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Jun 19, 2012

Gluten-Free: Just A Craze Or Beneficial For Your Health?

By |Jun, 19, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, H.U.M.A.N., Health & Nutrition|

Annabel Adams

Communications Director at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Annabel Adams is a Los Angeles-based writer and the blogger behind Feed Me, I'm Cranky where she tackles food and obesity politics. To fuel her barefoot running and powerlifting, Annabel loves to snack on anything vegan she can get her hands on. Annabel has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Health, and Redbook magazines.

Gluten rarely came up in conversation a few years ago, […]

Jun 13, 2012

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… Bacon?

By |Jun, 13, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, Health & Nutrition|

Amy Coplen

Marketing Queen at HUMAN Everywhere
A southern bell with a salty attitude, Amy moved to the big city to fulfill her dreams! As a social butterfly with a strong desire for success, Amy found internet marketing to be her one true calling in life. With a passion for personal development and a strong dedication to live her life with a positive mindset, she found HUMAN to be the perfect atmosphere to spread her wings and flourish.

Burger King, the world’s second-largest hamburger chain introduced a bacon sundae […]

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Apr 30, 2012

Nutella and Kashi in the Hot Seat for “Health Washing”

By |Apr, 30, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, Health & Nutrition, Healthy Vending Products|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Annabel Adams

Communications Director at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Annabel Adams is a Los Angeles-based writer and the blogger behind Feed Me, I'm Cranky where she tackles food and obesity politics. To fuel her barefoot running and powerlifting, Annabel loves to snack on anything vegan she can get her hands on. Annabel has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Health, and Redbook magazines.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “health washing,” you’ll likely […]

Apr 16, 2012

How to Become a Local Celebrity… And Why You’d Want to

By |Apr, 16, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship, H.U.M.A.N., HEALTHY VENDING INDUSTRY, Philosophies & Beliefs, The Bigger Picture, Vending Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Amy Coplen

Marketing Queen at HUMAN Everywhere
A southern bell with a salty attitude, Amy moved to the big city to fulfill her dreams! As a social butterfly with a strong desire for success, Amy found internet marketing to be her one true calling in life. With a passion for personal development and a strong dedication to live her life with a positive mindset, she found HUMAN to be the perfect atmosphere to spread her wings and flourish.

So what exactly is a “local celebrity”? A local celebrity […]

Apr 10, 2012

What does winning mean to you?

By |Apr, 10, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship, H.U.M.A.N., Philosophies & Beliefs|Tags: |

skelly

Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

According to Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General […]

Mar 27, 2012

Your Brain and Obesity

By |Mar, 27, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, H.U.M.A.N., Health & Nutrition|

skelly

Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Obesity is a catch-phrase and a condition that you’d have […]

Mar 19, 2012

Forks Over Knives: A Film That Can Save Your Life

By |Mar, 19, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, H.U.M.A.N., Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle|

Amy Coplen

Marketing Queen at HUMAN Everywhere
A southern bell with a salty attitude, Amy moved to the big city to fulfill her dreams! As a social butterfly with a strong desire for success, Amy found internet marketing to be her one true calling in life. With a passion for personal development and a strong dedication to live her life with a positive mindset, she found HUMAN to be the perfect atmosphere to spread her wings and flourish.

Food you can eat with only a fork: good.
Food you […]

Mar 13, 2012

Healthy Vending Snacks Evolve: Captain HUMAN at Expo West

By |Mar, 13, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, Company Happenings, CRUSH IT REPORT, H.U.M.A.N., Health & Nutrition, The Bigger Picture, Vending Trends|Tags: |

Annabel Adams

Communications Director at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Annabel Adams is a Los Angeles-based writer and the blogger behind Feed Me, I'm Cranky where she tackles food and obesity politics. To fuel her barefoot running and powerlifting, Annabel loves to snack on anything vegan she can get her hands on. Annabel has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Health, and Redbook magazines.

by Annabel Adams
This past weekend, HUMAN’s CEO, Sean Kelly, Captain […]

Mar 08, 2012

Becoming A Category of One

By |Mar, 08, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship, H.U.M.A.N.|

skelly

Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

A Category of OneBy Patrick Sanders

Being a small business operator is a lot like being a pirate. You’ve got a parrot on your shoulder, peg leg, and affinity for emphasizing the letter “R” in all that you say.

Admittedly, that’s not very accurate. But it’s close. Being a small business operator is much like being a small fishing vessel with a crew of 1-2 competing against commercial fishing firms with fleets of ships, expensive equipment, and layers of systems in place to dominate their category.

In this analogy: the small fishing vessel is faced with two choices: compete in the bloody, red water or head for open seas to the blue water – which is untainted by competition and full of undiscovered opportunities.

In Joe Calloway’s “Becoming a Category of One”, some common sense but notable concepts are talked about that have a real world impact on running any small business, not excluding a healthy vending business.

The biggest takeaway: if you have a successful business, then you know what used to work.

That’s right: USED to work. Past success can be the enemy of future success, so embracing a process of continual change is key to expanding your business.

The goal of this process of continual change is to escape the “commodity trap”, which is being labeled as just another company in a certain industry or space with little differentiation.

For example: do your locations think of you as just another vending operator with a fancy machine? Or do they think of you as a nutrition consultant and provides tasty products and drives philanthropic change in his or her community?

The answer to that question should tell you if you’re in a category of one, or if you’re fishing in red water.

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Feb 28, 2012

Living Large When It’s a Small World

By |Feb, 28, 2012|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, H.U.M.A.N., Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

skelly

Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Disney is currently facing a media frenzy given its recent […]