The e-mails keep coming. A few days ago I asked my friends and family to be on the lookout for ATM’s. I describe the difference between a bank owned ATM and an independent ATM. I was strictly interested in the independents. I wanted to know exactly where the ATM is located, the name of the business, and what kind of business. With this information I am tracking the locations using a spreadsheet and a map with push pins.
Small Business Model Series
This small business model series of entries explains how a business is started, operated, and ultimately sold. It is viewed from the standpoint of the owner’s own thinking and the daily steps he takes to achieve success.
While I wait on family and friends to send me information on the location of ATM’s, I decided it is time to do some preliminary number crunching. My initial introduction to this illustrated a very good return. I’m really interested in determining if I can make some real money or will this be nothing more than an exercise in frustration.
The article explains that I really need to break my thoughts down into the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ of doing this. Based on my thinking so far, I’ve completed the ‘who’ and ‘what’ parts. I’m actually on the right track here working on the ‘Where’ aspect. I decided to follow the article’s suggestion of jotting down my thoughts to date on a legal pad.
This entry is part of a series of entries exemplifying the steps an entrepreneur takes from starting a business to selling the operation. It is a step by step process addressing the multitude of business concepts every small business owner must face. This is a 6 year example from Day 1 to the day the owner receives a check for selling his business. Read this series as if it you were experiencing all of the trials, tribulations and joy of owning and operating a business.