And because of the newness of mobile boutiques the rules and information about them are spotty at best.
Mainly the agencies that would grant you a permit or license have no idea how to classify you so they can’t give you a permit.
Here’s the thing though: everyone seems to worry about two main things: insurance and permits and licenses.
To be honest, I didn’t have any problems getting business insurance. This is for someone who gets injured or hurt while shopping with us.
If your truck breaks down (and it will it’s just a matter of when! Better to get it covered in your insurance and hope that you never have to use it!
Permits and licenses seem to hang people up the most.If you can’t then you could chance it (not recommended) or you can do what I did and get an ordinance passed by the city council. Paul there was no ordinance on books that would allow someone to sell merchandise from a vehicle in the downtown area.So I met with the business development council a couple of times and brought my truck down there for them to see it.Surprisingly, they loved the idea and invited me back to help them answer questions so that they could draft an ordinance. The whole process took about 8 months or so but it really wasn’t that bad.I haven’t tried to do this in Minneapolis yet but I do plan on trying to find out if they are open to it.Benson will be selling alongside the food trucks that inspired her. I get a lot of emails asking me how to start a fashion truck.) Despite it’s size, the truck is able to accommodate a surprising number of amenities.In the space equivalent of the average delivery truck, the boutique boasts a considerable product selection, a scarf bar and jewelry display, full-length mirror, and two dressing rooms!Here’s the thing though, you only need a permit if you plan on parking in a public downtown area/city limits and you aren’t part of a scheduled event.Because when there is a scheduled event/festival the main permit has already been granted and you will fall under a blanket permit and therefore be covered.