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Do you want to own a business that does not confine you to a desk, where you are able to make your own hours and as much money as you want to work? According to the U.S. Department of Laborâe(tm)s most recent statistical data, the median annual income of someone in the vending industry is $29,000 and, as a business owner, you could make even more. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, and you are thinking about opening a vending business, then we have a book that will answer all of your questions. From start-up costs to vending machine best- sellers, this book will be your comprehensive guide on how to make the most money in a short amount of time. This complete guide will take you step-by-step through the process of buying new or used vending machines, acquiring a previous route from another business or finding new clients of your own, and how to efficiently service your machines in order to make the most money. Additional information is included on buying products for your machines, including how to get the most for your money and how warehouse retail stores can save you hundreds of dollars. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time saving tools of the trade that no business owner should be without. A special section on what items typically have the highest sales in vending machines is included, as well as sections on storage ideas for keeping your product fresh, when to reorder product, and how much back-stock to keep depending on the number of clients you have. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Wordâ,,¢) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. In case you decide to open a full-service business, you will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, and also a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected]
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.