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The Mobile Economy Podcast
We invite all food/service truck owners, operators, foodies, entrepreneurs, progressive thinkers, or analysts to subscribe. With weekly episodes posted on Wednesdays, we plan to discuss hot topics in the mobile service and food truck industry to help you make sense of all this change.  Help take back your weekend and get things done where you work. From food trucks, to Mobile Car Wash and Oil Change, to medical services like Mobile Chiropractic Clinic, to repair shops like bicycles or golf clubs, the possibilities for mobile services are endless! This is the new Mobile Economy and we are here to open it up to the world. Check out our episodes below or listen on Spotify, Apple, Stitcher, Breaker, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, and Overcast.
 

The Mobile Economy #20 (Steadfast Durham)

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:30:49 GMT

On today's podcast we are able to talk with Tom Ferguson, the CEO of Rise. Having been through the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Tom has decided that in order to survive today as a small business owner you need to keep fighting. This is where the idea of Steadfast Durham came about. Tom is currently looking for 3 other chefs or owners to run the operation in order to make it through these tough financial times.  


We hope you enjoy this episode and if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to us at vendersupport@moblz.com or on social media below!

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The Mobile Economy #19 (Covid-19)

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:33:24 GMT

We recorded this episode yesterday and already a few things have changed for us down here in North Carolina. All restaurants and bars after 5 pm on 3/17/2020 will be closed unless they have takeout or delivery options. 

Besides that one change we still believe that food trucks are the safest food option. A majority of the food trucks in our area are delivering or having curbside pick up options for different customers. As it stands we only see Covid-19 getting worse but hopefully some light at the end of the tunnel will be visible.

We would live to hear from you and how you are fairing during this time especially if you are a food truck owner or operator.

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The Mobile Economy #18 (Safety First)

Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:00:00 GMT

If you have listened to this podcast before you know we love talking about safety. Well this week we are back at it again discussing how you can keep your truck and employees out of harms way. Small changes to your mobile business can be the difference between your business being broken into or not. In most cases adding security measures can also decrease your insurance monthly cost. We would really like to hear from you and what you use to protect your truck both during the operational day and while it's parked. We look forward to hearing from you on social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Or email us at vendorsupport@moblz.com


The Mobile Economy #17 (Winterize)

Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:00:00 GMT

With a suspected snow storm on the horizon here in North Carolina we need to cover what systems you should have in place to assure your saftey in not only the snow, but also just the cold. In this episode we discuss the best practices with things like tires, saftey kits, and tips to try and draw more people out to your trucks. Overall, if we do wind up getting a bit of snow we hope that you all stay safe! If we missed any snow/winter tips that you think are extremely important please let us know!

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The Mobile Economy #16 (Starting a Podcast)

Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 17:07:37 GMT

Throughout the past few months we have been receiving questions about where and how you should start a podcast. In the beginning, it can be tough, but with ample planning and minimal investment you can be up and releasing your weekly podcasts in no time. Here at MOBLZ we have a very low budget podcast setup due to the fact that we are not aiming to make money from our episodes. Depending on what aim you want to take, you can spend thousands of dollars or you can spend no dollars. At the very least, if there is a topic that you are passionate about you should consider recording a podcast about it. Especially if there are no other podcasts like it. We would love to help you out so if you have any questions please let us know!

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The Mobile Economy #15 (Valentine's Day Events)

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Now that the holidays and New Years are over it's time to focus on Valentine's Day! As a property manager there are plenty of ways to engage your tenants during this unique holiday. One thing that will make it stand out from the rest is by hosting a Food Truck Valentine's Day event. Invite small businesses as vendors, bring in Chocolate wizzards, and even a florist that can supply your love with a bouquet to last. 

We would love to hear about your event ideas or about some events you have hosted in the past! What has worked? What hasn't? This way we can continue to share with you different ideas for your properties and how we can build this Mobile Economy! 

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The Mobile Economy #14 (New Year's)

Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT

Happy New Year's to all of our listeners! We hope you had a fantastic celebration last night to welcome in the new year. 2020 is finally here and we are ready for what it holds for our community. Service and Food trucks are on the rise and we are here to help you fulfil your dreams. We no longer need to be tied down by the brick and mortar locations instead we can feed and service everyone in our sights!

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The Mobile Economy #13 (Propane Saftey)

Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:00:00 GMT

As a community we need to strive to keep everyone safe and sound when it comes to propane. With the harsh weather conditions we don't need the added stress of gas saftey coupled with the snow and ice head aches. Food trucks are our lives, they are our passion, and they are a gift! Please stay safe out there to make sure we get to enjoy your food year round and for as long as we desire. 

On a seperate note! Moblz is expanding rapidly! With this expansion we have released our new app. Please head to your respective app store and search for MOBLZ to download. As always connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We love hearing from each and every one of you to discuss our mutual passions.

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The Mobile Economy #12 (NC State Fair Food)

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

It's that time of the year where the grease is in the air, the fryers are boiling up, and we are ready to submerge ourselves into the state fair! Life is too short and the fair food is too yummy to resist the temptations. There are some none fried options that we defiantly recommend you give a try. Who knows when they may be available again. I personally love seeing what the food trucks create for the fair because I get to see their creativity at its finest. We apologize if you are not in the area to come to the North Carolina state fair. You could always stop on by and give it a try. If you do make sure to reach out to us! 

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The Mobile Economy #11 (POS Systems)

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

As Square changes their transaction fees are they still the best for food truck operators? We are working towards integrating online ordering with our MOBLZ app and we are finding out who uses what POS system for their trucks. In our research, we found 6 that came up often as some of the best for mobile vendors. Some of those include Square, Toast, and ShopKeep. Who do you use and why?   If you have any feedback or want to be on the program: podcast [at] moblz.com is how to reach us. 

