Enduring The Trials Of Food Truck Ownership

Surviving the trials of food truck ownership can be tough a tough road, but persistence is an essential skill for every culinary entrepreneur. Here are three tips for seeing your mobile food endeavor through.

Enduring The Trials Of Food Truck Ownership

  • Don’t predict your failure. It’s easy to see everything that could go wrong in your mobile food empire. Instead of looking at all of the possible future failures you could see, focus on the task at hand of you and make it a success.
  • Don’t let feelings get in the way. You may not feel like doing another draft of your business plan or pushing for a 30 day credit line from your suppliers after you’ve heard “no” too many times. But do what you must despite how you may feel.
  • Lean on your family and staff. When you’re having a bad day or feel like it’s not worth all the effort, talk to your family inside and out of your food truck and share what you’re feeling.

The Bottom Line

Food truck vendors who have the grit needed to succeed rarely dwell on failures and consider failing a necessary part of the learning process. They avoid negative emotions and maintain their resolve, despite hardships. And they set aside their egos when issues arrive, accepting responsibility for their actions but remain laser focused on driving results.

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2017-05-02T09:58:39+00:00 By |Growth|

About the Author:

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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