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What Business Owners Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2022

Posted on: September 8, 2022 |

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 made some significant changes to the tax code. Some of these changes benefited business owners, including Ice House owners. The changes to how business owners could deduct equipment depreciation from their taxable income was significant. This portion of the TCJA is phasing out in the coming… Continue reading

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How to Decide What Business To Start: Take the Quiz

Posted on: August 9, 2022 |

It’s never too late or too early to start your own business. If you know you have a hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit, but you’re not sure how to decide what business to start, this quiz can help. This quiz will help you not only inventory your skills, but help you decide what business you should start… Continue reading

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6 Things Successful Vending Machine Owners Do Every Week

Posted on: June 21, 2022 |

Vending machines are often appealing businesses because they are easy to maintain. However, even a low-maintenance business still needs some attention and upkeep. Here are a few things that successful vending machine owners do every week to keep their business running smoothly. 6 Things Successful Vending Owners Do Every Week 1. Clean Your Machines Over… Continue reading

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11 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Vending Business

Posted on: June 7, 2022 |

Many business owners want to increase the value of their vending machine business when they’re considering selling it, or making another big change. However, if you start increasing the value of your business early on, you won’t have to scramble at crunch time. Let’s take a look at a few ways to increase the value… Continue reading

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8 Ways to Finance Investment in Your Vending Business

Posted on: May 24, 2022 |

You’ve decided to grow your vending business and invest in new machines or machine upgrades. You might be wondering how you can finance investment in your business. Maybe you’re considering loans, or maybe you’re looking for alternatives. Let’s take a look at the ways to finance investment in your vending business, including traditional and creative… Continue reading

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9 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Vending Machine

Posted on: May 10, 2022 |

Whether you have a vending machine for snacks, drinks, candy, ice or something else, traffic is important. If traffic to your vending machine slows down or changes, new strategies can help you keep sales up. If you’re looking to increase sales and traffic to your vending machine, try these innovative strategies. 9 Ways to Increase… Continue reading

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How to Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Vending Business

Posted on: April 26, 2022 |

Social media can be a powerful tool for many businesses, including vending businesses. The right social media platform and strategy can help you build awareness for your vending machines, make new audiences aware of your machines, and help you forge profitable relationships with other businesses. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how… Continue reading

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The 9 Best Business Opportunities for 2022

Posted on: February 1, 2022 |

In what has been termed the “Great Resignation,” more than 4 million Americans left their jobs in July of 2021 alone. Many others were let go or laid off when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. From mid-March of 2020 to the end of June, Americans filed nearly 49 million new claims for unemployment benefits, according to… Continue reading

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When Should You Hire an Employee for Your Vending Business?

Posted on: January 18, 2022 |

One of the many advantages of owning your own vending business is the independence and autonomy it affords. You have the ability to manage and make decisions for your business by yourself. However, at some point you may struggle to take on all these tasks yourself. How do you know when it’s time to hire… Continue reading

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Case Study: Virgil Denise, Sublease, Jacksonville, FL

Posted on: January 10, 2022 | , ,

Virgil Denise has owned coin-operated car washes in the Jacksonville area for decades. Over ten years ago, he found an opportunity to increase revenue to his businesses without adding extra stress to his workday. He noticed an Ice House on a nearby lot, and looked into adding an Ice House to his car washes. “I’m… Continue reading