I was speaking with an food cart owner recently who asked me if I knew of a good lawyer who could go over a lease agreement. These types of questions come up regularly when I visit with established owner along with questions about growth, accounting, sourcing and managing employees. Many successful owners figured out how to launch and be successful, but what’s next?
The Roam Mobile Food Conference on September 14 here in Portland has a full day schedule featuring experts in mobile vending from around the country. Topics include accounting and law for a mobile food business, how to work with your community, growing a business, strategies for success, branding and PR, best practices with social media and sustainable and green practices. There will also be a moderated session with representatives from around the country on how to engage your local government to advocate for street food. I think one of the best parts of the conference will be to network and interact with fellow mobile vendors who are asking the same questions and someone at the conference will have the answer.
Featured speakers include Bert Gall, Senior Attorney for Institute for Justice; Matthew Geller, CEO, SoCal Mobile Food Vendor’s Association; Laci J Texter, Community Manager, NYC Food Truck Association; Christian J Murcia, CEO, Curbside Bites; Matt Breslow, The Grilled Cheese Grill; Jan Walker, Inform Restaurant Accounting and more.