The business is both financially scalable and operationally scalable. Snow cone trailers are easy to run and with small amounts of supervision, you can hire high school kids to 90% of the work. A couple of dependable employees an entrepreneur can run multiple locations with the same effort as one. The owner must be sure to handle making and delivering ice, mixing and delivering syrup as well as handling the money. The owner should collect deposits and make payroll. These jobs are as easy to do for one location as several. When an owner already has to make ice and mix syrup it doesn’t take much additional time to do this for several stands.
No doubt that in the kid friendly restaurant you and your children will feel much more comfortable than in the adult-oriented restaurant. You can fitness evolution chairs and nappies changing tables at the WC in this restaurant. Non-smoking environment is very important. If you are going to take a carriage with you, then you should make sure whether it is possible to get inside with it.
However, some other markets may favor differently. I look for markets like Latin America, Russia and the middle East to continue gaining momentum. But, I think the European markets may slow, as well as China. Investors will be more cautious due to the recent toy recalls from China in 2007.
Toiletries – If you are stopping at a hotel even once or twice, don’t bother carrying your own shampoo, soap, or toothpaste from home. Hotels throw away the little bottles of toiletries even if you don’t use them, so take them! If you have to take your own supplies from home, measure them into smaller containers. Put those into plastic zip-lock bags in case of leakage. Do not overfill the small containers – contents may expand in the heat.
Small and large movie theatres quite frequency have some kind of sweepstakes. So many times you can sign up for a ‘points’ card — and get a couple free tickets at the same time. And then on top of that — enter the sweepstakes to win MORE tickets! So definitely a win-win situation!
Annual herbs include oregano, basil and dill. Some popular perennial herbs are rosemary, thyme, chives, mint and parsley. All of these herb varieties add fresh flavors to your cooking.
Even though you may not want your very own snow cone empire, the point above can apply in a different way. This business model allows you to operate it in addition to your regular job. If you work a normal 40 hr/week job as many do, then this may be a great part-time project. Once your stand is up and running it shouldn’t too difficult to hire kids to work during the day and then you can handle the other work at night. My most recent snow cone stand had high school kids work during the day and weekends, and i split the profits with a friend for him to make ice and syrup, pay the rent and payroll, and make deposits. I was running this business putting in less than 5 hours per week.