what i meant by traffic is foot traffic
In my city, foot traffic i everything. I would think it would be hard with strictly vehicle traffic with nowhere for them to stop and pullover
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Just because there is high traffic does not make it a good location. You need easy in/out from both directions. You need traffic that travels 25 to 30 mph. You need a long sight.. in other words, they need to be able to see you far enough down the road to be able to swing into your location.
Best form of marketing you can do is be there every single day. If you are flaky as in here one day not the next etc, not good. Humans are habitual and in my experiences the more you are there and gain your regulars trust, the more business will grow. Id try it out for a month straight before you get any kind of clue of whats happening there ie potential,traffic etc.
I started out here 2 years ago not knowing a thing, and in 2 years ive grown my business to 4 carts/locations all in the downtown of a big city and a great feature on NBC at the height of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics…..you’ll do fine you just have to grind it out and stay positive.
And the most important thing : SET GOALS!
Where is the location? Whats the traffic like? Surriounding businesses? Residential? Schools?
I am scouting out locations and have found a location I think might work. My area does not offer many locations with good foot traffic so I am looking into a site with easy on and off the road, very visible from all directions. I will probably have some signs made up such as “Hot Dogs 500 feet on right” etc.
So my question is. How long do you stay at a location before you decide a better location might be better? Would you try some simple marketing before deciding to move. Such as dropping some menues and flyers off at local businesses etc.
I never had foot traffic. They always drove up. Good parking lot, big parking lot and a place they all need.
Between a bank and Liquor Store.
This was the location I worked M-W-F. Liquor store owner asked me to be there. Put him off for three months thinking it would not work. Best location I ever had.
Reading back thru this guess I did not answer your question. Each place and town is different. Don’t set-up and expect the people to over take you in the first weeks. It takes time to develop a spot. My spot took me about 6 mos to find and was the third spot I tried.
I worked two spots. One M-W-F and another town T-R.
I would love to have a location with great foot traffic. Unfortunately, the closest areas for that are about an hour away. I would like my operation to be close by.
How long at a location?
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