Joining Austin food trailer scene
I got the first steps out of the way..aside from a lot of reading and thinking for the last 6 years...
I have done some preliminary marketing, My wife works at a call center for GM with 500 employees and have sent mass quantities of samples with her.
Went to the health dept and fire marshal to get information on what is required to operate. Also have my EIN now. I have got the business plan started. I have start up costs and and most of the daily/weekly/monthly operating costs figured out. I am trying to figure conservatively on how much product to make daily and what can be expected for sales (I think). I am definitely attempting to err on the side of caution.
Next is getting local business license and food manager's certificate. I am also scheduling in some SCORE business workshop's and mentoring. I am a long ways from ordering a trailer and smoker yet, but moving towards the starting gate. I figure this will be months and months to get going, but I want to cover all the bases that I can before giving up the day job, which I am already putting in 10-16 hours a day, six days a week for little money and I don't get to play with fire and dead animal.
Gator BYCC 24"
Weber 22.5" kettle