Coming out of stay-at-home into safer-at-home, many are looking for different ways to start a business with less contact. The vending machine route business could be for you.
- Be your own boss.
- Today’s hard work earns money for you, not someone else.
- Your time becomes yours. As your route grows, you set your hours (along with your customers) of when to fill, clean and service your machines.
- You control your business.
- Create a business with passive income so your family isn’t reliant on only one channel of income.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Like any business you’d look at to start, do your homework.
Research the vending machine business. There are many articles and books on what this business is about. If you want to shadow a vending route sales person, let GAD Vending know. We can help you find someone in the industry. You’ll want to learn what a typical day could look like. What the newest technology brings to the business. How you can manage your inventory and time during your day.
Ask if there is an existing vending route for sale. Do the numbers with your trusted financial team to determine the best ways to start your business.
Discuss within your family and friends to see if this business makes sense for you. With any business start-up, it’s important to have support of your network.
- Start by contacting the SBA and SCORE. These organizations have resources for business planning, legal start-up, financing options and free business mentoring.
- Talk with your banker, CPA and other trusted business sources.
- Research the best vending machines, vending machine repair parts, payment acceptance options and refill inventory options.
- Find the best locations for your vending machines, and go secure those locations.
Starting any business requires tenacity, hard work, and perseverance. GAD Vending has sold vending machines, games, ATM and other equipment for over 30 years. Our sales and equipment repair service are located in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City. We are here to be a resource for our customers, the vending machine route operator, and for you. Call us, we are here to answer your questions.