What Is Holding You Back From Following Your Food Truck Dream?
Written on March 28, 2018
If you are wanting to join the food truck industry, then we have one question for you to ponder: What is holding you back from following your food truck dream?
Do you just not have the money to buy a food truck and all of the equipment?
Maybe you have a cozy job that pays well and you are afraid to leave this job for your dream job.
Maybe you think joining the food truck industry is just a pipe dream.
Maybe you don’t know what your food truck concept will be.
Whatever the case might be, we want you to ponder what is holding you back from following your food truck dream.
After you have taken some time to do that, we want you to think of real solutions to these problems. We also want you to remember that joining the food truck industry can be a process. In fact, that’s how it is for many mobile kitchen owners. After all, food trucks are not cheap.
The key is doing something every day to make your dream come true. While everyone wants to make their dreams happen overnight, there is a lot that goes into a food truck business.
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For example, you have to find your location(s). You also have to look into food truck permits, rules, regulations, laws, etc. Not to mention, it would be in your best interest to come up with a business plan, especially if you plan on securing funding via a bank or investors. You also have to create a menu, pick a food truck concept, possibly hire an employee, create a logo and the list could go on and on.
So, with that in mind, entering the food truck industry should be a process. While you are trying to secure funding, saving up for a downpayment or just saving up for the entire cost of a food truck, you should be taking care of the other aspects of your food truck business.
We understand that time might be one of the many different things holding you back, but even if you work on your food truck dream during the nights, weekends or just a few hours a week, that is, of course, better than not working on your food truck business at all.
So many people say they want to do this, this and that, but very few people seem to take real action.
If you want to become a food truck chef, then you have to — you guessed it — take real action.
Day by day, you will get closer to making your dream come true. The important thing is to be consistent with your efforts. Day by day, you will come up with a name for your business, you will create a menu, you will create a business plan, you will save up enough money for a food truck, you will have your food truck built and then you will enter the food truck industry as an owner.
So, what is holding you back from following your food truck dream?
As we stated above, figure out the real answer to this question, and then create a plan to solve it. There are so many people following their dreams, which is why food trucks are becoming more and more popular!
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“While food trucks are mobile, which means they can go wherever you want them to go, you need to figure out where your best chances of succeeding are. If that means moving to a city/state that doesn’t get a lot of snow and cold weather, then so be it. If it means moving closer to the city, then move closer to the city.
“Regulations, laws, rules, permits and things of that nature are going to come into play, but the key is moving forward each and every day when it comes to your goals and dreams, and an easy way to do that is by looking into food truck locations for your business.
“Start looking at business districts in your area, and hotspots in general when it comes to people. Ask fellow food truck owners where they set up shop. Look into future catering gigs and events that you would love to enter.”
“Let that sink in for a bit.
“Don’t you want to be fulfilled? Don’t you want to wake up every morning excited about the day that is ahead?
“Now, we aren’t saying it’s easy to become a food truck owner, and we certainly aren’t saying it’s easy to succeed as one, but the moment you start making a run for this dream, the moment you will start finding more joy and happiness in your life.”
“Not everyone is an expert in the adapting department, and it’s not always the easiest department to master, making this a common roadblock for aspiring food truck owners.
“If one thing goes wrong, then you’re going to have to find a way to get around it. For example, let’s say you are trying to finance a food truck … but you get denied. In that scenario, you are going to have to come up with a new plan, adapt and then take more action.
“Being adaptable is one of the greatest strengths you can have as an aspiring food truck owner because it will keep you on the path that is achieving your goals. Not to mention, things don’t always go smoothly in the food truck industry (or in any other industry), and you will have to adapt on the job over and over again as a result.”
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