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Starting a Food Truck
September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Do you want to learn what it takes to start a food truck business? Would you like to find the keys to success and the failures to avoid? Would you like to know the points you need to think about before moving forward? Would you like to learn what next steps would be and what resources are available to get you started? Join us for this insightful workshop on the topic with industry experts. We will discuss the following:
• Business Plans/Startup Assistance Strategy & Planning
• Social media Marketing and advertising
• Buying a food truck
Presenters: Brian Larry, Bill Erickson, and Patrick Bolaños
Brian is the Founder of the Foodbook, https://getfoodbook.com and the Co-Founder of the Where’s My Food Truck Franchise, www.facebook.com/groups/566465753790950. He has over 75k followers representing 35 states. Brian is an entrepreneur helping other entrepreneurs turn ideas into revenue. With a background in marketing, advertising, data collecting and data mining Brian brings a lot to the table. Brian uses his skills to help entrepreneurs that attend the ILT academy out of Minneapolis as well as food trucks in 35 states. (https://iltacademy.io/team/)
Bill Erickson is the Owner and President of Total Imaging LLC and Rapid Refill Ink. Before founding Total Imaging, Bill Served 25 years on active duty with the United States Navy. Bill retired in 1997 as a Lieutenant Commander. Bill has been a resident of Fargo since 1999. Bill has been a continuous member of Business Networking International, Since February 2005, He has served as the President, Vice President and as Secretary Treasurer in the Wednesday Morning Originals chapter. Bill is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam Veterans of America, The American Legion and a life time member of the VFW Fargo ND, Post 762. Bill is also a Gold Member of The Executives Club of Fargo-Moorhead.
Patrick went from flat broke to owning a 7 figure business in under 3 years. An immigrant from Nicaragua he knows full well how much hard work can impact your life. He scaled the corporate ladder for 20 years but never really broke out until after 2017. It was one week before Christmas when he was let go from his position as CFO of a $25MM restaurant group, with only one week of cash flow left to support a family of four there was only one way to go, up. He vowed never to leave the fate of his family in the hands of others.
Using the knowledge gained from listening to podcasts like The MFCEO Project, Patrick began to make small gains on his entrepreneurial journey. He now co-owns a food truck manufacturing company in Houston Texas doing 7+ figures as of 2020 with dreams of becoming the largest food truck manufacturer in the world. Trailer King Builders helps entrepreneurs launch, finance, and grow a mobile food business. They are on a mission to help families become financially independent through a mobile food business/food truck.