How to start a mobile juice bar

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How to start a mobile juice bar
Jump on the juice bandwagon and turn a tasty profit. (triloks/iStock/Getty Images)

Busy people looking for a way to increase their fruit and vegetable count are turning to nutrient-packed juices and smoothies to supplement their diet. This is great news for entrepreneurs looking to jump on this increasingly popular trend. Starting a mobile juice bar could prove extremely lucrative, due to its low overhead costs and start-up fees.

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Things you need

  • Liability insurance
  • Van or cart
  • Blenders
  • Street trading licence
  • Food safety certificate

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  1. 1

    Find a prime location for your mobile juice bar. Ain for high visibility and convenient access. Prime locations for a cart or kiosk include shopping centres, offices, hospitals, hotels, colleges, athletic clubs, government buildings, airports, supermarkets and large department stores. You may also set up a juice van outside community centres, tourist attractions, beaches or shopping centres. Write a business plan identifying how much traffic you expect to bring in. Present this to owners and property managers when selling your mobile juice bar idea.

  2. 2

    Create a clever name for your juice bar. Then register your business with your local council (you'll need food safety certificates and a street trading licence) and HM Revenue and Customers. Your van will also need to meet health regulations.

  3. 3

    Familiarise yourself with popular supplements, anti-oxidants and popular fruits and vegetables. Research which combinations of fruits can provide appealing health benefits such as anti-ageing or memory enhancement. Experiment at home making juices and smoothies and get friends and family try them out.

  4. 4

    Buy your van or cart and supplies. Visit local farmers to source organic or all-natural fruits. Buy juicers, blenders, refrigeration, sinks, jugs, branded cups and napkins, a menu board and signage for your cart or van. Get your cash till, receipt paper and accounting tools by signing up for a business account, which will allow you to accept credit and debit cards.

  5. 5

    Advertise your mobile juice bar at health clubs and colleges. Join your local Chamber of Commerce and network with other businesses, such as hotels.

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