible — not to mention lines are jam-packed with customers who want their food as fast as possible — so we rush the process.

We have a million different things on our to-do lists, so we try to multitask and end up not giving each task the time and effort it deserves.

We want to increase sales and feed as many mouths as possible, so we cut corners to achieve that feat, whether it be at normal locations, events, catering gigs or whatever it might be.

In every case, quality is being sacrificed for quantity, and that’s the one area food truck owners should never take a shortcut in.

Value Quality Over Quantity

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You want to be known for your high-quality food. While there are a million different factors that go into a food truck business, such as customer service and customers not having to wait too long to be served, and it’s hard to cover everything to the best of your abilities, the last thing you want to get a reputation for is bad food.

That can lead to a decline in customers, terrible reviews and a bad reputation.

People will be more willing to wait on your food, pay higher prices, etc., if it’s steaming with quality every time they eat at your truck.

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If the opposite rings true, you might have a lot of one-off customers (aka customers who only go to your truck once and never return).

So many businesses are able to get ahead in many different industries by valuing quantity over quality, but it’s very hard for those businesses to stay successful in the long run. Eventually, a bad product or service catches up to them.

Of course, it’s tough to balance everything, from prices to fast service to high-quality food.

Ask yourself what you want to be known for: A company that values quality or a company that values quantity. In some cases, companies provide both, but in those cases, quality still doesn’t take a hit.

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While, yes, food truck owners have a lot to worry about and it’s not easy to be an owner in this competitive industry, it’s important to always value quality over quantity.

After all, you can take shortcuts in other areas in which that’s acceptable.

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Every Food Truck Business Owner Makes Mistakes — And That’s Okay https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/every-food-truck-business-owner-makes-mistakes-and-thats-okay/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/every-food-truck-business-owner-makes-mistakes-and-thats-okay/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:23:53 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16371 No matter what industry you’re trying to conquer, mistakes will occur. That’s not the issue. The issue is not learning from these mistakes and growing from them. Another issue is being hard on yourself for making mistakes. The thing is, every food truck business owner makes mistakes. That’s not a bad thing… Sign up to […]

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Mistakes

No matter what industry you’re trying to conquer, mistakes will occur.

That’s not the issue. The issue is not learning from these mistakes and growing from them. Another issue is being hard on yourself for making mistakes.

The thing is, every food truck business owner makes mistakes. That’s not a bad thing…

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Every Food Truck Business Owner Makes Mistakes — And That’s Okay

If you don’t make mistakes, then you probably aren’t taking any risks (of course, it’s a risk to become a food truck owner/start your own business). Without mistakes, food truck owners won’t learn about themselves and their businesses and it will be tough to grow.

While we aren’t saying you need to purposefully make mistakes and fail over and over again, we do believe it’s important to challenge yourself and take calculated risks. With that … comes mistakes. You don’t know if something is possible until you try. If you fail, try again, but this time, you will have more knowledge about the situation and better strategies.

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Mistakes will help you devise new plans, teach you how to be a better boss, manager and leader, show you the right way how to do things, make your catering gigs and event appearances smoother after you get experience under your belt and they will help you grow. However, you have to be willing to forgive yourself for your mistakes, no matter how big or small, and reflect on what you could have done better and what is also working.

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We all make mistakes, and that’s okay as long as we’re willing to learn from our mistakes and move on with a clear head.

More likely than not, things aren’t going to go smoothly at your grand opening or even your first couple of weeks/months of being open. Your first couple of catering jobs are going to be accompanied by hiccups. Some people’s meals are going to take longer than expected because you and your employees are swamped with customers. Your social media networks are going to be ghost towns from time to time — well, until you come up with a consistent strategy, that is. You might be too much of a micromanager in the beginning, or give your employees too much slack. Your first menu might look horrible or not be clear enough for customers. Speaking of customers, you’re going to have blunders in the customer service department. The list of mistakes could go on and on.

The key takeaway is many food truck owners make mistakes because food truck owners are people and all people make mistakes; however, that’s okay as long as you’re willing to learn from your mistakes and do a better job the next time around while not making the same mistakes you did previously.

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3 New Strategies Food Truck Owners Can Try This Summer https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-new-strategies-food-truck-owners-can-try-this-summer/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-new-strategies-food-truck-owners-can-try-this-summer/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:54:30 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16351 Summer is around the corner which should be music to food truck owners’ ears. While, yes, summer is known as the busy season in this industry and you’re likely going to be busier than you can handle at times, it also can mean an increase in sales and serving your high-quality food to more people. […]

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Summer

Summer is around the corner which should be music to food truck owners’ ears.

