Avoid Food Truck Partnership Mistakes

Avoid Food Truck Partnership Mistakes

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For a food truck business that is formed as a partnership learning how to nurture these business relationships is critical to the businesses growth.

You need to be committed to these relationships so doubt doesn’t creep in. Make sure everyone is clear on timelines, expectations, deliverables, communication preferences, collaboration methods and other issues before you even move forward.

Don’t over promise and under-deliver; that can be a sure way to undermine a partnership. Show attention to detail, even down to spell-checking documents. You want your food truck organization to build a good reputation, so demonstrate your professionalism in all aspects of the partnership.

These relationships depend on trust and commitment, so there’s no place for apathy. Watch out for self-delusion and keep your eyes open; it’s easy to pretend everything’s going well when it’s not. Be up front about everything, even problems and mistakes. Integrity and honest communication will go a long way toward helping your alliances work.

 

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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