When it comes to the coffee business, mobile coffee carts are all the rage now. |
A lot of people who love coffee and want to go into business selling this item are sometimes at a loss about where, when, and how to start. There seems to be many things to consider before you can start your business.
If you are a newbie in the field, you can begin at a pace that is manageable. You can go into the mobile coffee business.
There are fewer requirements. You do not have to have a shop or storefront to start operations. You do not have to have a lot of people to help you run the business. And you do not need a large starting capital.
What are the things that you should take care of?
Find out how to make excellent coffee or hire someone who already knows how.
Register your business with the appropriate local agencies. If you intend to handle the business by your lonesome, you have the option of registering it as a sole proprietorship. This demands less paperwork and is way cheaper than having to register it as a corporation or as a limited liability business. Some cities and countries will require a business license.
You will also have to get a food service license from the duly designated state office. The agency which regulates food services may vary. Find out which one is tasked with services related to the coffee business and obtain authorization from them.
Choose a mobile coffee cart that best meets your requirements. Look for one with the basic compartments – one for storing flavouring syrups and coffee, as well as a refrigerated one to store whipped cream, milk and creamer. If you plan to serve iced drinks, make sure that the cart has a freezer where you can keep your ice in – although you can also opt to simply get portable coolers for your ice and dairy items, if you want a less expensive mobile cart. If you are limited by a rather small capital, you can also look into the possibility of getting a coffee cart second-hand.
How do you intend to transport your mobile coffee cart to the locations or events which will give you good business? You can either buy or rent a vehicle for driving around and taking your cart to events. If you have a small cart, you can get a pick-up and put your cart on its bed. If you have a bigger cart, you may need to have a trailer to hitch to your pick-up.
Charles works at Cafe2u, a company which provides franchise opportunities for anyone looking to start up their own mobile coffee shop. He enjoys writing blog posts giving tips and advice on how to go about starting your coffee business.
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