Are you the type of person who
cringes at the thought of sitting behind a desk all day? Do you daydream of
being your own boss? Working with family? Being in control of your own destiny?
Then perhaps a mobile food business is the ideal match for you.
When you run a mobile food
concession, you put yourself in control of your day, your future, and your
income. Forget about hourly jobs that only put money in someone else’s pocket
and leave you scrimping to make ends meet. With a mobile food business of your
own, you can quickly turn your dreams into reality.
What does it mean to be a mobile
food vendor? When you own a mobile food concession trailer, you have the
freedom to serve high-quality food without the expensive overhead of owning a
restaurant. You can run a concession that travels to fairs, carnivals, flea
markets and other venues. This way you’ll always have a new group of customers.
Or you can opt for a free-standing semi-permanent outbuilding which remains in
one well-chosen location. The customers know where to find you, love your food,
and repeatedly come to you.
There are a few factors you
should consider before deciding to run a food concession. Do you want to own a
franchise with every step of the way detailed for you, or do you want to start
from the ground up on your own? There are benefits to each, but if you’re a
newcomer to concessions, you may want to consider a mobile food franchise. A
high quality mobile food franchise will offer strong training, local marketing
assistance and all the systems you’ll need to run your business from day one.
You step in and your business is already up and running. There are no costly
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Nowadays, business start-up costs
can end up being very costly. It is a good thing that the internet has tools
that are available to help start-up a business. There are many different online
resources that you can use to help you with your set-up and guide you all the
way through to the marketing process. Here are 9 online start-up business
resources and each resource is free of charge, which is more of a reason for
potential entrepreneurs to try it out.
Business Planner Templates
If you are not sure if your
business concept is a good idea financially, there are online resources that
provide free downloadable templates for business planning. These templates will
help you effectively format your plans so that you can get your business plan
ready for financial applications.
Starting Costs Estimator
There are also websites that
provide online calculators to help you work out your business start-up costs.
By entering the initial expenses, capital, start-up stock, short-term assets
and long-term assets, the business starting costs calculator could show you an
estimate of how much you might need for your business plan.
You could also check out links
provided by government sources for business support and information about the
rules and regulations that your business will be operating under. You can also
access government services and case studies that are related to the same
business concept as the one in your business plan.
There are various online tools to
check the availability of a domain name such as Domain Checker. They can help
you to check if your prospective domain name is available or not. All you have
to do is enter the website name into the search box and hit enter to begin the
search. The tool would automatically give you information … Read more
ONE of the paradoxes of human
biology is that the rich world has fewer children than the poor world. In most
species, improved conditions are expected to increase reproductive efforts, not
reduce them, but along with economic development, country after country has
experienced what is known as a demographic transition: fertility (defined as
the number of children borne by a woman over her lifetime) down from about
eight to near one and a half. That number is so small that even with the
decline in child mortality that usually accompanies development, it is not
possible to sustain the population.
The collapse of this reproduction
is very worrying because it comes along with an increase in life expectancy
which shows that, by the middle of this century, populations in the most
developed countries will not only shrink (unless they are supported by enormous
historical levels). immigration) but also that the number of retirees supported
by every working age person will increase significantly. However, if Mikko
Myrskyla from the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues was right,
things might not be that bad. A study they just published in Nature shows that
along with development, the demographic transition is reversed.
Dr. Myrskyla sees the world as it
was in 1975 and as it is now (or, at least, as in 2005). He compared two
things. One is the total fertility rate (the number of children to be born by a
woman in a particular country during her lifetime if she experiences an
age-specific fertility rate observed in that country during the calendar year
concerned). The other is the human development index for the country. HDI, a
measure used by the United Nations, has three components: life expectancy;
average income per person; and education level. The maximum possible value is
Back in … Read more
Using the recent huge upswing in customers browsing the web
on handheld devices like mobile phones, and much more not too long ago tablet
computers, the leading corporations have had to have a look at innovative
techniques of digital promoting to be able to take advantage of this new
chance. The selections open to mobile marketers have enhanced massively over
the previous couple of years, in certain the emergence of touch screen
technology driven by the massively popular iPhone, along with the technologies
applied enables for previously unheard of marketing technologies to come to the
fore. Mainly because of the price at which this technologies has emerged there
is presently no advertising ‘rule book’ from which corporations can base a
campaign, so it has led to a number of clever and revolutionary techniques by
several of the worlds’ prime brands to take the lead within this field.
The dominance of social media, Facebook in distinct, has led
companies to locate new methods of having shoppers to opt in or ‘like’ their
web page in an effort to give them having a communication channel by way of
which they will engage with their target audience on a common (and price
efficient) basis. Fashion brand Diesel have pioneered an fascinating way of
acquire Facebook fans, working with QR codes in shop on products and offering
discounts to people who scan the code and ‘like’ the item. On paper this is a
good concept, it benefits the customer by decreasing the price of their acquire
too as benefiting Diesel by allowing them no cost marketing to the users
friends and family.
Moving away from Facebook, GranataPet in Germany have made
use on the well-liked application Foursquare when promoting dry dog food. They
released a variety of billboards with dispensing trays on the bottom, … Read more
I often hear entrepreneurs making this excuse about why they
aren’t marketing their business consistently:
“I don’t have enough time to market Sydni!”
I’ll refrain from going off on a rant about making excuses
(and how that correlates to how successful you are in business), but I will say
that we are each gifted 24 hours each day. How you choose to spend that time is
entirely up to you. But you can easily buy more time to help you specifically
with your marketing.
“How is that?” you ask.
You can do this by automating as much of your marketing as
possible. Let’s face it, technological advancement is on the move and not
slowing down any time soon. Rather than this being a cause for fear or stress,
embrace it and use technology to your marketing advantage. You will serve your
audience well and increase your profits by letting technology pull the heavy
load for your marketing needs. Automation simply means to use technology to
handle repetitive tasks for you. Let’s see how this works.
Set it and forget it
In our business, we use a web-based software called
InfusionSoft to automate much of our marketing. For example, when a prospective
client visits our website she is given the opportunity to sign up for a free
gift and this weekly newsletter (Which you’ve already done. Thank you for
that.) The action of entering her name and email address triggers InfusionSoft
to send the new community member a series of emails.
The first message welcomes them to the Smart Simple
Marketing family. It also gives them instant access to the gift that they were
promised. That gift solves a specific problem by teaching the new member
“5 Simple Steps to More Clients, More Visibility and More Freedom.”
The remainder of the … Read more