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The Mobile Economy #10 (Importance of Research)

Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:00:00 GMT

This week we sit down with Becky Hanner, the owner of Hanner Commercial Assets and property manager with over 30 years of experience. Depending on whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or property owner/manager both Becky and Eric discuss different hot tips for where the mobile market is heading. Importantly, we discuss what you need in order to keep your properties/businesses safe from legal issues as well as how you should plan for your business. We are experiencing a vast growth in the mobile amenities so we can only expect that more regulation will follow. These regulations and procedures will not stop us from taking back out weekend though.

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The Mobile Economy #9 (La Deliciosa)

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT

First off we apologize for the bad audio quality throughout this week’s episode and hopefully next week we will have it all squared away. This week we have a chat with Leo the owner and operator of La Deliciosa a local Mexican desert truck. We go over the struggles of being a young and relatively new entrepreneur and some advice to make your dreams come true. What do you thing Leo’s favorite food is? Well he tells us in the episode and I cannot give any hints.

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The Mobile Economy Episode #8 (Truck Naming)

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Food and service truck names can stand out. It's all about getting out there and creating a memorable name that shows who you are and what you serve. We went through and found our favorite food truck names to have a little more relaxed of an episode. We also have a few mobile service ideas that you can take and run with. If you are ready to shift into the mobile economy. We encourage everyone to share this episode with friends and family to prepare everyone for the future of a mobile world. Who knows you may know someone who is considering owning a food truck or starting a mobile service business and this podcast could help them make that transition. Also, many people wish they had more time in the day but with the mobile economy time can be gained through new mobile services  coming to your area outline in this podcast.

Next week we will be meeting with Leo from La Delicisoa to gain some insider knowledge from his business on wheels and how he has been transitioning from a brick and mortar location to a mobile truck!


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The Mobile Economy Episode #7

Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT

A few weeks ago in our weekly newsletter we gave our list for the top food truck markets in the United States. This list created a lot of buzz from our email subscribers so we knew to share it with you all and discuss our thoughts behind the rankings. For those of you in the States considering markets for service/food trucks, this will be extremely helpful in deciding where to begin. Even if you aren't considering operation or ownership of a mobile business, this can help you find the best places to be in order to take advantage of these services. Next Wednesday, tune in to find out some of our ideas for new services trucks that you can take and run with.

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The Mobile Economy Episode #6

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:00:00 GMT

The transition from internal combustion engines to battery operated vehicles is not happening as fast as we anticipated. It still takes time and money to stop and fill up your tank. In this episode we discuss the rise of mobile fuel trucks that will travel to your location and fill up your vehicle. The current players in this market are Yoshi, Neighborhood Fuel, and Purple. Some of us may search for the lowest priced gas, but if the gas came to you would you pay a premium? Right now we are just seeing services like these in large/populated cities but who knows this could cause the death of the gas station. Just like Uber causing the death of the taxi cab. 

To be featured in future podcasts please email podcast@moblz.com . For more information on the mobile truck economy please visit https://www.moblz.com/About-MOBLZ/Resources

The Mobile Economy Episode #5

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT

This week we dive into a new Mobile Service truck called Swing Right Golf.  Martin Barrier, the owner of the truck, is helping people "Make time for the Weekend" by providing mobile golf club repair and service. Get new grips, balance your clubs, re-shaft and more out this impressive truck.  Visit http://www.swingrightgolf.com to see his line up of services and pictures of the truck. After listening to this we hope you realize that you do not need to follow the path of other trucks. Instead you can create your own idea and run with it! Show people how you can help them and make their lives easier. 

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The Mobile Economy Episode #4

Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:14:28 GMT

Great sit down with Rhonda Jones of Chez Moi food truck in Durham, NC.  If you have not tried her Rum Cake, you are missing out. If you are on the Keto Diet, this cake is what "Cheat Days" were invented for.   When we spoke with Rhonda the owner and operator of Chez Moi Bakery we learned about how she followed her dreams and became successful at building here yummy business with hard work, dedication, and rum. We hope that you take away some key information in order to learn some ways to build your road into the mobile economy. 

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The Mobile Economy Episode #3

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:52:09 GMT

Talking about a few various businesses.  Spiffy Mobile Carwash, Yoshi Fuel, A mobile cigar lounge, Torrenti Mobile Bike Repair and a few other mobile businesses.  Talked a few minutes about mobile trucks to satisfy the amenity need for employees.  Fitness trends like mobile boot camps and how companies like FitSpot fill that niche. 


Teaser:  We will be interviewing other trucks and operators on Friday for our future episodes. If you want to be on the Podcast, email us at podcast@moblz.com



The Mobile Economy Episode #2

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:38:39 GMT

Topic of Discussion today: BOMA 2019 Conference, The food truck scene in Salt Lake City Utah. The importance of service truck safety between operators and owners. Also, how to avoid and prepare for problems when you are out serving. We are beginning a newsletter next week for food truck operators, owners, property managers, and entrepreneurs to subscribe to this news letter please visit https://www.moblz.com/


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The Mobile Economy Episode #1

Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:59:11 GMT

Welcome to our new PODCAST.  This is for the people who operate a food truck, mobile business or are planning to make the leap and start one.We also encourage food truck fans who want to learn what is behind the food trucks and how they operate. 

This is the new Mobile Economy. Help take back your weekend and get things done where you work. We dive into the businesses on wheels.

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