Carpentry To Mobile Catering, What Are My Chances?


I have been self-employed for over 30 years; but would dearly love to get out of the building trade.

I am in a position to buy a catering trailer/van and reading your story & q+as has given me the confidence i was lacking.

One of my main reasons for wanting this type of business is to give my 23 yr old son a chance to get on in life as he has aspergers syndrome which has meant many doors are closed for him (don’t believe there’s no discrimination)

The problem i see is that most catering units will only support one wage; do you know of any gov help there might be,(he is registered disabled)

I am not expecting to earn as much money as i would as a carpenter

At this stage in my life i don’t have the same commitments so running a business that i know i would enjoy (especially working alongside my son is far more important i am not afraid of hard work ,35 yrs in all weathers on site toughens you up!

Sorry for rambling on so, anyway thanks for such a great site...........richard

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Jun 07, 2009
A Catering Business Can Generate Anything From £500-£1000 a Day
by: Anonymous

Hi Richard,

I really admire your courage to venture into something new and at the same time wanting to help your son out.

I believe that you really won?t have any problems adapting to your new career choice as long as you?re motivated and passionate.

And if I can do it you certainly can

As far as help goes, I?m not sure if you will get any financial help but do look into it.See this page for grants and see if it's any help to you.

As with earning a full time wage for one person this is usually the norm, but depending on where you trade, your location, your prices and your service.

A well positioned catering business can generate anything from £500-£1000 a day so it's defiantly possible to support 2 peoples wages.

As with staring any new business it will be daunting, but well worth it when you have achieved something that you want to do for a long time.

You could always rent a trailer and try catering on the weekends to see if it's for you.
Wishing you the best of luck

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