Open a Mobile Bar
If you love creative beverages and bartending, and if you fancy traveling around the country for different events, it might be a good idea if you become a bar owner. You can bring along a few family members or friends and open up a mobile bar. Read on to get ideas o how you can open up a mobile bar.
Experiment with all the classic cocktails. It might mean that you will end up trying a lot of cocktail at the weekend, but am sure you won’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 be required to undergo training on drinks and bar tending.
Get a Business Permit
Once you have acquired the license to sell alcohol, you need to be licensed to sell at all. 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.
Come with a Business Strategy
Once you have all the legal staff under check, you will then need to start looking into where you want to sell, what drinks to include on your special menu, and how much you will charge for each drink. Make a list of all the cocktails you can make and get inspiration from other businesses when setting your prices. Ensure that you arrange events to attend and but in enough stock of alcohol for a day’s work.
Make a decision on how you wish to be paid. The easiest way would be to simply take cash into a till at all events.
But with many people using cards these days, it would be better if you had a card machine or reader to scan cards and take payment in that way 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 best way to get noticed and make sure that you are the pick of the draw for events 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.