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Vending Business Information, Issue #058 -- Finding Happiness In Your Work
August 26, 2012

Finding Happiness In Your Work

I went into the snack box business in 1988 and was in it until 1998. Those were the happiest days of my life. And that is why I enjoy writing about it.

I’m sure many of you hear the alarm go off in the morning and just want to roll over and go back to sleep. When a person is in the snack box business they look forward to each day.

On an average day you should be servicing between 60 and 80 accounts. You can’t help but make a few friends along the way. You will find people that have the same interest as you and "bingo" there is an account that you look forward to seeing each time around.

You will meet some of the nicest people that run small businesses just like you. Being able to visit with others that are as proud of their business as you are of your is one of the joys of owning a snack box business.

The financial rewards of running a snack box route are what many people think about when they are contemplating going into the business. I would like to encourage you to think about the happiness reward.

Life is short and many people don’t think about the happiness reward. I have heard it said many times in my life "do something you enjoy and you will never work another day in your life". That is what I hear from the people that have been in the business for a number of years.

Vic and His Wife

Vic, from the southeast portion of the United States, told me one day he and his wife are retired but still have a small snack box route. He said I have had these customers for years and if bad weather comes they know I may be a day behind and that is ok with them.

That is because they are his friends not just his customers. I would venture to say that if you were to talk with Vic’s customers they would say we like the snacks Vic and his wife supply us. But they are old friends of ours and life just wouldn’t be the same without them.

If you are looking for something that is more than a job I would like to invite you to take the plunge and build a snack box route for you and your family.


For a discount on the all items in the store put happy in the coupons box at checkout.

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