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July 2011
Think that you're ready to start your own business? Do you think that the food vendor life is right for you? This month veteran food vendor Barb Fitzgerald provides some soul searching questions to ask yourself before starting up your new food business.

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A Successful Food Stand Business Starts with Soul Searching
by Barb Fitzgerald

The personal benefits of running a concession business including spare time, cash income, and independence are well known. However, the most important, and the least recognized advantage of the business is the ability to design the enterprise to suit the individual's desired level of earnings and involvement. When planning a concession business one must understand how each step in the start-up process largely determines one's ultimate earnings and level of involvement. Therefore a food concessionaire's business and personal goals should be considered when deciding what menu to serve, the type and design of the booth, and the types of events and venues to schedule. Read more


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