Description: Becoming a Snack-in-the-Box representative means that you will be joining a team of 80+ franchisees across the UK and Ireland; delivering snack products and drinks to small and medium businesses, servicing your own exclusive territory. Opportunities: Opportunities available throughout UK and Ireland. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £20,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, from the company. Home-based: Yes. Part-time: Yes.
Franchise Success Story: Andy Smith, Cheshire and Manchester
Franchising appealed to Andy, as he was attracted to the idea of continuing to work for himself but with the reassuring access to ongoing support. He decided to visit a franchise exhibition for inspiration and this is where he came across Snack-in-the-box (SITB). Andy says "initially, I was keen to invest in a retail franchise, however the onset of the economic downturn led me to choose distribution franchise SITB. This is because I felt the concept of snack vending machines was relatively recession proof and would be easier to expand."
Andy launched his SITB business in April 2008 and his territory spans across Cheshire and part of Manchester. So far he has built up the business to 75 vending machines, which provide him with an average weekly turnover of £1,700. By the end of 2009, he aims to have 100 machines operating profitably, generating a combined turnover of £2,000 a week. The transition from ice creams to vending machines has been relatively straightforward for Andy, as SITB provide intensive five-day start up training course to prepare their franchisees. Andy says "I was taught everything I needed to know in order to run the business, from paperwork, to ordering stock and assembling and maintaining the vending machines. I also had the opportunity to shadow an existing franchisee for the day.
As a SITB franchisee I love the fact I am still my own boss and now have a regular income throughout the year. I can work flexible hours, do not have to work every weekend and bank holiday, and the fact that I can finally take a holiday during the summer months is another big benefit!"
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