While, yes, summer is known as the busy season in this industry and you’re likely going to be busier than you can handle at times, it also can mean an increase in sales and serving your high-quality food to more people.

In hopes of helping owners devise new plans for the summer, we featured three possible strategies below.

3 New Strategies Food Truck Owners Can Try This Summer

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3.) Change The Way You Interact With Customers

Your customer service might be your greatest strength, and in that case, you might not want to make even the slightest tweak.

However, you can never have too many customers and it’s important to always be thinking of ways to lure people to your food truck.

If you have the money, it might be a good idea to bring in a digital marketing company to take over your social media networks and other digital marketing needs. You could also incorporate email marketing, Facebook Messenger marketing and other invaluable methods that are doing wonders for many businesses.

Quality customer service is the name of the game and boosting your digital marketing can lead to you interacting with your customers in new ways, which could lead to an increase in this department.

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2.) Incorporate Deals, New Food & Locations

You don’t have to do all of these things, but if you’re looking for little ways to change things up this summer, then you can start by incorporating summer deals, new food items and finding new locations to serve your food.

While this might sound obvious to some food truck owners, people have a funny way of getting into a routine, which can lead to not breaking out of their bubbles all the way to complacency.

If nothing else, giving your customers something new to look forward to this summer could lead to a small boost in sales.

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1.) Brainstorm Ways To Be More Productive & Effective

There might only be one specific way to cook your food, but there are still plenty of other strategies you can incorporate to boost productivity and efficiency.

While it might be a more expensive solution, new cooking equipment could do the trick. As can training your employees on new methods or bringing on a new credit card machine.

Other strategies include breaking up your tasks (inventory, paperwork, cooking, social media, marketing, etc.) into separate time blocks, which you might already do, to ensure you’re giving each task the time and attention it deserves. After all, if you’re trying to do many different things at once, mistakes could happen and tasks could actually take longer to achieve, which is the opposite of being productive and effective.

Every food truck business is different so every business is going to have different methods; however, brainstorming ways to be more productive and effective could lead to your truck operating smoother all the way to enjoying the day-to-day grind more.

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3 Challenges New Food Truck Owners Must Overcome https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-challenges-new-food-truck-owners-must-overcome/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-challenges-new-food-truck-owners-must-overcome/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2019 23:01:29 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16308 No matter what kind of business you’re trying to open, you’re going to meet your fair share of challenges — and the food truck industry is no exception to the rule. One of the main challenges all new owners face revolves around money. Even if you have a lot saved up or secured capital/funding, you […]

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Challenges

No matter what kind of business you’re trying to open, you’re going to meet your fair share of challenges — and the food truck industry is no exception to the rule.

One of the main challenges all new owners face revolves around money. Even if you have a lot saved up or secured capital/funding, you still have to gain customers in hopes of increasing sales.

To help prepare new food truck owners for this industry, here are three more challenges you must overcome.

Luckily, it can be done.

Challenges New Food Truck Owners Must Overcome

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3.) The Balancing Act

As a food truck owner, you have to wear many different hats and you also have to make sure everything is running smoothly. This includes inventory, sales, employees, finding events, finding locations, the food, customers, marketing, your actual truck and so much more.

Most food truck owners are considered small business owners, which means they do a lot of the work or at least oversee most of the daily and long-term operations. And that means, simply put, food truck owners have to balance many different areas and aspects, and that is, to say the least, quite the challenge.

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2.) A Lifestyle Change

If you have started a business in the past, then starting a food truck business might come easier for you because you know what it takes to be a successful owner. However, if becoming an owner is new to you, then you’re going to have to deal with the challenge that’s a lifestyle change.

Mobile kitchen owners have to make sacrifices if they want to survive and grow their businesses. This might mean less sleep to ensure you finish all of your tasks. It might include sacrificing your personal life to grow your business. You might have to do things you’re not an expert in, such as marketing, networking and managing employees.

The life of a business owner is different from the life of an employee, and with that comes a lifestyle change that can bring on many different challenges, responsibilities and advantages.

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1.) Not Knowing What The Future Holds

This is one of the toughest challenges for many food truck owners.

There’s a lot of uncertainty when you own a business. Deals can crumble, rules and regulations can change and a number of other problems can arise. Not to mention, sales can be great one week and nonexistent the next. You never know what tomorrow is going to hold and that’s scary — yet also exciting — for a lot of owners.

