tip of the dayThere are many rewarding things about being a food truck entrepreneur: the autonomy, the recognition, the creativity, not to mention the fact that you are pursuing your culinary dreams. But starting a mobile food business is never easy and not everyone is cracked up to be their own boss. Before you embark on a solo venture, remember that there are downsides too.

Being a food truck owner requires high risk, hard work, and many, many tradeoffs. The glamour of the got-rich-quick mobile food entrepreneur is often a far cry from what it’s really like in the trenches. Take a hard look at your life and be sure you know what you are risking before you set up your own food truck business.