Hey. I work in this field and although there are no guarantees, ... moreHey. I work in this field and although there are no guarantees, I know this kind of business can work. It's important to get a quality machine from a reputable company, as moonsie says. You should also look for a company that offers some support, so you are not just out there on your own if you have issues with location or other areas.
We actually have an advice blog to help people with vending machine franchises http://www.tubzvendingfranchise.co.uk/tubzadviceblog/
I hope this helps :)
In university I did a lot of research on Marketing to Children. ... moreIn university I did a lot of research on Marketing to Children. I learned 3 things
1. Keep it short
2. Say the truth
3. Entertain them
That's basically it.
I would advise going with N.1
Entrepreneurs are busy people, so ... moreI would advise going with N.1
Entrepreneurs are busy people, so the less time it will take them to learn something, the better. Of course once they show interest, i.e. follow your social media links, blog posts etc. you can recommend them something more in-depth, time consuming and personal.
If I learn 2-3 things from someone, I would be interested to hear what else they could teach me.
Since the picnic is organised, ask them about it, let them know ... moreSince the picnic is organised, ask them about it, let them know the price is going to be low and you won't bother them, you'll just sell them and ask any questions. I think that is reasonable enough.
Here is an idea, make a contest out of it... the group that can keep the frisbee in the air will get a reward, that will definitely spark some interest. Just don't sell yourself unless they ask you to. If nothing else, you can ask them if they'd like to have you for their next picnic.
Your business idea seems great, but targeting large companies ma... moreYour business idea seems great, but targeting large companies may be too much. Why not try Small-Medium enterprises? Your best type of customer is probably the one that constantly needs to update their employees. One type I can think of is Call centres. They constantly get new information and have to be able to use it without any problems.
I am sure you can think of other similar companies, but start with that, try to sell hard that you are offering it for free, some may just use it and drop it, but if you've done your product right, you will definitely earn long-time cusomers less