is an understatement. This live 2 hour show flew by, thanks to callers, and some great subjects covered. My goal was to cover events and we finally were able to later in the show. A big thanks to those that called in and to those that support the show and help make it what it is. This show was so packed we didn't even get to the Mastermind session but have no fear, I have it here.
Vendor Tip / Mastermind Session
Thanks to listener Rich, a fellow vendor for this weeks tip: Cart Music question from Podcast: What idea I arrived at was get a Sirius Satellite Radio subscription and run the feed off of your smartphone (Sirius app) to a pair of small speakers. You can get a socket so the cellphone runs off your cart battery. That may sound a lot of trouble but the payoff is you can play the type of music that your customers will gravitate too. That will change depending where you are at. If it's a country music festival you play country, if it's a winery you play classical and so on. Point being it's always going be a different ideal genre of music according to your location. In regards to the chap with the problematic bylaw just play it loud enough so customers can hear you don't need a Peavey speaker and gazillion watt amp just background music so you can still hear your customer's order. This kind of streaming doesn't use too much data maybe a gig a month 🙂
- This week I gave an update about the young man that made National Headlines when the city shut his vending operations down. He's back to slinging hot dogs.
- A new 1 hour show format
- I announced the new courses here on the blog. Especially the all new A to Z course for those wanting the most comprehensive hot dog vendor, get started course on the market. It's jam packed with over 11 videos and over 5 hours of training. Learn more here.
- Man eats 110 hot dogs in one sitting! Wow.
- We also discussed the ways you can enter to win the hot dog cart to be given away this December.
I share two crazy facts!
- Who's name is Casper or is it Ping?
- Who was a clogger? Cotton Eyed Joe?
Used Hot Dog Carts
Right here on the blog you can check out the used hot dog carts for sale. We list them free, so if you are selling, please drop me a line and I'll get it up on the blog. I also went crazy this past week and made a 30 minute video with my best tips and tricks and some very helpful advice to help you find and get the best used hot dog cart. It includes tips like:
- Where to find the best deals on used hot dog carts
- Why the price doesn't really matter ( you'll love this)
- Top ten things to check on a used cart before buying
- The most important thing to know
- A step by step guide to insure that you come away with a winner!
All free and it's posted on the top of the used cart page. But because I love you, I have included it below as well.
Lately I have received a lot of email asking about working events. I have some great articles on events and you can find them by typing in “event” in the search box over on the right. On this show we cover the top 3 questions I get asked about events:
- How much food will I need to take?
- How do I price my food for the event?
- How many people will I need to help me?
Click the green play button at the top of the screen and get a good dose of “Event Knowledge”. My co-host, Jason Brown also gave some great advice, so if you are considering working events, be sure to check it out.
One of the best articles on this LearnHotDogs.com about events can be found here. Special Guest Event Article This will really help you out because it deals with how to lay out your set up for maximum volume and customer satisfaction.
Somebody done won!
This week we had two winners. Bob won a brand new sexy hot dog sled for posting on our Facebook page. Then our second winner, thanks to Cory Lawrence, donated his winnings from last week and so Marc with Fresh4U hot dogs won a set of chip clips.
We had no winner for the entry to win a brand new hot dog cart. The Twitter option will be available again next week so be sure to tune in.
We discussed marketing with Twitter and how cheap (free) and effective that is and what a difference it can make as you are building loyal customers for your hot dog vending business.
Pam calls in
10 weeks in the business and her cup runneth over. Hot dog vendor, Pam M. calls in to ask for some advice and shares her horror story of the past week. Jason goes one way, I go another and Pam gets some much needed reassurance. Thanks for the call Pam! Who is Pam?
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