How to Start a Food Business
Take a hard working entrepreneur, great recipes, fresh ingredients, the proper permits and licenses, and the perfectly retrofitted cart, truck or kiosk, and what do you have? A mobile food business!
The sluggish economy, employees pressed for time, and mostly everyone looking for inexpensive breakfast, lunch and, sometimes dinner options, have caused the food "on-the-go" concept to become very appealing to consumers.
According to the Los Angeles-based industry research firm IBIS World, "the street food business - including mobile food trucks and nonmechanized carts - is a $1 billion industry that has seen an 8.4 per cent growth rate from 2007 to 2012."
Due to the continued growth in popularity, starting a food truck business is a viable option for many aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Business and Job Center at Richland Library is offering you the opportunity to learn more about the various possibilities for you to be a part of the mobile food industry.
Join local expert David Roberts, from DER Kitchen LLC and DER Consulting, to learn what you need to know about starting a food business in South Carolina.
Tuesday, May 6
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Bostick Auditorium, Main
To register, Click here. Questions? Call 929-3469 for more information.
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