Anyone can start an Ice Cream Truck Business. It's the greatest business in the world because everyone or almost everyone loves ice cream. It's interesting how much of it is consumed on a daily basis. Statistics show that it is sold the most during the summer months due to the warm and hot weather. It's an American phenomenon.
Most people don't think about ice cream when they try to think of a great job that could also make them a lot of money, and that's the way many ice cream truck operators who are making major cash hand over fist want to keep it. This type of business might not be the biggest business in the world compared to Microsoft, but it's a LOT bigger than most people think, and there's plenty of money to be had. Just think of how many times you've heard the music that makes your kids ask you for a couple of dollars while they are half running out the door to catch the magical truck that delivers ice cream directly to their house.
I love this summertime business, or better yet, if you live in a state like Florida, it's a full time business. It's the kind of business that you can run yourself with just one truck or you can buy several vehicles and hire college kids to drive and sell for you. In fact, if you have lost your job and are starting over today from scratch, and with just a little bit of money in your pocket, you can easily set up your own ice cream truck in a snap. It is better and easier than owning a full sized shop. In a shop you have many more overhead expenses like, rent, electric, heat, water, gas. And believe me; the electricity is exorbitant due to the fact that you have to keep the cases at a particular cool temperature.
Honestly, you can make money the very first day you're in business. I've never opened one of these ice cream trucks anywhere that didn't make sales the very first day I was opened. And I bet you can make back, 100% of your investment in less than 30 days. I've made it back in as little as a week in some locations.
There are a number of things you must consider when opening America's favorite food business just like any small business, but it is far less complicated because it's really only about a truck and what type of products you're going to sell. Oh, and don't forget that you can sell Candy on the truck also. Imagine how much you'll make off of frozen Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers bars. Just don't eat the profits!
There are also many different vehicle options to choose from. If you have a van already, that's great or you can pick up a used ice cream truck for very little money. I've even seen some vendors buy the old mini-school buses at auction or directly from the school districts and convert them.
This business can be started on a shoe string budget. Imagine, in this day and age, a recession proof business that will bring you a very nice first or second income. If I have sparked your interest or if you've been thinking about starting an ice cream truck business, then don't hesitate and learn as much as you can and get started before the summer. Springtime is the perfect time to get your plan in place and start your ice cream business.