I’m at a crossroad to pursue a food dessert truck business. I’m service connected. Where can I start to see if this is a great fit for me?
Food service is highly regulated (see here regarding NH specifically https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/fp/documents/mfus-faq.pdf) so a food truck takes passion just to deal with the paperwork! :)
I agree with the advisor who recommended getting a food truck job first, even occasionally.
>Where can I start to see if this is a great fit for me?
Take a job in a dessert food truck for 3 months, observe what the owner does. Then sit, journal and think over a weekend and you will start at a better place than many business person.
If you decide yes, the book E-Myth is quite good in reminding, business is 3 jobs, doer, manager and biz owner
Starting your own business requires a deep passion for and commitment to what services your business will provide. You need to assess the dessert market and what reasonable market share you can carve out. You will need a detailed business plan that includes start-up and ongoing operations. Doing this on your own is a daunting task. Suggest you contact your local S.C.O.R.E. (sponsored by the SBA) to help you. Services from S.C.O.R.E. are free. They provide ongoing mentoring services and will help you through your decision-making process.
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