As a newbie. I too felt a little out of my element. I think any professional that has had their own business believes it’s important to look professional and like you know what you’re doing. After 1 month I am real comfortable and feel like a seasoned professional. Of course that’s not true as I continue to ask very basic questions of my fellow doggers. But after about a week you will roll up to a location and think you belong. I bet you’re past success in business will help you build a great business. Best of luck and keep us informed along the way.
Good Luck on your adventure,im going thur the maze of Fla’s lic BS too,thanks for the incourgement, anything you put your heart and soul in to has to work out. Good Luck keep Cool.
GGGGEEEZZZZZZZZ I thought we were going to have our first Gay cart experience, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Great story, and I’m sure you did learn a lot on your maiden voyage. Good luck with your new career……………….BillyB
Weinerman with a capital “W” lol. Glad you made in out of the closet. Good to see that you made it through the “hurdles” that Florida seems to put up. May nothing but good business come your way. In no time you will be a pro. Practice, practice, practice. DD
Buck & Vi’s
congrats fellow floridian! we to are retired and doing the hot dogger thing. good luck. buck
congratulations, great success to you. By the way having many years experience at being over 50, I have come to the conclusion that “over qualified” is just polite term for geezer.
As you’ve found out, starting a hot dog cart is a helluva lot harder than buying a cart, some dogs and buns and selling them on any streetcorner! You probably also figured out you aren’t going to get filthy rich working 4 hours a day (or whatever they promise you on those websites) – but hot dogging can be a great way to earn some money and be your own boss.
Ok here’s my confession: I’ve spent the past couple of months lurking around, gleaning as much information, trying out some suggestions, bouncing different ideas off my wife offered from you pros….. all the while inching my way through the maze of Florida licensing.
Before coming out of the closet, I do want to thank all of you professional people for willingly offer up great, no prolific advice, knowledge, suggestions, and encouragement. Although obviously not meant for me, I’m grateful, and hope one day to make a contribution equal to what I received.
Life before Weiner World was wonderful….I was damn near able to do what ever I wanted, son took over the business, told me to get lost, and so I did. Actually, on paper I had reached that number that has a particular “aire” about it…..It’s bad enough someone woke me from my dream, but then they told me I was broke! I am a building contractor in Florida. That being said, and having my last contract in 2007 my wife suggested I look for work. It’s amazing that a 56 year old guy is over qualified for so many things… I didn’t know I was so well versed, but when this college drop out applied for a position that required a degree in engineering and I was told that I was Overqualified….Anyway, I came home with my cart……………….
My wife thought I was nuts. I found this board, my wife still though I was nuts. As I gave her “professional” information, she started thinking about it…then embraced and then became proactive…and supportive in the endeavor.
Today, I became the Weinerman, a professional cart operator. As I’ve bored y’all enough, I won’t go into the juicy details of the opening weekend, but will say I was glad I chose a location that provided me more on the job training than big bucks….Needless to say, I laughed at myself a lot!
I’m out of the closet, I love it….I am the Weinerman.
“Out of the closet”
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