Ok so the last few weeks have been crazy. I had to turn down 2 fullline locations. It killed me to do so, but I just couldn't lock myself into them. The were combo machines in service shops averaging $35-40 per week each. Unfortunately, they had to be service every week, and they were 15 miles farther than my current stops.
However, this week, I landed a new 5 way rack location in a dollar store at 25% commission, I had a barber shop call that just opened, and wants the world, but I'm goi
As many people who've read my past posts know, I advocate using locators, and use them frequently. I work full time, and more, and I like to spend time with my family as well. This leaves little time to locate. I have used 6 locators in the past year, and have had varying levels of success. I am down to 2 now, and I use them for finding leads on different types of equipment. Both use vastly different means to get the job done for me, but both have come through many, many times.
I found t
We have a charity spot the is doing $250 a month from a triple and a double with candy and toys. Normally when we service it, I have been giving the director $20 in change to hand out to the kids every month. I felt it in my heart that we needed to do more, since this spot is in a very low income area. I talked to the director, and found out that for roughly 20% of our monthly gross annually, I can sponsor 24 kids for a yearly membership. So starting this month that is what we are going to be
I posted last week about feeling stalled out, and unmotivated to do much with the business right now. Well I realized what has been missing. Tina and I started this thing together as a way to bring in more income. She was going to locate and service all of the machines. Well....that didn't work out. She gets very shy talking to new people, I learned this as I had her go into a couple locations to pitch a machine. She lost interest in servicing the route. That sucked, because I was stuck w
I am seriously trying to expand my business, but I need to get it to a place where I can hire a trusted employeee. I currently have a group of routes that cover a 15 mile raidius around my home. I have one location outside this radius that grosses $1000 bucks a month(fulline) and has to be visited once per week. The 340 or so heads I have out gross enough for me to pull about $400 a month in net income with an additional $1000 for expansion. I figure I need to add another 200 heads and 2 ful