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The initial idea
Have you ever been to an event, a show or even been to a DIY store and seen people queuing for burgers, refreshments and snacks from the mobile catering unit? Have you ever thought of starting your own mobile catering business with new ideas and fast food products? If the answer is yes to those questions you will find that our mobile catering business start up area will help guide you through the various stages of setting up from the initial planning, health and safety regulations, food products and services, through to advertising your new mobile catering business.

Our mobile catering business start up area is aimed at providing you with general advice and pointers to help you when setting up a new mobile catering business. Plus useful information for those existing mobile catering businesses that wish to expand and grow their mobile catering businesses further.

To help you navigate your way around our mobile catering business start-up area has been split into five sections which are listed at the top right of the page numbered one to five. Within each of those sections you will see a key points navigation bar which will take you to relevant pages within the section you're viewing.

If you would like to write an article about any of your own personal experiences of setting up a mobile catering business we would love to include your articles, Please fill out our write an article form. To continue reading on please use the key points navigation bar.



The initial idea
Have you ever considered starting your own mobile catering business?
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What's involved
It looks so easy, but what's it really like running your own business?
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Where to trade
Plan where your customers will be and where you can legally trade.
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Foods to sell
Something unique, different, in tune with food trends and that will attract the buying public.
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Business plan
Financial planning is essential for your new mobile catering business to work.
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