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Bossmanbbq
09-03-2008, 11:18 AM
Have any of you applied for or received grant money? anything out their for starting your business?

smokinit
09-03-2008, 11:35 AM
Minority or Vet owned have a good chance of getting money and having a good business plan in order is a must. I have an accountant that also wrights grants and knows who to get SBA loans and so my wife is know the owner of the business.This process and take up to a year for grant money and a few months for SBA loans. I used equity in my house to start up and am planning on paying back with grant/SBA loans along with buying new equipment.

big brother smoke
09-03-2008, 12:24 PM
I thought about that route, but opted to start small first and build over the course of 4 years. I only got a truck note now and insurance payments.

My grandparents passed a few years ago and left my siblings, uncles and aunts a little something. It was not much divided by seven, but it was they had to give us. I thought what better way to honor them by putting it to good use purchasing a rig. They would turn over in their graves if I abused it!

You never get through buying smaller supplies though.

Bigmista
09-03-2008, 12:44 PM
Tell me about it! There is always something else to buy.

Good thing Steph and Country are getting together to buy me a truck...

big brother smoke
09-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Tell me about it! There is always something else to buy.

Good thing Steph and Country are getting together to buy me a truck...

Yes, I am on line now looking at Tonka:How is this?

http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/images/mainheader_tonka.jpg

Wish I had photochop at work!

Countryhb
09-03-2008, 04:28 PM
Shhheeeeetttt...that's WAY more than I was looking to spend!!

Marsha
09-03-2008, 04:37 PM
I have a question for you catering folks. I want to buy a Cambro beverage dispenser. We do not have any big restaurant supply stores anywhere close by and the small place here wants an arm and a leg for everything. What online restaurant supply companies do you use and trust? I ordered something from InstaWares once and it took almost a year to get a refund from them after I'd paid for something that they neglected to tell me was out of stock and I decided to cancel my order.

Thanks!

big brother smoke
09-03-2008, 04:41 PM
That reminds me, I need to do another thread on equipment resources!

http://www.equippers.com/

Marsha
09-03-2008, 04:43 PM
That reminds me, I need to do another thread on equipment resources!

http://www.equippers.com/


Thank you very much! :D


Edit: Hmmmn, they don't sell the Camtainer I am looking for.....
http://cool.cambro.com/product_line.aspx?rrn=1&plrn=13

big brother smoke
09-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Thank you very much! :D


You are welcome!:biggrin:

You also can go through a food distributor such as SYSCO if you have an account. I have also noticed them at Smart and Final.

Bigmista
09-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Yes, I am on line now looking at Tonka:How is this?

http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/images/mainheader_tonka.jpg

Wish I had photochop at work!

Ummm...I like the color? Matches my Thermapen!

Marsha
09-03-2008, 05:03 PM
You are welcome!:biggrin:

You also can go through a food distributor such as SYSCO if you have an account. I have also noticed them at Smart and Final.

Oh yeah, we do have a Smart 'n Final. I'll have to double check. :-D

STX Cue
09-03-2008, 05:24 PM
Give AceMart a try. I buy from them regularly. AND they have your Camtainers...

http://www.acemart.com/search.ep?keyWords=Cambro&image.x=0&image.y=0

Marsha
09-03-2008, 05:50 PM
Give AceMart a try. I buy from them regularly. AND they have your Camtainers...

http://www.acemart.com/search.ep?keyWords=Cambro&image.x=0&image.y=0


Excellent, thanks!

smokinit
09-03-2008, 07:03 PM
I have a question for you catering folks. I want to buy a Cambro beverage dispenser. We do not have any big restaurant supply stores anywhere close by and the small place here wants an arm and a leg for everything. What online restaurant supply companies do you use and trust? I ordered something from InstaWares once and it took almost a year to get a refund from them after I'd paid for something that they neglected to tell me was out of stock and I decided to cancel my order.

Thanks!

Check ebay also have found some good deals on them also.

TOPS BBQ
09-03-2008, 11:31 PM
I have been to Smart & Final and have determined that most of their restaurant supplies are on the expensive side of the margin. I found a local restaurant supply store that saved me a lot more $. Although, keep an I out for sales at S&F, because they do have some good deals.

Equippers has some great deals as well. That's where I got my chafers. Cost, including delivery, was cheaper than S&F.

big brother smoke
09-04-2008, 08:47 AM
Here are some places I found looking for insulated beverage container covers:

http://www.restaurantsource.com/restaurant-equipment/drink-and-beverage-service/insulated-beverage-dispensers/ProdList.aspx

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/169/CLID/562/Insulated_Beverage_Dispensers.htm

http://www.cateringequipmentworld.com/camtainer2.html


Marsha they are in Sauslito: http://www.dvorsons.com/Cambro/Camtainers.htm

txschutte
09-04-2008, 10:17 AM
rapidswholesale.com is another source for Cambros.

Marsha
09-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Here are some places I found looking for insulated beverage container covers:

http://www.restaurantsource.com/restaurant-equipment/drink-and-beverage-service/insulated-beverage-dispensers/ProdList.aspx

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/169/CLID/562/Insulated_Beverage_Dispensers.htm

http://www.cateringequipmentworld.com/camtainer2.html


Marsha they are in Sauslito: http://www.dvorsons.com/Cambro/Camtainers.htm

rapidswholesale.com is another source for Cambros.


More good suggestions. Thank you all for the great sources! :-D