Our co-founder, Jeremy Adams, was featured on the Create Your Own Life Podcast, and during the interview, Adams dropped some gems when it comes to growing and scaling a million dollar business.
Whether you are planning on joining the food truck industry in the near future or have already started your food truck business, we encourage you to listen to this interview.
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Prestige Food Trucks Co-Founder Jeremy Adams Was Featured On The ‘Create Your Own Life Podcast’
If you’re looking for more food truck advice, then make sure to check out the five articles below (previews and links included).
5. Don’t Settle On The Cheapest Truck You Can Find
Please, don’t buy the cheapest food truck you can find. That could lead to you getting a terrible truck, which could lead to it breaking down in no time.
We highly recommend you going with a high-end food truck (you know, like a truck from Prestige), because the last thing you want to worry about is your truck being out of commission as a result of it breaking down.
4. Decide Where You Can Succeed As A Food Truck Owner, Even If It Means A Move Is Inevitable
If you really want to succeed as a food truck owner, then you might have to move, and you might not. The key is to analyze your situation. If food trucks aren’t common in your area, then it might be a good idea to bring one into the equation since you wouldn’t have much competition via other food trucks. On the other hand, food trucks might not be popular in your area because so many have tried and failed, or they aren’t allowed.
Look at the laws/rules, and also see where your best chances of succeeding in this industry are, even if it means moving.”
You can dream all you want, but it’s your actions that are going to do all of the talking. Your actions are going to prove if you really are motivated, and if you really do want to become a mobile kitchen owner. On top of that, your actions are the things that are actually going to get you into the food truck industry.
Come up with a plan, and then stick with it for a couple of months. After a couple of months, see where you are. Did you reach your goal? Are you getting any closer to becoming a food truck owner?
We live in a day and age in which instant gratification is really starting to take over, but it is consistency in your efforts that is going to eventually lead to you getting everything you want out of this life.
You say you want to become a business owner, then great! Learn the ins and outs of business via reading in your spare time. You say you want to own your own food truck, which is awesome. If you don’t have the necessary funds, then start saving, and looking into other options from a monetary standpoint.”
Making Some Room For Downtime
While we have kind of already touched on this topic by incorporating a hobby and some form of exercise, people, especially food truck owners, need to call it quits at some point every day.
Downtime alone can lead to you being refreshed every morning, ready to take on the day. One might be wondering what this downtime should consist of. Well, that is completely up to you. It could be watching TV (although we don’t suggest you doing this right before bed, because TV is not a stimulus for sleep, and you don’t want to be tossing and turning in the middle of the night as a result), reading a book, relaxing, getting some quality family time in, etc.
While downtime alone won’t solve all of your problems, it will make your problems easier to manage, because you will actually have time to clear your head, walk away and refresh.”
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.”
You can say how bad you want to be a food truck owner all you want, but your actions are going to do the real talking. If you really want to be a food truck owner, then prove it to yourself by taking action every single day.
Don’t get complacent, and don’t revert back to your old habits of not taking action when it comes to your goals and dreams.
Even if it’s only for 30 minutes a day, do something that is going to get you closer to entering the food truck industry, such as coming up with your food truck’s name, creating menus, building your business plan, looking for investors, saving up money or whatever it might be.
While it’s okay to be a dreamer, you also need to be a doer if you are going to make your dream of becoming a lunch truck owner come true.”
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