Food trucks give aspiring restaurant owners a low-risk way to test the waters
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Can't find a summer job as a student? Then start a business.
The $2,000 prize helped them launch Moovers and Shakers. Their business brings together one of the hot new trends in small business, food carts and mobile food trucks, with good old fashioned soda fountain.
The beauty of food carts and mobile food trucks is the low start-up cost, as seen in this profile on the food cart boom in Portland, Oregon from Business on Main. For just a few thousand dollars aspiring restaurant entrepreneurs are able to break into the food service industry.
But even with the ease of entry, there are always a few bumps in the road for any new start-up.