A food kiosk is a good business venture to pursue, but if you aren’t sure of what you’re going to sell, then it can be a challenge at first. Think about the people who live in the community where you’re going to set up the kiosk. Older people might want something that is healthier and that is easier to hold while the younger crowd might want something that is fun and exciting to eat.
You should think about what’s sold in restaurants and cafes nearby. Coffee and tea are beverages that are easy to sell, but you can get these items at most restaurants and other locations very easily. If you want to sell items like this, then you need to come up with a strategy that delivers a product that no one else offers. Think about the design of the product that you want to sell along with the flavors that you’re going to use. Find the right location to start your business as there are food kiosks in malls, at festivals, and at community events. Set up your kiosk in an area where more people will walk by, offering free samples or other discounts to get people to want to purchase the foods that you sell.
When you begin designing your kiosk, try to incorporate the items that you sell in the appearance. An example would be popcorn. You could create a kiosk that looks like a box of popcorn with a red and white base and fluffy material at the top that looks like popcorn. Install windows on at least two sides of a kiosk if it’s inside a small building or small truck. Make sure you have all of the safety equipment in place to keep foods and beverages cold or hot as well as the supplies needed to sanitize surfaces in your kiosk.
Industry and company conferences and meetings are a great way to bring people from across the world to one central location. While meetings and conferences are a great way to learn more about an industry and network, these events require a lot of work before the event starts. One item that needs to be considered before the event begins is the badges and other meeting supplies that guests will need. Continue reading “Products that you will need for your next meeting or conference”
One of America’s premier burger chains and Canada’s coffee and doughnuts powerhouse have decided to merge and become the third-largest fast-food franchise in the world. In August 2014, Burger King and Tim Hortons decided on a deal worth an estimated $14 million Canadian dollars, which was roughly $12.5 million U.S. Burger King went into the deal with its stock valued at about half that of Tim Hortons’, but the officers of both companies see a tremendous upside to the merger. Continue reading “A $12.5 million-dollar question: Does Burger King love doughnuts?”
When it comes to some of the most recognizable businesses in the world, many of the top companies are owned by successful franchisees. Cold Stone Creamery, Subway, McDonalds, Home Hardware and many others license the use of their names and brand identities to small business owners who are willing to pay a few dollars in order to take advantage of owning a business that has already been established. However, owning a franchise is significantly different than starting a business from scratch.
While there are many benefits to running a business that comes with a pre-established customer base and a step by step operation manual, there are also a number of obligations that a franchisee must meet. In order to ensure that your franchise business has the best possible chance of success, there are a few things that you should do before you sign on the bottom line. Continue reading “How to buy a successful franchise”