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Unread 09-03-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Have any of you applied for or received grant money? anything out their for starting your business?
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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.
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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.
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Tell me about it! There is always something else to buy.

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



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Shhheeeeetttt...that's WAY more than I was looking to spend!!
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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.

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That reminds me, I need to do another thread on equipment resources!

http://www.equippers.com/
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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
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You are welcome!

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.
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Ummm...I like the color? Matches my Thermapen!
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You are welcome!

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.
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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
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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

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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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