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Posted August 9, 2012
This book opens with an assessment for whether becoming your own
This book opens with an assessment for whether becoming your own boss is your best option. Through clear detail, the book provides options on which route is the best option for starting this vending business. These options explain the possible pitfalls of working with a partner. The book also provides a risk assessment and a guide to creating a business plan for your vending business. It also provides insight into the best methods for acquiring new clients and locations for your vending machines. I found the section on bringing up your sales especially helpful. This book further explains in a direct manner the best methods for maintaining your business and protecting your product. It is by far one of the best guides for anyone who wishes to start a vending business.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 27, 2012
How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Vending Busin
How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Vending Business is not some "make it rich, overnight" scheme.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Instead, this informative guide pulls no punches and offers you practical and easy to follow directions to assist almost any sized budget and the desire to succeed.
A few pages in, there is a quiz on entrepreneurial readiness. Then the book describes some of the harder aspects of owning a vending business - like transporting cases of sodas in hot weather or servicing an older machine. Continue to feed your enthusiasm by learning the vast array of available vending opportunities from the most popular snack and beverage to impulse vending units such as Love Meter and Talking Gypsy.
Nothing escapes the authors' attention. They write about finding financing, setting up business partnerships and how to navigate through governmental paperwork and taxes. Also discussed are securing locations, creating persuasive marketing tools, and bettering negotiation techniques.
Every chapter ends by reiterating its important takeaways.
The bonus CD contains all the forms mentioned in the book, plus an editable business plan.
Even if you never sell a chip, a cup of coffee, or a condom out of a vending machine - the lessons gained through reading this book can benefit in other business ventures as well.