TBJA 294 5 Steps To Financial Freedom In The Vending Industry, Matt Miller
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5 Steps to financial freedom in the vending industry. It’s a highly misunderstood and economically under-estimated business model. Matt Miller shares his key insights to the vending industry and how it can create financial freedom. ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long term desire was to be his own boss.  A good friend one day mentioned the gum ball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10 year business quest that has brought Matt’s company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries.  Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams, while raising millions of dollars for education at the same time.


I played Superman in my senior year musical-tights, cape, and all.


Think Like A Journalist Quote

Predictability, it turns out, is what makes a brand fit with consumer expectations and keeps it profitable.

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Success Quote

Help enough people get what they want and you’ll be taken care of. –Zig Ziglar

Career Highlight

Matt spent 13 years in the military. He wanted to start his own business but first got tied up in the corporate world. He became the #2 rep in his industry. 125-130 vending gum ball machines.

When It Didn’t Work!

Hear how despite doing well in corporate business, Matt’s company increased his sales quota by 95 percent causing him to take a big loss to his income. 

5 Steps To Financial Freedom In The Vending Industry

  1. Figure out your budget and time: what are you capable of investing?
  2. Education: figure out where you’d like to make an impact.
  3. Awareness:  utilize charity vending or revenue-shared income through vending for businesses
  4. Be patient: endure the mundane tasks.
  5. Replicate

What is one piece of technology, video or multimedia equipment, or app that you just can’t live without?


One book, documentary, or Internet Channel to watch?

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki


Twitter @ssvbusiness

School Spirit Vending

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Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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