Food trucks have been growing in popularity in the northwest and throughout the country. They are a way for entrepreneurs to launch a successful food business without all of the extensive start-up costs associated with a conventional restaurant. They have created opportunities for entrepreneurs that didn’t exist before, and in the process provided new unique businesses to add to the individual character of the communities where they have located. Food trucks and food trailers have reached a certain “coolness” in cities such as Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas. Two of the City of Lacey’s community partners, the Center for Women in Business and South Puget Sound Community College are offering a workshop that may be helpful to entrepreneurs considering a food truck, food cart, or food trailer business.
How to Start a Food Truck Business
If your dream is to start a food truck, cart, or trailer, but you’re confused by the steps you need to take regarding the permitting process and other issues facing street food start-ups, this introductory workshop is for you. Offered at the Lacey Campus of South Puget Sound Community College through the Washington Center for Women in Business, the workshop will help you decide if this is the right opportunity for you.
Fundamental topics covered include:
- basic business concepts and considerations,
- permitting and health department requirements,
- plan submission and inspections,
- financing options,
- operations and marketing.
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