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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 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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Jan 30, 2012

The Law of Attraction

By |Jan, 30, 2012|Categories: CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle|

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.

The Secret’s in the Telling
How One Age-Old Principle has Defined […]

Oct 31, 2011

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

By |Oct, 31, 2011|Categories: CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship|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.

How to Transcend from a “Good” Leader to a “Great” […]

Aug 01, 2011

7 Leadership Lessons to Live By

By |Aug, 01, 2011|Categories: CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship, Health & Nutrition|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.

7 Leadership Lessons from an NBA Coach
New Jersey Nets Coach […]

Jul 25, 2011

The 80/20 Rule for Successful Time Management

By |Jul, 25, 2011|Categories: CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship|

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.

The 80/20 RuleHow Utilizing This One Approach Will Prioritize Your […]

Dec 20, 2010

My Vending Route: HUMAN Employee Runs Profitable Vending Route

By |Dec, 20, 2010|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, Company Happenings, Entrepreneurship, HUMAN Franchisees|Tags: , , , , , , |

My Vending Route
After working with HUMAN for nearly a […]

Nov 03, 2010

The Crush It Report – Volume II

By |Nov, 03, 2010|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, CRUSH IT REPORT, Entrepreneurship|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.
Burning desire is the quintessential, required ingredient every successful entrepreneur MUST have before anything else. It's the "thing" that gets you out of bed in the morning, excited to start your day, and fully prepared to "Crush It." And you know we're all about "Crushing It" here at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Jun 01, 2010

Health Club Membership Tips: 5 Simple Ways to Get More Members

By |Jun, 01, 2010|Categories: ADVICE & EDUCATION, Entrepreneurship, Philosophies & Beliefs, Vending Tips & Tricks|

Health Club Membership Tips: 5 Simple Ways to Get More […]

Mar 10, 2010

The Future of Vending Machines

By |Mar, 10, 2010|Categories: Company Happenings, Entrepreneurship, The Bigger Picture, Vending News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A vending machine? A digital advertising platform? What is this […]