MOBILE RETAIL & FOOD TRUCK EXPO

Starting a mobile food business can be fun to run, but it’s no easy task. Some of the most successful owners report 60-hour work weeks. The rewards, however, can be great – from media attention and social media fans that swarm when you arrive, to the satisfaction that you’re providing a decent meal to the hungry.  However it is still a daunting task figuring out if this is a good business fit.

This Mobile Retail & Food Truck Expo will take the guess work out of how to start this business successfully.  From getting your Truck to licensing, financing, labor, health, marketing, menu development and yes the all important social media and much more.  VSEDC will provide you with practical, current information and resources.  And it is all free!

MAIN STAGE PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Making Your Business Mobile
  • Formal Culinary Training Building your Mobile Retail,
  • Food Truck or Cart
  • Vehicle Inspection & Planning
  • Financing your Mobile Retail Business or Food Truck/Cart
  • Marketing for Mobile Retail and Food Truck Vendors Business
  • Planning for Mobile Retail and Food Truck Vendors
  • Social Media and Marketing Tips for your Mobile Business

EXPO INCLUDES:

•ACTUAL TRUCK AND CART STYLES & ONE-ON-ONE TALKS WITH MANUFACTURER
•CHAT WITH KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD
•TALK DIRECTLY WITH BANKS AND FIND FINANCING OPTIONS
•GET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH PERMITS AND LICENSING
•SPEAK WITH MARKETING ASSISTANCE/BRANDING EXPERTS INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA
•LEARN HOW TO DO A BUSINESS PLAN
•TEST POS AND CASH SYSTEMS AND MORE…

SAT., AUGUST 13, 2016 8:30am – 1:00pm
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd., LA, CA 90015
Exact location: South Campus Quad/South Tent @23rd Street and Grand

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Come and learn everything about the Mobile and Food Truck Business

Development
Design
Marketing

About Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)

Main Office: 1130 W. Slauson Avenue. Los Angeles, CA  90044.  – The Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is a community-based non-profit organization located in South Los Angeles. Established in 1979 as a citizen advisory committee by Mayor Tom Bradley in response to the South LA community’s concern regarding the closing of a Sears Department Store, the organization began operations in 1981.

Since inception, VSEDC has brought innumerable benefits to the community and has grown from a small grassroots neighborhood organization to a well-known and highly regarded community institution with a proven track record of success. VSEDC has mobilized dollars from the private sector and all levels of government to lead the revitalization of the Vermont Slauson community. Furthermore, VSEDC has good working relationships with entities such as the City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, Community Development Department, and the Mayor’s Office.

About Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)

VSEDC is governed by an active Board of Directors comprised of area residents, community leaders, local merchants and real estate development professionals. Through an on-going strategic planning process with Board members and staff, VSEDC is able to respond quickly to socioeconomic changes and the needs of its community members

VSEDC has produced more than $60 million in physical development projects and created/retained more than 3,000 jobs in the South Los Angeles community. Projects have included:

  • Western Slauson Business Center: 18,000 sq. feet
  • Business Enterprise Center: 10,000 sq. feet
  • Vermont Slauson Retail Center: 57,000 sq. feet
  • Vermont Slauson Shopping Center: 175,000 sq. feet
  • Central/Florence Avenue Villas
  • Housing Rehabilitation: single family and apartments
  • NSP2 HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program: development of 200 residential units
  • Business development programs for the retail industry, furniture industry, small start-ups and existing businesses

VSEDC has a highly educated, motivated and committed staff that works to achieve the agency’s mission. Staff is strong in the areas of effective program planning, project development and implementation and delivery of technical assistance.  Administratively, the staff maintains strong administrative and project budgeting skills.

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