Would you consider yourself to be a dreamer but not really a person who goes after those dreams? Have you been sitting up at night and wondering why you haven’t gotten your catering business up and running yet? Well, the answer is actually quite simple: you’re scared. Fear keeps people from reaching for the things that they wish to achieve. People are afraid of failing and they’re afraid of not being good enough. If you’re one of those people who has plenty of dreams but not nearly enough action, it’s time for you to put an end to that vicious cycle. If you’ve been dreaming of starting your own catering business, it’s time to get it started. So keep reading to find out how!
Make an Inventory
The first thing you need to do is sit down and think about everything you need to do to take your catering business out of your dreams and into reality. This includes figuring out all of the equipment that you’ll need to purchase. There are websites that you can use to find online catering equipment at a lower cost than you would see if you went to the store so make sure to do your research before making any large purchases.
Narrow Down Your Specialty
To find your specialty, think about what your favourite things are to cook. Then do some research to find out if there’s room for your company in that market. You don’t want to be one of a hundred catering companies that specialise in Italian food so make sure that you enter into a niche that needs more representation.
Make Some Friends
One of the most important parts of growing your business is reaching out to vendors to see what they have to offer. Being prepared is essential to any business so knowing where you can get your supplies ahead of time is key. You can also speak to other caterers to see if they have recommendations!
Come up with a Plan
If you’re going to need a loan, and even if don’t need one, you’re going to have to come up with a business plan. Figure out how much money you’re going to need to start up your business, how you’re going to find clientele, and how long it will be until you expect to start making money. Then set yourself some goals. Start at one month, then six months, and then write down where you’d like to see your business a year from now.
It’s time to stop thinking about all of the things that you want in life and it’s time to make them happen. There’s nothing stopping you from getting things done, except for yourself, so what are you waiting for?