That’s why it’s important to put your heart and soul into your business, hire the right people for the jobs, create a good product, etc.

Being a food truck owner might come with a lot of uncertainty and you will never know what the future holds no matter how successful you are, but it’s still a very fulfilling path, there are many aspects you can prepare for and control, and you will continue to learn and grow along the way.

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3 Practices Food Truck Owners Should Incorporate To Stay Healthy https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/3-practices-food-truck-owners-should-incorporate-to-stay-healthy/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/3-practices-food-truck-owners-should-incorporate-to-stay-healthy/#respond Sun, 31 Mar 2019 18:29:56 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=15952 Food truck owners are always doing something to grow their businesses. However, it’s just as important to take care of the machine that’s your mind, body and soul. So, what do you do to stay healthy? While a healthy eating plan is necessary and also one of the first places people start when it comes […]

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Healthy

Food truck owners are always doing something to grow their businesses. However, it’s just as important to take care of the machine that’s your mind, body and soul. So, what do you do to stay healthy?

While a healthy eating plan is necessary and also one of the first places people start when it comes to being healthier, we came up with three other practices food truck owners should incorporate.

3 Practices Food Truck Owners Should Incorporate To Stay Healthy

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3.) Incorporate Time For Rest

While everyone’s circadian rhythms are different and some people require more sleep than others, it’s essential to get the right amount of sleep each night. Monitor how many hours of sleep your body functions best on. For some, it might be six. For others, it could be as much as nine.

Nonetheless, sleep is a vital part and will help keep your mind and body healthy as well as help you recover from, more likely than not, being on your feet all day and putting in a lot of work at your food truck.

It’s important to get the most out of all hours of the day, but if you’re not functioning at your best because of a lack of sleep, then, at the very least, your work could suffer.

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2.) Take Care Of Your Mental Health

This is one of the most important practices on the list and one that gets pushed to the side too often. While you have to put in a lot of work to grow your food truck business, you also have to take care of your mental health by incorporating downtime and breaks, time with friends and family, time for relaxation and rest, time for fun activities and passion products, and time away from work.

We like to think we can go nonstop, but taking care of your mental health will lead to sustained consistency and, in theory, not burning out, less stress, etc.

Throughout the day, 10-minute walks or reading breaks can help you escape work so you can come back refreshed. In this case, a little bit goes a long way.

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1.) Remain Physically Active

For some food truck owners, this is easy to do. After all, many food truck owners are on their feet all day, and whether they’re in their food trucks for long periods of time or not, all the steps add up.

If you want to take it a step further, however, you can incorporate some form of exercising routine, even if it only consists of a short walk during downtimes throughout the day.

While many business owners are solely focused on their businesses, it’s important to take care of yourself as well, and we hope the three practices above can help you stay healthy.

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5 Steps To Keep A Positive Vibe At Your Food Truck https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/5-steps-to-keep-a-positive-vibe-at-your-food-truck/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/5-steps-to-keep-a-positive-vibe-at-your-food-truck/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 22:11:17 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=15951 No matter how passionate you are about cooking and how sales are doing, you have to keep a positive vibe at your food truck. After all, doing so will lead to good morale all the way to happy customers. While everyone’s strategies are different, here are five steps to keep a positive vibe at your […]

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Positive Vibe

No matter how passionate you are about cooking and how sales are doing, you have to keep a positive vibe at your food truck.

After all, doing so will lead to good morale all the way to happy customers.

While everyone’s strategies are different, here are five steps to keep a positive vibe at your mobile kitchen.

5 Steps To Keep A Positive Vibe At Your Food Truck

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5.) Remember That It All Starts At The Top

If the boss is angry, a bad leader, unmotivating, etc., then that will trickle down to the employees and eventually customer service. If you want a happy environment and atmosphere at your food truck, then you need to remember that it starts with you, the owner.

If you bring a positive mindset to work, then your employees will like working for you and your happiness and mood will shine off. Of course, the opposite rings true if you bring a negative mindset to work.

4.) Incorporate Proper Training & Feedback

How does this help with a positive vibe? It lays the groundwork.

If you have proper training strategies in place, then your employees will learn more and also see the right way to do things, which can eliminate future mistakes and you having to call out your employees for these mistakes.

Of course, having the ability to dish out proper feedback in the form of constructive criticism can ensure operations are running smoothly, jobs are getting done properly and you aren’t hurting anyone’s ego while making your employees better.

