WORKING EVENTS 3

 In my attempts to consolidate information for you, I’ve created a new video.  It’s all about working events.  It covers everything from creating your own events to how to prepare, what questions to ask and how best to limit your risks.  You will also learn what questions you should ask before working events. Some of [...]

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A to Z - Vendor Plan Review - Course Notes

In Part 11 I take questions from vendors who participated live.  We cover plan reviews and below you will find the course notes. Part 11: Q & A (part one) Part 11 Q & A One of the questions I got, I will put it over here and I hope you can see that is [...]

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Part 10 – Hot Dog Vendor Course – Cart Operations

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In Part 10 of the A to Z hot dog vendor course we cover hot dog cart operations, we discuss branching out and more.  This section you’ll learn how to avoid some mistakes overzealous vendors make. Part 10: Operations Branching Out Part 10 Operations Operations, in the operations there is, as far as your food [...]

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Part 9 A to Z – Locations – Hot Dog Vendor Locations

best hot dog vendor locations

Probably the most requested part of this course, locations.  In this episode we will find out the tried and true locations vendors worldwide use to achieve success, plus we will discuss those special locations that the average vendor never considers.  Most successful vendors, contrary to public opinion – are NOT working some street corner. Not [...]

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113 – Street Food In Widget – Ice Packs – Signs

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Hot Dog Vendor Help It’s felt like a month since we all were together.  :)  Eric with StreetFoodIn.com joined us with some updates on how you can get noticed easier and how your customers can find you faster.  Jason Brown of Love Hot Dog Company is selling the successful Ice Cream Bike business in hopes [...]

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Proud Grandpa Decorates Hot Dog Cart With Grandchildren

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He’s been vending for about 4 months now.  Proud Grandpa puts pictures of his grandchildren on his new Big Dog hot dog cart and customers “love it”. Ben here is a picture of my cart since I got my decals of my grandchildren on it everyone is loving it Thanks for everything Marty

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Part 8 A to Z Hot Dog Vendor Training – Setting Up Your Legal Business Identity

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Need help setting up your legal business identity? In part 8 we will discuss sole proprietorships, corporate identities like INC and LLCs.  I will give my personal opinions as I am not an accountant or tax adviser but you will learn some of the benefits from each. Part 8: Getting legal Menu pricing Part 8 [...]

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PART 7 – A TO Z COURSE – FREE – BUYING A USED HOT DOG CART – 2

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In part 7 we learn more about buying a used hot dog cart, how to test it out, what to make sure it definitely has with it and some tips and tricks from many hard lessons learned.  Be sure to watch the first part on Part 6 first, but this is crucial info if you [...]

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Part 6 – A to Z – 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Hot Dog Cart

hot dog carts for sale

What can you put on a hot dog cart?  Almost anything you like but all states restrict what you can serve, so having a deep fryer on your cart may be legal, but using it probably won’t be. Of course you can use an enclosed concession trailer and we have those for less than $10,000, [...]

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Hot Dog Vendor Doubles Volume He Planned For

hot dog vendor creates success from a loss

It sounds great at first, how could doubling your expected volume hurt you?  Well, when you’ve contracted to provide hot dogs and more than double the people show up and you lose money. But have no fear, Michael Wood of Duggs Doggs is here!  Michael takes the opportunity to show his customers appreciation and while [...]

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Hot Dog Vendor Questions – Answered

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  Learn more, watch free training videos and the enjoy the free step by step video series: How To Start A Hot Dog Vending Business http://benscarts.com/training NEW & USED HOT DOG CARTS http://benscarts.com

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Part 5 – A to Z Course – How To Become A Hot Dog Vendor

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I know, I should be shot.  I put out 4 parts and then skipped a week.  Duty called and I was out of town for over 9 days.  This week we will see two more parts of the A to Z Course – How To Become A Hot Dog Vendor.  In this section we will [...]

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Part Four A to Z – How To Start A Hot Dog Business – Commissaries

Hot Diggity Dog

In Part Four of the How To Start A Hot Dog Business we discuss budgeting and finding a commissary. When you are finished here, you may want to check out some bonus information here: Pro Tips On Record Keeping Best Methods For Keeping Great Records and Why You Should Additional Tips On Finding A Free [...]

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Part Three A to Z Course – How To Start A Hot Dog Cart Business

Codes say no

How To Start A Hot Dog Cart Business In part three we discuss local codes and what to do when your city says, no.  Keep you head held high.  A city that restricts against vendors is probably violating your Constitutional Rights, specifically the Bill of Rights. Part Three: Local Codes Continued What if they say, [...]

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112 – Trying To Do Too Much

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Yes, it’s very real.  Often vendors are found trying to do too much.  They try to carry every condiment on the planet or they attempt having every type of hot dog available.  All in all, trying to do too much costs you time and money. In this episode of Street Food Vendor TV and Hot [...]

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Part Two – Hot Dog Vendor Course A to Z – Free – State Codes – Health Department Codes

Get your health department codes

As promised, the 2nd part of the AtoZ course.  It’s been my most popular course for over 2 years now and it’s your’s for free.  If you are behind, please watch part one here first: http://benscarts.com/learn/free-a-to-z-course-hot-dog-vendor-training/ In part two we will move forward and learn about state and local codes and discover some about city and [...]

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FREE A TO Z COURSE – HOT DOG VENDOR TRAINING

how to start and run a hot dog business

The A to Z Vendor Success Course is my most comprehensive course ever. Over the years I have learned some amazing things that can help you get started, help you find key locations, help you double your income and help you manage multiple carts. It’s jam packed with over 5 hours of professional vendor information. [...]

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BAHAMA HOT DOG VENDOR

Diane serves customer with her cash cow hot dog cart

With her brand new Cash Cow hot dog cart, Diane serves the standard hot dogs plus some unique menu items.  Diane just started Tuesday and has already sent in some pictures of her first day out.  I can’t think of anything I’d rather be than a Bahama hot dog vendor. Zesty Dogs In Their Own [...]

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Vendor Builds One Sexy Hot Dog Cart – Video

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Eric Johnson is a brand new hot dog vendor who has just built one of the most amazing hot dog carts ever.  Hidden cash drop safe, speakers, lighting, waste water pump, sliding fridge, solar recharging, built in sign holders and banner displays and much more. Eric bought the Do It Yourself course from me a [...]

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Hot Dog Vendor Sells Out In Four Hours – Video

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Emails like this make my freak’n day!  Jake, from Fireman Jake’s Hot Dogs sent me this today and I had to get it up.  Watch the video for more info.  Jake is using a Custom Big Dog Hot Dog Cart from BensCarts.com. Cart Critiques I’ve done several hot dog vendor setup critiques, but this has [...]

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