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Where to trade
Plan where your customers will be and where you can legally trade. Before committing yourself to starting a mobile catering business careful consideration has to be applied to where you are actually going to be able to trade. As mentioned previously the general feeling that you can just pull up anywhere, open the hatch and start serving food to passer buyers is a complete myth.

There are three main ways of establishing a mobile catering business, firstly by trying to locate a permanent site whether it be on an industrial estate, DIY store front, at markets, high street positions etc. The second way is to attend events and shows during the summer weekends. The third and best way is to combine the two, try to locate a permanent position from Monday to Friday and make your new mobile catering business available for weekend events.

By using the third suggestion you will be able to provide a steady weekly income and will have the option to top up that income from earnings at weekend events. This will have the benefit of helping to eliminate the seasonal risk by choosing to attend events only.

Whichever way you decide to operate your new mobile catering business start by looking around your own local area. Some of the main points to consider are:    

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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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