If you have a flair for creative beverages, you love to bartend and you fancy traveling around the country to different events, becoming a mobile bar owner is a great idea for you. You can bring a long a few family members or friends and open a mobile bar. Read on to get ideas o how you can open up a mobile bar.
Experiment with all the classic cocktails. This might mean that you will end up trying a lot of cocktail at the weekend but you wouldn’t mind having a few tipples in the name of science.
It is important that you work on your technique and beverage design to make the drinks look great while being served, and also be sure to play around with non alcoholic cocktails for those who don’t drink.
To be allowed to sell alcohol to people on the road, you will need to obtain a permit of some kind from the relevant authority. You can apply for permit from the alcoholic beverage commission to be allowed to sell your drinks. You will also need to take a training course in drinks and bar tending.
Once you have attained the alcohol license, you need to be licensed to sell. Ensure that you obtain a permit from your state which allows you to function as a business on the road. You will require a company name, identification number and tax permit.
Strategize Your Business
Once you have got all the legal stuff out of the way, you need to start looking into where you want to market, the type of drinks on your specials menu, and how much you will charge for each drink. Come up with a list of all the cocktails you can make and look to other similar companies as inspiration when you set your prices. It is important that you arrange for occasions to attend and buy enough stock for the day’s sale.
Make sure that you have decided on how you wish to be paid. The easiest way would be to simply take cash into a till at all events.
But today many people prefer to carry around a card with them so it would be best if you have a card machine or reader to scan cards and take payments instead.
Being an operating business now means that you will be carrying your business assets including equipment, drinks, and workers. So as to ensure your safety in the road and that you are protected against damages or loss, you need a business insurance. This will cost you a few hundred dollars each year, but in the long run, it will save you thousands of dollars if anything ever happens.
The the only way you can get noticed and make sure that you are the most preferred at an event is to find event planners and make friends with them. You give them information on the services you offer, give them a sample they can try and make sure that you are open and friendly at al times.