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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

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5 Options for Retiring From Your Vending Business

Posted on: January 4, 2022 |

Building your vending business is a point of pride. Once you’ve successfully operated and grown your business for several years, you may wonder about what to do with your business later in life. Whether you are considering retiring from your vending business in a few years or you are considering retirement many years from now,… Continue reading

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My Vending Business is Losing Sales: What Can I Do?

Posted on: December 16, 2021 |

As cities and neighborhoods grow and change, it’s not always good for business. When traffic patterns change or the popularity of a particular hotspot declines, it may mean your vending business is losing sales. How can you adapt? Let’s take a look at solutions and strategies you can use if your vending business is losing… Continue reading

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Is it Time to Expand Your Vending Business? 5 Questions to Answer First

Posted on: November 18, 2021 |

If you’ve seen success with your first vending machine, or your first set of vending machines, you may be wondering if it’s time to expand your vending business. This is a big decision, and you may have some concerns. Is it wise to make another investment? How do you know if these vending machines will… Continue reading

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Trends in Convenience Store Shopping: New Technology and Shopping Habits

Posted on: August 26, 2021 |

Shopping habits changed dramatically during the course of 2020, and many of these trends continue into 2021. Americans have always shopped differently at convenience stores compared to grocery stores, and these behaviors have changed further in the last two years. As customers’ expectations have shifted, many convenience store owners are leveraging new technology to adapt… Continue reading