You don’t want to be a micromanager (unless that’s your style), but you also need to make sure your employees are doing what’s expected of them.

This all leads to good and fulfilling work and everyone enjoying their jobs.

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3.) Create An Upbeat Environment

There are literally techniques you can add that can have a direct impact on the mood at your food truck and create a positive vibe. For example, playing upbeat music, celebrating holidays, encouraging laughter and people enjoying their jobs, etc.

2.) Stay Organized

Staying organized is essential for an endless amount of reasons and it can actually have an effect on the vibe at your truck. Being organized can ensure operations are running smoothly and you’re not putting unexpected work on your employees.

It can also lead to you and your employees not feeling stressed or rushed from things that you can control. Sure, lines are going to get busy and the food is going to have to be cooked as fast (don’t forget the quality!) as possible, but staying organized can lead to everyone being on the same page and knowing the task at hand/what they need to be doing at work.

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1.) Leave Your Problems At The Door

This is quite possibly the hardest step to achieve, for life happens and it’s not always easy to push down our thoughts and feelings. However, you’re the manager, leader and owner of your food truck and you have to keep morale high at your truck as a result.

As mentioned above, your employees will feed off of you. If you’re in a bad mood, then that can affect their mood, but the same thing rings true if you’re in a good mood.

Do your best to stay upbeat and grateful and your employees will follow suit.

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Tips To Stay Motivated As A Food Truck Owner https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/tips-to-stay-motivated-as-a-food-truck-owner/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/tips-to-stay-motivated-as-a-food-truck-owner/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:44:25 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=15950 Staying motivated isn’t easy when you’re trying to conquer your dreams. When you’re first getting started, motivation is flooding in. However, when you’re finally working in your dream job or field, you realize that you have to work just as hard to keep your dream alive. Not to mention, you have to be consistent with […]

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Motivated

Staying motivated isn’t easy when you’re trying to conquer your dreams.

When you’re first getting started, motivation is flooding in. However, when you’re finally working in your dream job or field, you realize that you have to work just as hard to keep your dream alive. Not to mention, you have to be consistent with your efforts, which can lead to burnout and being overworked.

So, how do you stay motivated as a food truck owner?

Below are three tips to help you out along the way.

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Tips To Stay Motivated As A Food Truck Owner

3.) Make Time For Yourself

This might seem impossible for many food truck owners because, whether they’re serving and cooking food at their kitchens or not, they’re always doing something for their business.

The important thing to remember is that breaks and downtime might be taking you away from your business at the time, but they will keep you going in the long run. You have to set aside time for breaks and moments spent away from your business.

While it’s easy to stay motivated and work nonstop at your truck at the beginning of your journey, you eventually have to take the foot off the gas pedal in the form of breaks. It’s important to take care of your mental health in any industry, and especially when you’re working double-digit hours every day of the week.

Even if you only take small breaks throughout the day, it can help with the goal that’s making time for yourself.

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2.) Work On Projects You’re Passionate About

Sometimes, this is easier said than done. After all, when you’re first starting out, you will take any project and work you can get because business might be slow and you need to make money.

Over time, and once your food truck business starts growing and gaining traction, you can be more choosy with who you cater for, what locations you serve at, etc.

In the grand scheme of things, you’re going to be cooking food and serving customers no matter where your work and gigs take place and that helps a lot in terms of staying motivated because it’s what you’re likely most passionate about.

However, our goals and dreams can always be enhanced, and you’re going to be more passionate (or at the very least, excited) about certain locations, gigs and events.

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1.) Continue To Reach & Enhance Your Goals

If you want to stay motivated as a food truck owner, then you have to continue to reach and enhance your goals. While that’s easier said than done, and of course, you want to reach your goals, it’s important to have new things to shoot for and large goals to reach.

These are the things that keep us going, whether it’s making more money and being able to work less, expanding your food truck business with more food trucks or a sit-down restaurant or whatever it might be.

Becoming complacent can lead us down a path of unfulfillment or, at the very least, not being motivated. That’s why it’s important to keep the passion alive and remember why you became a food truck owner in the first place. And to continue to reach for and achieve challenging goals.

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Properly Managing Your Time As A Food Truck Owner https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/properly-managing-your-time-as-a-food-truck-owner/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/properly-managing-your-time-as-a-food-truck-owner/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:02:12 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=15949 It’s not easy managing your time as a food truck owner. After all, your task list is likely never-ending and you also have to manage other people, not to mention all of the other things owners have to do in the food truck industry (cooking, serving, inventory, etc.). So, that begs the question: How can […]

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Managing

It’s not easy managing your time as a food truck owner.

