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How to Start a Food Truck Business From Scratch and Succeed

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 185

If you want to start a lucrative business at a low start-up capital, then you must consider starting a food truck business. A food truck business does not need much capital. As long as you make a research about this kind of venture and you let your creativity run, you are sure to make a huge profit. According to a study conducted, you will only need to put up $15,000 and will make $50,000 annually. Here is my easy blueprint on how to start a food truck business.

But before I go into the details of starting a food truck business, I want to emphatically state that the information provided in this article does not in any way replace the need for you to conduct a feasibility study, write a business plan and do your own due diligence. Secondly, the information shared in this article is applicable to any locality; be it USA, Canada, UK, Nigeria, Ghana, etc. Without wasting your time, below is my in-depth guide on how to start your own food truck business.

How to Start a Food Truck Business 1. The initial step to starting a food van business is to purchase a truck solely for a food business. If you plan to sell hotdogs, you will spend around $2,000. Trucks that are bigger are a lot more costly. The truck that you buy shall depend on the kind of food you wish to sell. Aside from hotdogs, you can also sell sandwiches and ice cream. You can look for a truck online or through shops selling such. You can also ask food truck owners for information as to where they bought their vehicles. Just make sure that you have complied with the guidelines of the Department of Health with regards to this kind of business.

2. The next step is to know the food regulations and guidelines of your state. It is better to comply with all the requirements such as permits before creating a food truck business. There are places where entrepreneurs are limited to a certain number. The Health Department will also check your truck while the Department of Agriculture may also instruct you to get a permit from them. Always get all the necessary information about permits and licenses so that your business will flow smoothly.

3. The third step is to find a good location. The best areas would be corners of streets and parking lots because these are frequented by people. When they see your truck, they will be motivated to buy from you. There are other places though that prohibits trucks because they may disturb nearby residences or affect the other restaurants around. During your application for this business, know if the place where you will place it has such rules about community restrictions.

4. The fourth step is to buy the food that you will need. To get cheaper items, buy from wholesalers. You can also go to restaurants that sell their additional stocks to others. Talk to the owner of the restaurant and work out a deal with him or her.

5. The final step is to advertise it. The most effective way to promote it is through the internet. Set up your website and an account in social networking sites. You can also promote it through local dailies, magazines, television shows and radio stations. And as a final note, If you want a lucrative business, then follow this "how to start a food truck business" guide and you will see the profits coming.

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