As some of you may know, I am preparing for Year 4 of The Stand, my mobile food cart business.
It hasn’t been the easiest for years either.
Let me give you a quick recap.
Year 1: I spent all my tax money on my mobile food cart. I got fired 2 weeks later from my job and ended up making $10,000 in less than 90 days. I thought hit the jack pot. I made my money back and then some.
Year 2: I got a job to sustain me through the winter months. My plan was to work both. The Stand and run my program at the community center. That did not go according to plan. I went out a few times, but all my time and effort went to developing and running the program. The money was good, for the most part and I was content. I did not have to hustle as hard. I enjoyed that but I did miss The Stand and the community missed me.
Year 3: I quit my job. I loved it, but I felt very much so used (in the words of my little sister lol). After applying for the manager position and being told that I could not get it because they didn’t know what I was managing after I developed and ran the whole program for a year I was confused and I quit. I quit November 2019 and was planning to have my most lucrative year with The Stand yet, starting May 2020. However, March 2020 Corona hit. Crazy right? If I would have stayed at my job a little longer I would have been able to collect unemployment smh lol.
Anyway, my plans changed. My plan was to go out at least 5 times a day starting May. With Corona in the community I wasn’t comfortable going out every day. I needed more information.Continue reading “How to Strategize as a Food Service Entrepreneur”