How a Vending Business Teaches Kids to Work

kids vending businessMost people believe in being self-reliant and teaching the importance of hard work to their children. However, not everyone can provide their kids with good opportunities to work.  I get calls all the time from people who are looking to buy a candy machine to help their kid earn money, or sometimes the kid has saved his or her own money to buy a candy machine.  I am always happy to help families in these situations. 

Running a small vending business is not difficult and even a child can do it. There was an article in the January/February 2018 Vending Times about a 10 year-old Vending Operator who started with two machines, has grown his business to four machines and has done well. He initially ran a lemonade stand to collect the funds to put towards purchasing his first machine! Parents can't wait for the government or community to teach their kids money management, or the principles of work, but this is the responsibility of the parents

At The Discount Vending Store we are committed to helping parents offer work opportunities to their kids.  So give us a call and see how we can help you and your children succeed! There are a number of good lessons that a child can learn from running a vending business:

  1. How to budget and manage money
  2. How to keep a sales lo
  3. How to keep an income and expense report
  4. How to track inventory
  5. How to stay organized
  6. How to plan and project future business opportunities
  7. How to ensure cleanliness
  8. Good customer relationship skills
  9. Marketing

Yes, an adult will probably need to help out with transportation, overseeing the finances, or other aspects of the business, but the vending industry is a great opportunity for your kid to learn how to be an entrepreneur, business professional, and so much more.  We can’t rely on our schools to teach our children to work and manage money.  This is the parents role, and owning a candy, gumball, or snack vending machine is a great place to start.

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