5th Annual Mobile Retail & Food Truck Biz Expo & Mobile Marketplace

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sat, Sep 23 2017

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About our event



WHAT:          5th Annual VSEDC Mobile Retail and Food Truck Business Expo & Mobile Marketplace

THEME:         Keep On Truckin’ Your Guide to Making Your Business Mobile

WHERE:        Los Angeles Trade Technical College -- 400 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 South Quad -- South Tent (at 23rd and Grand),

WHEN:       Sat. September 23rd from 8:30am to 3:00pm

  • Seminar Registration          8:30am
  • Opening/Welcome              9:00am
  • Seminars                              9:30am to 12:12:15pm (registration required)             
  • Mobile Marketplace            11:00am to 3:00pm (open to public)

ADMISSION:         FREE ADMISSION.  Reservation Suggested. Respond By Phone to (323) 789-4515.  By Email: *****@****.***.  Online at: http://tinyurl.com/MobilebizExpo2017

WHY:         Provide FREE comprehensive, all-inclusive information for starting a Mobile Retail or Food Truck/Food Cart business in Los Angeles.  Celebrate and bring attention to mobile business and entrepreneurs.

WHO:      Presented by The Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation and BusinessSource Center. Presenting Partners include Councilman Curren Price, Jr., LA New 9th District, Mobile and Food Truck builder Kareem Carts, Mobile Retail Association of America, LA Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the American Mobile Retail Association.

EVENT CONTACT:             Lura Daniels-Ball 213.400.3489 *****@****.***

EVENT ATTENDANCE:     Approximately 500+ attendees of diverse backgrounds (based on 2016 attendance)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:        Current food truck owner-operators looking to expand their businesses. 

Young mobile food entrepreneurs working to establish their businesses.

Aspiring food truck owners.

Aspiring business startups

Aspiring and current fashion truck and mobile retailer entrepreneurs. 

Caterers, event organizers, meeting and party planners who want to include food trucks in their events.

Legislative staff, health inspectors, fire marshals, licensing authorities and others who oversee food truck operations.

Customers looking for a unique shopping experience

New This Year:    Seminars will be held in 4 tracks from 9:30am to 12:15pm in Pre-Startup; Startup, Existing Businesses and Spanish Language businesses.  Three modules will cover nuts-and-bolts of running a mobile business, including marketing, business plan development, permits, financing and more.

 Seminar registrants will qualify for a chance to win a food cart from Kareem Carts at the end of the seminars.

 New this year is our Mobile Marketplace open to the public.  A convergence of 15 to 20 Mobile retailers and Food Trucks and Cart with unique and delicious offerings will be on hand to demonstrate the wonder, fun and economic impact of mobile business on our local economy.

MORE INFO:   Attend the only event of its’ kind.  Calling all small business owners, hungry entrepreneurs with passion for food or retail, and everyone interested in starting a mobile business!  Free comprehensive all-inclusive information for starting and financing a Mobile Retail and/or Food Truck Business. 




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Sponsorship Opportunities

Businesses searching for creative and interactive ways to reach new, loyal and active customers are invited to partner with the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) for the 5th Annual Mobil Retail & Food Truck Business Expo Saturday, September 23, 2017.

By partnering with VSEDC you can increase your business exposure within the Los Angeles urban customer base.

The cross-marketing opportunities will benefit your business and strengthen your roots in the community and surrounding areas.

We offer many sponsorship opportunities that can be tailored to fit your marketing goals and budget.  Get face to face with a diversity of new customers!

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Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)


1130 West Slauson Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90044. - The Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is a community-based non-profit organization located in South Los Angeles. Established in 1979 as a citizen advisory committee by Mayor Tom Bradley in response to the South LA community's concern regarding the closing of a Sears Department Store, the organization began operations in 1981.


Since inception, VSEDC has brought innumerable benefits to the community and has grown from a small grassroots neighborhood organization to a well-known and highly regarded community institution with a proven track record of success. VSEDC has mobilized dollars from the private sector and all levels of government to lead the revitalization of the Vermont Slauson community. Furthermore, VSEDC has good working relationships with entities such as the City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, Community Development Department, and the Mayor's Office.


VSEDC is governed by an active Board of Directors comprised of area residents, community leaders, local merchants and real estate development professionals. Through an on-going strategic planning process with Board members and staff, VSEDC is able to respond quickly to socioeconomic changes and the needs of its community members.


VSEDC has produced more than $60 million in physical development projects and created/retained more than 3,000 jobs in the South Los Angeles community. Projects have included:


  • Western Slauson Business Center: 18,000 sq. feet
  • Business Enterprise Center: 10,000 sq. feet
  • Vermont Slauson Retail Center: 57,000 sq. feet
  • Vermont Slauson Shopping Center: 175,000 sq. feet
  • Central/Florence Avenue Villas
  • Business development programs for the retail industry, furniture industry, small start-ups and existing businesses


VSEDC has a highly educated, motivated and committed staff that works to achieve the agency's mission. Staff is strong in the areas of effective program planning, project development and implementation and delivery of technical assistance.


About the BusinessSource Center South Region • 6109 S. Western Ave., CA 90047

VSEDC continues to make an impact in the small business community in South Los Angeles by providing free entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and access to capital through the VSEDC BusinessSource Center. Serving the South Region of Los Angeles, VSEDC provides a suite of no-cost business services that help businesses start, operate and expand in Los Angeles. Services are delivered primarily at VSEDC’s  Business  Enterprise Center which is a micro-business incubator which offers affordable office space and support services for start-up and established businesses. Services provided include:


  • Business services
  • Employee hiring/workforce development
  • Access to capital


Services are delivered via the following components.

  • Entrepreneurial Training Program
  • Technical Assistance
  • Loan Assistance & Packaging
  • Seminars, Forums & Networking
  • Office Space Rental
  • Business plan development
  • Tax incentives and credits
  • Business courses


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