tip of the dayAs a food truck owner it’s easy to get overexcited when you have a good idea. But in your enthusiasm, reverse course if other people don’t immediately support your thinking. Don’t let your impatience hurt your cause. Try to avoid these two things when pitching your mobile food idea to a skeptical group:

  • Making it biased. Don’t try to scare people into listening by painting the worst-case scenario. Be fair and balanced when presenting the various options.
  • Offering your uninvited opinion. Your food truck partners or staff will tune you out if you launch into a tirade about why you’re right. Wait until it’s time to weigh in and try to positively engage the audience, not alienate them.