The Union Jacks Pasty Shack Co-Op Opportunity
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What is a Co-Op?

The modern cooperative movement has been going on for around 200 years.  Cooperatives operate all over the world and exist in most segments of the economy.  

In recent years, this model is increasingly being applied to small businesses.  Many of these businesses have been very successful.   Yet many entrepreneurs still don’t know much about cooperatives. Those who are aware may have images of farmers, grocers, or credit unions and not realize that this business model can be applied successfully to other types of businesses as well.

One big advantage to being part of a cooperative corporation is that you have a say in the direction of the business. And more money doesn’t equal a louder voice, the way it does in a publicly traded company.  Each member votes to appoint a board of directors from the co-op’s membership.  The people in charge are members/owners themselves and ultimately responsible to the other members for their decisions.  There is much more personal responsibility to ensure the co-op engages in ethical business practices and its members remain profitable.  The leadership stands to lose as much as anyone else in this situation.  So the sense of personal responsibility that comes with ownership works to everyone’s advantage.

 

Running a small business is extremely rewarding but far from easy.  One of the attractive things about a franchise is that they are already part of a large successful company.  They have built the brand, and in return for your franchise fee and a cut of your profits, they will provide various degrees of help to set up your franchise, such as finding locations, providing signage, training management, and supporting your grand opening.  

 

A cooperative provides you with all those things as well.  The big difference is you pay your one time membership fee and your normal business expenses, and that is it.  The membership fees in cooperatives are much, much less than franchise fees (which can sometimes be as high as $100,000!), and there are no ongoing royalty payments to the co-op to drain your profits.  

 

Due to the nature of a cooperative business, you have the support you need to get your business running successfully.  You get the benefit of a proven business plan, a proven product and get the support of those doing business just like you.

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Path To Success

A cooperative actually sets you up to succeed! Since membership fees are far less than franchise fees, the start-up costs are less than a franchise.  This makes it easier for your business to become profitable, faster.  The cooperative can help keep your ongoing costs of doing business down as well.  Small business owners are often put at a disadvantage because they don’t have the purchasing power or resource availability that larger companies do.  A cooperative uses the size of its membership to secure lower prices on the things your business uses every day, keeping your costs lower than they would be otherwise, and keeping your business competitive.  In general, you are assuming much less financial risk than you would with a franchise, both initially and ongoing.

 

A cooperative corporation has more respect for the small business owner.  You are allowed to run your business your way, within reason.  A co-op trusts that its members can use their unique skills, expertise, and knowledge of the local market to maximize the success of their operation.  This freedom and respect make your life as an entrepreneur easier and the experience of running your own business much more enjoyable.  And as everyone knows, when you are happy at your job, it is so much easier to be successful.

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Ready To Take The Next Step?

We're looking for entrepreneurs across the USA to join the Union Jacks co-op. Week in and week out we hear the same thing from fellow food truck owners, 'I wish I'd set up something simple like you guys'. But what does that mean?

The team at Union Jacks has spent countless hours creating a food truck opportunity that provides the following at its core:

  • Minimal prep time

  • Serving time of less than 1 minute

  • No off-site commercial kitchen needed

  • Only one member of staff per shift required

  • No previous culinary expertise needed

  • High-margin food and drink options

  • Minimal food waste

  • Seasonal menu

  • Menu price points to meet all budgets

 

And importantly, a truly niche product beloved by the masses.

If you've ever dreamed of owning a food truck but simply don't know where to start, or, you crave more control of your future earnings, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss.

Get in touch today to learn more by calling

Craig or Jeremy at 559 319 0175 or email hello@unionjackspastyshack.com.