Legal tips for starting a food truck business

If you are thinking about starting a food truck business, there is going to be a lot you need to learn before you can open the window. We are not talking about what food and beverages to serve. We mean looking at the laws and regulations in your chosen location.

There is no doubt that there are a lot of advantages to having a food truck business. From being able to move around to lowering your bills and outgoings, if you work hard, it can be a very profitable business. But, let’s start by looking at some legal tips that are going to help your new venture take off.


Val Watson

Val Watson


Topsham means business this weekend

This weekend people can enjoy a glimpse of what makes a buzzing local town tick as a host of entrepreneurs and artisans take part in the first-ever Topsham Business Fair.

It’s not just an exhibition - visitors can see examples of what the local businesses make and the services they provide, and they can sample food and drink, or even work off those summer holiday pounds by taking part in free Zumba and Bootcamp try-out sessions.

There will be over 20 local businesses on show (full list below) and all are Business Supporters of Love Topsham, the community interest company...

Excellent customer service for restaurants

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sat, 09/25/2021 - 12:56pm

Excellent customer service is fundamental to business success. In a restaurant business, customer service refers to the advice and assistance you provide to your diners.

Customer service vastly impacts existing and potential customers. If you provide excellent customer service, you can create loyal customers who are willing to refer your restaurant to their colleagues, friends, and family. So, it’s no surprise why most restaurant owners take advantage of restaurant loyalty program ideas .

Read here more about restaurant loyalty platforms to help you get started....

How to work efficiently from home

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:11pm

The pandemic has, of course, massively increased the number of people working from home. And this is a trend that seems likely to continue long after the pandemic has been brought under control. Some remarkable statistics out of Switzerland, to take just one of many examples, have shown that the number of people working from home in that country has doubled due to the pandemic. Yet it would be wrong to simply assume that this is an effect of coronavirus alone. Difficult as it sometimes is to recall the world before the pandemic, remote working has actually been on the rise for years, and...

Tilia Homes strengthens its team with new senior land manager appointment

Tilia Homes Western, based in Exeter, Devon, has strengthened its land and planning team with the appointment of Senior Land Manager, Simon Gitsham.

After graduating from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Valuation and Estate Management, Simon subsequently qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2007. For a large part of his career, he has been based in the south west primarily dealing with the sale and valuation of development land at a large firm of chartered surveyors. Simon’s journey into housebuilding began at a Housing Association, where he was involved in the...

Improve your appointment setting process with multi-channel marketing

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 09/23/2021 - 4:43pm

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How to onboard a new employee

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:43pm

Being a newbie is exciting but being integrated into the operating system is another side of the story. It is a glaring reality that both the company and as well as the “newbie” are struggling with how to fit into the system.

It may be considered a challenge for the company to have a new employee be integrated into the system and for them to absorb the culture of the company. A newbie cannot just be left behind and have him, or she goes with the flow in the system. Having a fresh talent or “employee” has an intertwined responsibility of harnessing the newbie’s potential for them...

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5 ways to enhance the office with digital signage

Authored by JamieMcKaye
Posted: Thu, 09/23/2021 - 8:36am

As covid-19 restrictions continue to ease over time, many organisations are starting to encourage their employees to return to the office this September. Placing digital screens and dashboards in lobbies and receptions can be a great way to brighten up your office in time for their return since they are the initial thing visitors and employees see. Whether you plan to adopt a hybrid working style or heading back to the office full-time, check out our top 5 ways to enhance your office with digital signage to allure your team back to the office.

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Top 4 reasons not to buy a crane

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 09/23/2021 - 6:32am

A s a small business owner of a building and construction company, you might be weighing up the benefits of buying your own crane. Having access to lifting equipment can be convenient for a growing business, and not having to source a crane for every project can save time and boost productivity. However, no two projects are the same. Unless you have the capital to purchase different types of equipment, you may find yourself lacking in resources. Not to mention, upkeep can be timely and you will need specially trained personnel to help you operate the equipment. Here are a few reasons you...

Exeter Aerospace industry fights back with WEAF’s new Expo

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:48am

The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), a membership trade organisation that is passionate about all aspects of aerospace and defence, has announced the South West’s first major Aerospace and Advanced Engineering networking event, post the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. The event will take place on the 7th of October 2021 at Westland Centre, Yeovil and invites as many Exeter based aerospace companies as possible to attend.

The SW Aerotech Expo will bring together keynote speakers, exhibitors, and visitors from across the aerospace and advanced engineering sectors, and its...

Exeter apprentice starts new learning journey with Amazon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 10:33pm

An apprentice who works at Amazon’s delivery station in Exeter is taking the first step on the path to higher education and new experiences after joining the Amazon Apprenticeship programme.

Amazon is creating 1,000 full-time apprenticeships in the UK this year. The apprenticeships cover 25 different programmes ranging from IT, safety technician and HR through to software engineering and creative digital design. Roles include 100 degree-level apprenticeships and more than 500 apprenticeships for Amazon employees, providing an opportunity to retrain and gain new skills


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