After all, your task list is likely never-ending and you also have to manage other people, not to mention all of the other things owners have to do in the food truck industry (cooking, serving, inventory, etc.).

So, that begs the question: How can you properly manage your time as a mobile kitchen owner?

While everyone’s businesses, schedules, lives and strategies are different, here are three ingredients you can incorporate to help with time management.

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Properly Managing Your Time As A Food Truck Owner

Map Out Your Days

Some people work better with a to-do list and others a schedule that features everything they do in a day. No matter how you form your schedule, the way to stay ahead of it and actually ensure you get done with everything is by mapping out your days.

Over time, you will get used to certain tasks and will know how long each one takes to complete. Until then, creating a schedule with everything on it (including breaks and downtime) could help you manage your time better.

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Don’t Overdo It

This is always easier said than done, for many food truck owners have a lot on their plates and also want to achieve a lot of success.

There are certain things you have to do every day, but overdoing it will only lead to burnout. Once burnout strikes, it will be hard to get back on track and you could lose serious momentum.

The key, in any industry, is consistency.

While we all play catch-up from time to time or get a boost of inspiration and go on a working spree, consistency will lead to steady success over a long period of time. It can also lead to less stress on a day-to-day basis since you won’t be trying to get done with more than what you can handle.

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Adapt And Change

This is a tough technique for food truck owners (or owners in any industry) to incorporate because it’s hard to know when you should make changes. You don’t want to change up a strategy too early and especially not too late because both could lead to missing out on sales, opportunities, etc.

Only you know when it’s time to make changes at your food truck and to your daily and weekly schedules.

The important thing to remember is this: You’re allowed to change up your schedule if it becomes too overwhelmingly or you simply don’t have as much time for certain tasks as you thought you would. You’re also allowed to change things when you figure out more productive ways to get work done, such as doing tasks before you start cooking and serving food as opposed to trying to fit them into that time frame.

Nothing, whether good or bad, lasts forever, which is why it’s so important to adapt to your situation and make changes when necessary. Needless to say, that can lead to you properly managing your time over the long haul, because what works now, might not work later.

There are many other strategies you can incorporate, such as delegating and cutting out distractions, but we hope the three tips above can help you with your time management today.

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Building An Email Leads List Can Be Beneficial For Your Food Truck Sales https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/building-an-email-leads-list-can-be-beneficial-for-your-food-truck-sales/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/03/building-an-email-leads-list-can-be-beneficial-for-your-food-truck-sales/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 01:08:00 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=15901 You may or may not send out emails to your food truck customers. Believe it or not, doing so could be beneficial for your sales. Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: 6 Free Social Media Tools to Get People Talking About Your Food Truck. Building An Email […]

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Email

You may or may not send out emails to your food truck customers.

Believe it or not, doing so could be beneficial for your sales.

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Building An Email Leads List Can Be Beneficial For Your Food Truck Sales

Turning it over to Ian Smith, who is a partner of FoodTruckr and owner of Evolve Media, “One effective way to build that trust is to provide them with valuable content, which if done well, results in a long email list of leads, and ultimately customers. If you do the legwork it will lead to more sales” (via an article Smith published on Evolve Media).

While we highly recommend food truck owners to read Smith’s article here to see how an email leads list could benefit your business, we’re going to dish out a sneak peek of what’s in store…

  • “If You Focus On Selling First, You’re Missing Opportunities To Make More Sales And Long-Term Customers.”
  • “If You Provide Value To Your Audience, They’re More Likely To Trust You And Buy From You.”
  • “Your Customers Are Easier To Work With After You’ve Warmed Them Up With Content.”

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To read more about how building an email leads list can be beneficial to your business, you can read the entire Evolve Media article here.

You can also subscribe to Smith’s YouTube page by following this link and clicking the subscribe button and learn about Facebook Messenger as well as other digital marketing methods.

We also encourage FoodTruckrs to visit Evolve Media and check out their ManyChat Messenger templates as they will help you with your digital marketing needs, to say the least.

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FoodTruckr is the #1 online destination for current and aspiring food truck owners looking to succeed in the mobile food industry. Self described “food truck devotees,” the FoodTruckr team enjoys reading about successful entrepreneurs, salivating over photos of burritos on Twitter, and long walks through food truck parks. Chat with FoodTruckr on Facebook or check out the FoodTruckr School podcast for more awesome tips to level up your business.

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