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Unread 11-16-2009, 05:17 PM   #31
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Unread 11-18-2009, 09:50 PM   #32
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Had a good meeting with Don at the local VFW...he is taking my request to his BOD for approval. Also got a line on a future comp and possibly 25-30 catering gigs... The last guy he recommended turned out some pretty bad Q and left a bad taste in the locals mouths...his loss...our gain...me and the Swamprb don't turn out bad Q...period!
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Nice, knock em dead, guys!
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Just do it guys!
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Got our business cards today and opened up a small business account with the local bank...holy carp...we're almost legit!
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Tax ID #.
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Your getting close.
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Tax ID #.
Insurance.
Corp. papers.

Your getting close.
... and once you get done with those, a standard form contract, and electronic pricing tools! Best of luck to you, I've had great fun doing catering gigs on the side by sharing kitchen space with a local bakery. In the market for a mobile over the winter, but we shall see....
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... and once you get done with those, a standard form contract, and electronic pricing tools! Best of luck to you, I've had great fun doing catering gigs on the side by sharing kitchen space with a local bakery. In the market for a mobile over the winter, but we shall see....
Yep...I'm workin' on those exact things...I printed out a dozen local bbq catering menus to see what the competition is charging. Gonna call a few insurance companies to get liability quotes today. Downloaded a few catering contracts to peruse. Downloaded the catering calculator that was floating around in another thread somewhere. Good grief...good thing I don't have a day job for a while!
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Website advice please...

I have our website up and running....I would like your feedback on what to put in...what to leave out. Keep in mind that I am doing this myself with little to no web design experience... Any and all advice is welcome...

www.southpawbbq.com

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Yep...I'm workin' on those exact things...I printed out a dozen local bbq catering menus to see what the competition is charging. Gonna call a few insurance companies to get liability quotes today. Downloaded a few catering contracts to peruse. Downloaded the catering calculator that was floating around in another thread somewhere. Good grief...good thing I don't have a day job for a while!
Auto Owners will cover you. So will a couple of others but many agnts won't know where to look.
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Auto Owners will cover you. So will a couple of others but many agnts won't know where to look.
Just got a quote from "The Hartford"...$350.00 per year general liability (1million per occurance, 2 million total occurances)...good...bad...average? More quotes coming...including one from Mrs. JD (State Farm)...
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Just got a quote from "The Hartford"...$350.00 per year general liability (1million per occurance, 2 million total occurances)...good...bad...average? More quotes coming...including one from Mrs. JD (State Farm)...
$350 is cheap. I doubt if you find it cheaper.

Your website after you finish will need a touch up by a pro. Mine was done by brother, SOEZZY! PM him and pay him for a day, 1/2 of work or what ever the budget allows. www.soezzy.com


I would not commit to what wood you are using on specific meats. You can say we smoke your meat using pecan, hickory, apple...
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$350 is cheap. I doubt if you find it cheaper.

Your website after you finish will need a touch up by a pro. Mine was done by brother, SOEZZY! PM him and pay him for a day, 1/2 of work or what ever the budget allows. www.soezzy.com


I would not commit to what wood you are using on specific meats. You can say we smoke your meat using pecan, hickory, apple...
Thanks Steph...I'm gonna pick your brain clean next week bro! And your spice cabinet lock too!
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Thanks Steph...I'm gonna pick your brain clean next week bro! And your spice cabinet lock too!
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Here's my site that I threw together with an old copy of Microsoft FrontPage that I had from a former life. It's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

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