Admit It When You Don’t Know About Something

Admit It When You Don’t Know About Something

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Through pure necessity  food truck owners wear a lot of hats. The problem is that many of these mobile food vendors are afraid to utter things like: “I don’t know,” “Would you help me?” or “I’m not sure I get it.”

Failing to admit when you make a mistake or lack knowledge makes you less effective as a small business owner. When you pretend to know everything about the mobile food industry and the topics related to it, you miss opportunities to learn. And if you try to hide your ignorance or your errors, you can lose your employees or even your customers trust. They know when you don’t know something or make an error. Fess up when you’re in one of those situations. Acknowledge your own limitations so others can do the same. And when you need it, ask for help and be open to learning.


Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.


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