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Bossmanbbq 09-03-2008 11:18 AM

Question for those Catering
 
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 728557)
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/imag...ader_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

Quote:

Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 728713)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marsha (Post 728719)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 728651)
Yes, I am on line now looking at Tonka:How is this?

http://www.hasbro.com/playskool/imag...ader_tonka.jpg

Wish I had photochop at work!

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

Marsha 09-03-2008 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 728724)
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?key....x=0&image.y=0

Marsha 09-03-2008 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STX Cue (Post 728755)
Give AceMart a try. I buy from them regularly. AND they have your Camtainers...

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


Excellent, thanks!

smokinit 09-03-2008 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marsha (Post 728703)
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.


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