Originally Posted by BrooklynQ
Are you looking for sponsors for your BBQ team or for the business?
Answer is Yes and Yes
They are both "businesses". Fun and profit oriented on both sides!
These are two legal entities, the Team and the Catering, which compliment and support each other, just as competitors with "sauce sales", "equipment sales", etc. blend together.
The reality is--if a team is not "sponsored" in an adequate way, it can not survive or compete on the circuits with only "winnings"!
I could be wrong, but I doubt it!
DF and I are not poor, but we can not afford to compete @ $500-$700 per event as a hobby. And we intend to do 20+ events in 2005. Gets to be mega-bucks
So, I went looking for a "deep pocket" sponsor, found them, got the door open, got an advocate "inside" on our side, and will "smooge" them on Dec 11th!
Basic marketing 101!
Moderators--"interesting split to competetion"????
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a FEC100, a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman the Wonder Trailer.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.