Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Cinnamon (for Bill Grosskopf) 
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249 

Now is the Time for Food Trucks, Trailers and Carts

Opening a food truck can seem daunting at first. There are many things to consider, from choosing the right location and finding financing, to buying equipment and selecting the right concept and name. This workshop will help you get started and explore the differences between a food truck, a trailer and a cart.

A food truck can be considered a restaurant on wheels. It has several distinct advantages over a traditional dine-in restaurant. Not being locked into a lease allows you to bring your business right to your customers. Compared to a restaurant, a food truck's overhead is low and requires far less staff. It can be set up as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or even as a family business. Owning and operating a food truck requires a lot of work and a bit of vision.  

Learn the tools you need to start your business. You’ll walk away with the information needed to hit ground running.  Topics Include:

  • Food truck or food trailer? Which is best for me?
  • Break into farmers markets for less than $1,000
  • Lease or purchase equipment? Which makes more sense?
  • Permits, Regulations, and Licenses
  • Marketing Strategies for 2021

Keith Dean from PeopleFund
Lisa Hull from Farmers Insurance
Courtney Gumbleton from Locavore
Gaby Romero SCORE Mentor and Volunteer 

      Presenter: Greg Kalina

Greg Kalina is a certified SCORE mentor. He has owned or operated food trucks, trailers, and push carts. He has owned and worked for large corporations opening and operating restaurants, bakeries, and the new phenomenon Pop Up restaurants. He is current in food service operations, fads, and trends.