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Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« on: July 16, 2011, 05:42:05 PM »
Square lets you take credit cards.
They've got an app for both iPhone and Android - nothing for Blackberry, though.

https://squareup.com/


Seriously considering this when I'm finally able to get my ball rolling...


Pay Anywhere is their competitor. They also have iPhone and Android capability. Blackberry is coming soon.
http://www.payanywhere.com/

« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 05:44:50 PM by Ronzo »
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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 10:08:55 PM »
Cash Is KING Ron  ;D, How is that ball rolling ?
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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 10:43:56 AM »
Cash Is KING Ron  ;D, How is that ball rolling ?
John

Permits... cost... money... that I don't have right now. :(

I agree, cash is king, but personally, I rarely carry cash on me. That's why I was looking at payment methods like this. There are a lot of folks out there like me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 11:52:52 AM »
Understood! I am still not planning events or per piece/slice or pie sales. Maybe down the road. I like to know what I need and bring it. The leftovers are paid for too ! the catering lump sum pay me when I'm done  (and dont forget the gratutity  :-D ) is my niche for now. I am legal though. Thats important.  Food handlers course, refrig. insurance...
keep pushign and get it going its  alot of fun!
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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 01:14:40 PM »
The catering thing is where I want to end up. I can pick my hours - instead of being at a restaurant 24/7, and don't have to find someone to trust to run a restaurant.

I've got the food handler's certificate already. That was cheap. $10.

I'd love to eventually get a mobile WFO on a trailer.... many years off, though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 01:39:32 PM »
Bergen County NJ Food Handlers course was 3  1/2 Days $275.00 !! probably $25 for the instructor  per student more than paid her salary and $250 waste , pools in someones backyard, expense account, Government rules!
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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 05:08:13 PM »
Government rules!
Unfortunately...

regulations are designed to make the government money and thwart start-ups.

The state food handler's thing is the cheapest thing about this... so I got it out of the way. The rest of the permits... not so cheap. I swear governments hate small businesses.
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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 09:07:52 PM »
Ron,
Wish you the best of luck and hope everything falls into place for you.I cannot imagine what you need to pay off and get done to get where your goals are.Just wanted to show some support.
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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 09:38:53 PM »
Wow, that is crazy! So i also was thinking about trying to run a catering business. what are a lot of those crazy requirements? Do i need my own commecBTW that is funny about government hating small businesses, i was just talking about that with my friend today and when i say funny, i mean not funny...

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Re: Payment option for a mobile pizza vendor
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 10:01:14 PM »
the pizza catering biz route may be the cheapest. aside from a state biz license ($100) and liability insurance ($500 annual), you really just need your equipment. and a killer pie recipe. I was once told that if you are preparing everything on site at a private home, the client's, you don't need a commercial kitchen.


 

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