Ice Cream Truck BusinessAn ice cream truck! Anyone who's heard the familiar jingle of the truck as it comes around the corner knows the warm feeling of joy that sweeps over them!
Your job in the ice cream business is to meet and exceed each customer's expectations as they arrive at your ice cream store-on-wheels!
It's not just about selling ice cream, it's all about focusing on your customer and serving ice cream!
The Net is full of merchants selling trucks and other gadgets for your business - but there's not a whole lot of helpful info. We're here to help you with your #1 goal...serving ice cream!
We'll start with the basics and then move on to the more in-depth info. Feeding you the info you need in manageable bite-sized scoops!
First, if you're looking for a job - you should check out Ice Cream Truck Employment.
If you're starting your own business or have your own business read on.
Planning Your Ice Cream Business
Buying an Ice Cream Vehicle
Starting Your Ice Cream Truck Business
Equipment and Truck Rentals
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An ice cream business can be a fun, rewarding way to make money. Mobile ice cream businesses reach out to both young and old.
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Ice Cream Trucks Los Angeles With the sound of the ice cream music around the corner, precious senior citizens think of the nostalgic good ol' days. The busy middle-aged are grateful for a satisfying, mini-reprieve from the daily-grind. Energetic kids are more than eager to fill their little bellies with cold sweets from a flashy ice cream vehicle.
Little Bit of History
Okay, so let's do a quick overview about what you'll have to think about as you start your ice cream truck business.
Remember that starting any new business is probably more difficult and challenging that running your own business...but the results for all your hard work will pay off.
Careful planning and developing before you launch your business will allow you to have greater success than if you did no planning at all.
So, if you are just starting out, take the time to plan. You'll reap the rewards later on and it will make running your business much easier!
Before starting any business, you need to know how much money you have to invest in your new venture initially. With this money, you will need to buy everything you need to start your business...a vehicle, safety equipment, vending equipment, and products to sell. So you need to know how much money you have to work with.
You also need to determine whether you are going to start your own business or work with a franchise company. Both are great options. You just have to decide which is best for you.
You will need to get a proper license for your business. License requirements vary from town to town, so the best way to find out what you need for your business is to march right down to your town hall and ask them what you need to do.
Next, you will have to have your vehicle inspected regularly by your local health department. You should contact them to know what their requirements are before attempting to have your vending vehicle inspected.
You can't forget to determine what products you want to sell! Are you going to sell ice cream novelties? Are you going to sell soft serve ice cream? How about milkshakes? Start with a simple selection. You can always build from there.
You will also need to establish a vending route. As you are plotting out your route, determine which neighborhoods have a lot of children and which where people gather for leisure type activities. Keep in mind not only where there are children, but when they are in those places.
Finally, in order to quickly create loyal customers who eagerly wait for your arrival, it is a good idea to create your own business identity. What sets you apart from other ice cream vendors and why should they even bother to buy ice cream from a mobile vehicle? Give your business a unique, appealing flair.
By Jenn Fraiser
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