Starting a business is fun! Of course it takes a lot of work, but it's all about your attitude. There will be loops and hurdles and that's part of the journey of creating a business, so don't stress out when you're coming up with the name of your business. Let it flow and be creative, this is how your customers will recognize you.
Every Restaurant, Food Truck, Kitchen... etc is different than the rest. What makes yours unique? Come up with all of your specialty types. If you need help take a look at all of our specialty icons, and if you don't see a food icon that you'd like to sell, please contact us.
Where will you be selling your food, it doesn't matter if you don't have a specific location. With Locally Maps, you can advertise your business either way, even if you're mobile. Our app allows users to track your location as you move, which is great for ice cream trucks and other mobile businesses.
After calculating all of your expenses, from your suppliers, rent/loans, permits, and everything else... Make sure you set the prices of your items to a reasonable price. One that benefits both you and your customers, that way they keep coming back and you also earn money.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine having many pictures! Make sure you get a good camera, nowadays even your phone will do the trick, so take lots of photos!
While not necessary, creating deals for your customers will get you more sales. Make sure you pick some reasonable prices that will hook customers. Luckily Locally Maps allows you to post deals with deadlines, and specific times for people to stop by and take advantage of your deals.
Once you have everything lined up, make sure that you set the times that you will be opened for business. They don't have to be fixed, you can always change the times later as your business grows and expands. Keep in mind you can always edit your times of business on the app, or even close it during an emergency.
It's important to be on Social Media. The more platforms you are visible on, the more people will know about your business. There are many social media platforms, so we recommend you start with at least one. Pick on that you're already using, or do them all. Locally Maps has links to all of your favorite social media platforms.
Last but not least, SIGN UP TO LOCALLY MAPS! It's the easiest and simplest way to get your business out there. Make sure you use other forms of advertising. The more you advertise the more people will know about your business. :)