Silo Food Truck
We reached out to the SBDC after a recommendation from Tompkins County Area Development to explore options for the next steps for our Food Truck Business. Opening in 2015, we had experienced great success both regionally and along the east coast. That said, we needed to create some stability as we looked to the future and the long term plans of the business. We were introduced to Bob Griffin and Lindsay Wolf, and at our first meeting where we explained that we wanted help exploring options for growth and stability.
I could tell after our first conversation that I was talking to two experienced business advisors who could help us navigate our next steps. We were paired with Lindsay, who represented Tompkins County, and it was an instant connection. It was important for us to work with someone who understood that our lifestyle and happiness quotient was just as important to us as the bottom line. Lindsay takes great care in getting to know her clients and keeps their best interests in mind.
For over 8 months we worked with Lindsay, along with others, on possible growth plans for Silo. Lindsay was instrumental in helping us build financial pro-formas, meet potential lenders, flush out our business plan, and gain access to in-depth industry research. She, and her team, were available to us morning, noon and night as we entertained a few different business possibilities that we thought may be a good fit for us. Lindsay has helped us gain significant knowledge about our own business and made sure we were asking the right questions.
Ultimately, we landed on a growth plan that is allowing us to build our own commissary kitchen at our home! This expansion will allow us to increase production with the possibility of year-round service in a convenient location allowing us to work from home, be with our doggies and do what we do best- make great food and provide great service. We are continuing to work with Lindsay and getting help on strategic planning that may include the build-out of a second truck or a permanent location in the Ithaca area.
To learn more about our business visit us at: https://www.silofoodtruck.com/