Table of Contents

HOT DOG CARTING CASH*

*NOTE: contents may change without notice, be updated, or altered. This is intended as a rough overview of contents covered.

Table of Contents:

  • Summary7
  • Part One- Introduction- How I Started9
  • Big Picture Dreams11
  • Be Your Own Boss15
  • Start Up Plans17
  • Chapter Summary20
  • Part Two: Nitty Gritty: Boring Business Basics21
  • MBA in a Day?22
  • The Luck of Hard Work23
  • Basic Legal Structures25
  • Sole Proprietorship26
  • Partnerships27
  • Corporations28
  • Limited Liability Company31
  • Start-Up Legal- Please33
  • Choosing a Business Name35
  • Business Insurance38
  • Liability Insurance38
  • Worker’s Compensation39
  • Fire Insurance39
  • Startup Cash Solutions40
  • Part Four: Get Your Money Maker!43
  • Pimp My Ride- Finding The Right Cart43
  • Determine the Size of Your Cart43
  • Heat44
  • Storage44
  • Added Equipments45
  • Double or Nothin’: Think Like a Restaurant46
  • Supplies and Other Essentials48
  • Plastic Storage Bin49
  • Cooler49
  • Pans49
  • Thermometer49
  • Tongs50
  • Knife50
  • Cutting Board50
  • Folding Chair and Table50
  • Paper Bags51
  • Water Containers51
  • Other Important items51
  • Day to Day- Without the Grind52
  • Order Operations53
  • Closing Time54
  • Warning List54
  • Checklists for Daily Operations55
  • Part Five: Make YOUR Mark!59
  • Hotdogs That Sell Like Hot Cakes!59
  • Serve to Win61
  • Standout : Be Unique, Be Yourself61
  • Use the Magic Tricks63
  • Be the Plague: Spread Your Brand64
  • Business Cards64
  • Website65
  • Flyers66
  • Punch Cards67
  • Postcards68
  • Spread the Word69
  • Deliveries69
  • Free Advertising70
  • Part Six: Finding Your Turf, Creating Your Venue74
  • Where the Action is74
  • 1. Foot Traffic74
  • 2. Accessibility75
  • 3. Visibility75
  • 4. Space75
  • Public or Private Vending76
  • Create Your Own Action78
  • Tips for Speed Serving80
  • Catering82
  • Part Seven: The Grub Is YOUR $$$ Maker!85
  • Your Lunch Trifecta85
  • Food: Playin’ it Safe86
  • Cooking Procedures88
  • First Aid92
  • For Infant Under One Year Old92
  • For Child Over One Year Old93
  • For Adults93
  • How to Get the Green Signal from the Health Inspector93
  • Buy it Right!95
  • How Many Should You Buy the First Time96
  • Speaking to the Distributor96
  • The Truth about Commissary96
  • Insider Tips98
  • Part Eight- Go Big or Go Home!101
  • Can You Handle Multiple Carts?101
  • Step By Step Startup103
  • Appendix.106
  • Hotdogs:106
  • Hotdog Carts.106
  • Trade Shows.106
  • Hot Dog Cart Business Insurance.107
  • Business, Leadership and Management Reference Material107