Hi there Ben. Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Thanks for the letter.
In the 30 days since receiving my cart, I have still not sold a hotdog yet. That does not mean I have been sitting on my hands, as there is much to do.
There are some time consuming lessons I have learned about the greater Las Vegas area HDV business:
1. Health Permit-3 weeks after making your appointment for approval of the cart equipment. Of course you need a letter of authorization from the owner of the location where you will sell.
2, The Business licenses (County and City) application processes take over 30 days to complete, after submission. I am in this waiting period now.
I will tell you that the BS people are subjected to, gives me the feeling they really don't want new businesses around here. I have complied, and am more determined than ever. The startup costs have now reached close to $9,000.
The other day, I needed some inspiration. So, I picked up your book and started reading it again. I have decided that waiting, and being patient are not my strong suits. Despite all that, I have committed myself to developing marketing skills, and getting in front of people that can help me. Finding good sites (that are legal) to work is one of the primary keys to success. Your book has helped me to look in new places to find those sites.
Lastly, I have found that if someone tells me NO, what they mean is I have not said the right things, or they just need more schooling. Either way, I will get what I need to be successful. I am committed to staying motivated, and focused, even if it is 115 degrees outside. This too, shall pass.
ps. You have my permission to use my letter, or parts thereof to encourage others. Best wishes