Money Matters

Looking to purchase a new food truck or expand your existing mobile empire? These sections were designed to help everyone from the novice to food truck veteran in the areas of money matters.

Accounting

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How To Avoid Common Food Truck Bookkeeping Mistakes

If you are a food truck owner determined to keep your truck service window open, you’ve got to have your eye on each and every issue that could potentially stall your mobile food business. That […]

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5 Financial Red Flags: How To Keep Your Food Truck Afloat

As all food truck veterans already know, this is an industry that is very unforgiving when it comes to achieving bottom line profits. Not only is there little room for financial management missteps, the problem […]

Freshbooks: Your Food Truck Invoicing Solution

The developers of FreshBooks understand that most food truck owners are not accountants. In fact, may leave it up to the pros so they don’t have to deal with keeping their books.

This online food truck invoicing […]

Finding The Best Food Truck Accounting Software

Ask vendors why they opened their food truck business and most will explain their love of food and desire to serve the general public. Few will bring up finance or accounting, yet every food truck […]

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Cost Of Goods Sold: Why Every Food Truck Needs To Know It

You have a fantastic food truck menu, you have a great staff that provide fantastic service to your customers, but at the end of every day, the till just doesn’t add up. So how do […]

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How To Set Up Your Food Truck Payroll System

Running a food truck is a business model that usually requires more than one person. As a food truck owner, it will become quickly evident that you cannot run your mobile business on your own. […]

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Food Truck Financials: Keep Control Before You Spinout

Food truck vendors tend to excel in the areas of cooking, menu creativity, and customer interaction. But many don’t have to firm grasp of the business side of the food truck industry. Unfortunately, this lack […]

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Food Truck Accounting Basics

The key to any successful mobile food business is simple: profits. As a food truck owner, you need to make money to survive, and in order to make money, you need to know accounting basics […]

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4 Accounting Tips For New Food Truck Owners

Unless you were an accountant before deciding to become a food truck owner, the word “accounting” probably makes you a bit uneasy. For new food truck owners, this feeling is usually much worse. After all, […]

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Understanding the Basics of Food Truck Accounting

In this article we’ll provide the very basics of food truck accounting and how to use those figures to understand how your mobile food business is operating.
Operating a food truck is challenging in the best […]

Crowdfunding

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Food Truck Crowdfunding Campaigns – Sept 4, 2015

Funding a food truck project is hard work. For new culinary entrepreneurs it can be very difficult to get funding through traditional sources. A way some vendors have been able to hit the street is […]

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Food Truck Crowdfunding Campaigns – Aug 21, 2015

Funding a food truck project is hard work. For new culinary entrepreneurs it can be very difficult to get funding through traditional sources. A way some vendors have been able to hit the street is […]

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Food Truck Crowdfunding Campaigns – Aug 14, 2015

Funding a food truck project is hard work. For new culinary entrepreneurs it can be very difficult to get funding through traditional sources. A way some vendors have been able to hit the street is […]

Food Truck Crowdfunding Campaigns – July 24, 2015

Funding a food truck project is hard work. For new culinary entrepreneurs it can be very difficult to get funding through traditional sources. A way some vendors have been able to hit the street is […]

Food Truck Crowdfunding Campaigns – July 17, 2015

Funding a food truck project is hard work. For new culinary entrepreneurs it can be very difficult to get funding through traditional sources. A way some vendors have been able to hit the street is […]

7 Characteristics Of Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Crowdfunding for food truck startups is quickly becoming a safe, low cost method for culinary entrepreneurs to enter the world of mobile food. So how does someone fund their campaign through sites such as Kickstarter […]

FoodStart Offers Crowdfunding Specifically for Food Trucks

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have helped numerous food truck owners meet their financial needs to start up their own mobile food business. Due to this success smaller, niche sites have begun to see success as well.

Entrepreneur Alex Sheshunoff researched which […]

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Crowdfunding Your Food Truck Project

Once an unknown financing option for entrepreneurs, crowdfunding has quickly evolved into a fast, effective way to raise cash for just about any mobile food industry project. Crowdfunding’s growing popularity is good news for creative […]

Kickstarter Project: I’m Having A Mobile meltDOWN…for Grilled Cheese!

We have found another individual (Ryan Afromsky)who is using Kickstarter to assist them in starting up a new mobile food venture. This project comes to you from Los Angeles, CA.

About this project:

In May 2007, grilled […]

Financing

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Food Truck Loans: Why The Difficulty In Getting One

Only one third of small business owners (including prospective food truck owners) were able to obtain all of the credit that their businesses need, a recent National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows.

The survey’s finding […]

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Take Your Food Truck Business To The Next Level With bolstr

What does that even mean?  Do you add a truck, scout out a brick’n mortar location, or launch a line of grocery store products?  You’ve got the dream.  You’ve made the plan.  All you need […]

Why Food Trucks Have Difficulty Getting Loans

Only one third of small business owners (including prospective food truck owners) were able to obtain all of the credit that their businesses need, a recent National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows.

The survey’s finding […]

Cleaning Up Your Credit Before Applying for a Food Truck Loan

If you’re planning to start your own food truck business, you want to check and clean your credit report before applying for a small business loan. Outside of your business plan, your credit report is the key […]

Start-up Capital for your Food Truck – Part 2

When starting up a new mobile food business, one of the first areas most prospective vendors get discouraged by is how they will come up with the money they will need to get their rolling […]

Taxes

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Food Truck Tax Basics

Food truck tax filing obligations to the Federal government and dates that food truck taxes are due are typically based on the legal structure (we’ll cover the two most used in the mobile food industry) […]

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Filing Your Food Truck Tax Return

It’s tax day again and as many of you know, completing and filing a small business tax return for your food truck business is different than completing and filing your personal tax return.

The primary difference is the […]

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2014 Food Truck Tax Tips

As a mobile food vendor, tax season can be one of the most challenging times of the year. Since you’re probably not an expert on the tax code, it can be stressful to file your […]

Last Minute Food Truck Tax Tips

At this time of year, the common saying that there are two certainties in life; death and taxes, food truck owners can feel that one is going to cause the other. But in this last week […]

6 Food Truck Tax Tips Your CPA May Have Missed

The US tax code is something even the legislators who write it don’t fully understand, so it’s no wonder that even CPAs can neglect to advise you of all of the write-offs you have available […]