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Congratulations on your decision to build your own mobile food truck business. Now it is time to sit down and start writing out your business plan and budget.
As you start to create your business plan, you will soon see how many different costs you will have just to get your business up and running. The good news is that there are some simple things that you can do to save a lot of money during your start-up phase.
Purchase a Pre-Owned Food Truck
Think back to the day when you purchased your first home. Did you purchase the nicest, newest house in your ideal neighborhood? If you are like most people, you probably made a lot of compromises and instead bought a decent, starter home in a neighborhood you could afford.
While you may look at glossy sales photos of wonderful, new food trucks rolling off of the assembly line, the reality is that when you are first starting out, you should purchase a high-quality, used food truck. Think of it like your first home - it's not ideal, but it will get the job done until you can afford a new truck.
Purchase Pre-Owned Appliances
In addition to purchasing a used food truck, you will need to purchase your own appliances. Since the restaurant business is a challenging industry to break into, many businesses eventually look to liquidate their industrial equipment and supplies. You can use this to your advantage by purchasing high-quality, pre-owned equipment.
For example, the stove you want for your food truck may have a retail cost of $20,000. By attending a used equipment auction, you might pick up the same stove, used for a bit by another business, for $5,000.
Where to Purchase Pre-Owned Food Trucks and Business Equipment
You can locate pre-owned trucks and appliances at:
One of the best ways to purchase items like this is through an auction and liquidation service, like Gary Hanna Auctions Ltd. Industrial equipment auctions have a wide variety of items, from all different types of businesses. Additionally, once your business is running well and you want to upgrade your equipment, you can sell your own used equipment through an auction. This will allow you to recoup some of your initial costs.
By purchasing a pre-owned food truck and high-quality, used restaurant equipment, you can start up your own food truck without busting your budget before you even get to the stage of buying food to serve your customers. Best of luck with your new business - now get writing on that business plan!