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What's involved continued
Regardless of the image portrayed by TV soaps and TV advertisements of the typical scruffy ice cream van owners in a worn out ice cream van, this is definitely not what the general public or event organiser is looking for. Cleanliness, professionalism, quality safe to eat ice cream products and an excellent service is what is expected today, and those ice cream sellers who are meeting those demands are running very successful mobile ice cream businesses.

Every business has it's up and downs, guaranteed there will be days when you're stood wandering why you choose to attend this event rather than the other one, days when you'll be sweating buckets from serving the never ending queue, days when you wish the sun would come out, but the best days are when you empty the cash register and think to yourself "I would never earn that much working for someone else".

Whatever type of ice cream business you decide to start be it mobile or static it will require a whole lot more commitment than a nine to five job to succeed and anybody that tells you different, will probably have a financial reason for doing so.
At the end of the day you work for yourself, you answer to no one but yourself and every pound profit you make is yours. The more effort you put in, the more  reward you will get out and who knows in five years time you could have a whole fleet of ice cream vans and trailers at events throughout the country.



The initial idea
Have you ever considered starting your own mobile ice cream business?
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What's involved
It looks so easy, but what's it really like running your own mobile ice cream business?
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Where to trade
Plan where your customers will be and where you can legally trade.
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Be imaginative
Adapt and offer new ice cream products without big changes to your mobile ice cream business.
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Business plan
Financial planning is essential for your new mobile ice cream business.
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