(Management file-Sales & Marketing) – Business foods, mainly catering, a business that very last to reap profits. Especially if its market share is for the office. However, to achieve it all there are some things to consider, as a first step to start this business and also how to win the competition in the food business to manage.
In the first step to start a business like this food, we are impressed loss. It is said impressed loss because we had to spend quite a bit of capital to test the product to prospective customers. In testing this product, you should really ensure that the quality of food would you marketed really well and meet consumer tastes, because if consumers are satisfied with the quality of food products we produce, so consumers will think to use our services and on eventually become loyal to us.
There are several challenges in running this business, which is the number of competition between its own catering business, office workers tend to be more fun to eat out, and often food that is around the office more varied and more choice.
However, responding to all this, there is a way to win the competition in the food business is run, especially catering
Building a network is not easy at first. However, you should know that it is important to be able to run a food business, especially the catering business. How to build a good network is the beginning of the introduction or test the product to the people you know in advance, only after he satisfied, you do not forget to convey a message to someone you know is to reference your catering services to other colleagues. But remember, to test the product did try not only to one person only. Extend the relationship as much as possible and promote your services without giving up. It was initially not easy to build a network. However, this network is one way of word of mouth marketing is very effective. In addition to marketing by word of mouth or word of mouth, you can also build a network of socialization sites like facebook, twitter, advertise on the website, and other
Diversification is one important strategy in the food business, especially the catering business. You should know that diversity or choice from the menu the food you serve is a thing that increase the selling value of your food business. Therefore, do not ever sell the same products or services or that’s all, but provide many options that will increase the selling value of your food business.
Improving the quality of service
In improving the quality of your services, there are three important things you should look, that is on time, receive input from customers or prospective customers, and also the quality of food that you produce should be good.
On time means you should pay attention to punctuality in running the food business. As if you do business catering, you should be able to take her on time, and it is a fixed price that is not negotiable, because consumer confidence was located from your punctuality.
Receiving feedback from customers or potential customers means you must be willing to accept criticism and suggestions submitted by the customer or prospective customer. Do not feel offended if the customer says it is not pleased about your food. However, you should be able to accept all criticism and suggestions, because it is your capital to be better at running the food business, especially in the catering business
A good quality must consider the quality of food, food ingredients, packaging and also uniqueness. Packaging is important because of poor packaging will create a bad image to potential customers as well. But good packaging will further increase the selling value of your business. Uniqueness is important. If you have characteristics in the sale of food in your catering, which is not owned by any other catering services, then it will create added value for your business, because after all if your menu is unique in catering, customer is usually willing to spend a little high though to get the special food.