So our ATM Business is just moving along non-stop and we couldn’t stop it if we wanted to! A company that we have bought some of our ATM’s from just emailed me recently and asked if Kathy and I were interested in placing our ATM in a particular location because it was too far for them.
The location is a high-end salon and spa. They no longer let folks put their tips on the credit card, so they wanted an ATM in there so folks would hopefully tap the ATM so the stylists could still get a tip. I don’t know how well this ATM will do, but we’re willing to find out. Worse comes to worse, we have another ATM that we can place somewhere else if we’d like.
Actually, the hair salon that Kathy and I go to just recently started implementing the same rule: no tips on credit cards. We’ve been on him since January 1st to let us put an ATM in there. All of the stylist we’ve talked to want one bad, because they keep getting screwed on tips! But he, the owner, keeps sticking to his story that “they haven’t been having any issues with tips.” I.E. He is the owner, so people are still allowed to tip him on their credit cards 😉 So maybe he ain’t having any problems but I know the girl that did my hair last time got screwed by me because I forgot cash and she said that some days everyone forgets and somedays maybe just 1 or 2 forget. So I feel bad for them.
Anyway, this other salon and spa owner is very concerned for her stylists and it even showed with the ATM fee. She refused to take any profit sharing because she wanted the ATM surcharge to be low for her customers (and in a sense for her stylists.)
We’ll see how things go. Turns out, Kathy use to work with the salon owner way back in the day……small world.
On a quick note: yesterday my stepbrother played the “tinman” in his first ever play. He acted fantastically and oh my gosh he can sing too. Awesome job Zach! But prior to the play my dad and stepmom had a party at their house for him. So my stepmoms family was there.
One of her cousins owns tonssss of self-storage units and he funds them all with private money for the most part. Smaller deals he has used all private money; larger deals he has gotten a big chunk of private money and then financed the rest. He is just so intrigued by my ATM business and by us getting private money for our ATM business.
So he and I had a lot to talk about and we exchanged email information. He gave me some tips for him getting private money (he solely gets his from friends, family and ex-coworkers.) And I gave him some tips about the ATM business and how he may go about getting private money for his business from folks he doesn’t even know yet 🙂
Ok gang that’s it for now……..and in case you were wondering….the ATM Business Blueprint is coming…..I had a graphics issue…fired the old graphics artist and am getting ready to hire a new one. What can ya do?