Well there has been a lot of talk as of late about people thinking of opening a BBQ catering business. I might be getting into something along those lines for a summer job and thought you might be interested if I shared some details.
I am an avid business student and have attended business meetings, chamber of commerce, provincial economic advisory boards, and even meet with Canadian and foreign leaders - things very few people my age (or even some of the worlds largest corporate leaders for that matter) ever do. Not to toot my own horn or anything but business is my thing - just like science or sports or cars are the obessions for many other teens.
Anyways that got me started in business case consulting and business plan writing competitions for scholarships and I have won quite a few and have always been told I should follow through cause I had some great ideas. Well today I was offered a grant of $5,000 but only if I actually take on the venture plus a significant greater allowance more in interest free loans (as part of a young entrepreneur scholarship program). So I am considering doing that inwhich I enjoy as much as business - BBQ.
How the business would operate is actually a food vendor. There are some significant tourists events in my next of the woods and the closest thing on our waterfronts to BBQ is hot dog vendors - and they are quite popular. I figured I would Take my "D" down to the Waterfront and cook hotdogs, jumbo dogs and sausages of course but also offer my famous Collossal heartstoppers and more importantly BBQ smoked ribs and Beef Sautee. Each Item would have the option of a meel with A peice of BBQ corn on the cob, chips and pop extra. I have thought about packaging just a few bottles of my own BBQ sauce and Rubs just incase someone wants to buy some. I will also cater a few events, but only on request.. mainly this is things like Canada Day inwhich I help throw a party for friends but they have alwyas offered to pay me in the past.
I will have to purchase a small Hotdog cart because of health code regulations I require running hotwater but I think I might have found one with a large freezer and I will simply use that to store ICe cream bars and beverages. The only other major expense is I now need to rent a small trailer to tow the D, or securly fasten it to a pickup with lots of cushions and strong hands cause I dont want my baby scratched! Just a few Inc and registration fees ( I will inc because I dont want to be personally liable for any nut that 'claims' food poising)
Well just thought I'd share! Hope ya enjoy my anecdote. As you can imagine I am very excited as some of the hotdog vendors did upwards of $5000 a day in revenue on just hotdogs last time tallships were in town 4 years ago... and they return in just over a month