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By , November 26, 2013 1:18 pm


Expanding Customers Reach Via Mobile Vending Kiosks

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By , November 26, 2013 12:32 pm



Consider the benefits of unattended sales, mobile real-estate,

machine interchangeability, venue versatility

and immediate return on investment



For retailers, product kiosks are the perfect way to be present in areas where it is either not physically feasible to open a store or too expensive to do so.

This allows retailers to reach consumers in non-traditional places or in places where there is a need for a certain product.

Now add wheels and you have mobile automated sales available anywhere 24/7.


IVS – Trade Show Badge-Activated Vender Draws Crowds

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By , November 26, 2013 12:13 pm


Trade Show Badge-Activated Vender Draws Crowds At Ethernet Expo


NEW YORK CITY — Visitors to the Ciena Co. booth at the recent Ethernet Expo here lined up to scan their ID badges at a vending machine to receive a free t-shirt. The machine’s touchscreen display prompted visitors to swipe their NFC badges on a card reader below. A product selection screen then appeared, from which each badgeholder could choose a t-shirt that promoted Ciena, a provider of telecommunications networking services.

“It is a great way to give away swag and obtain ID badge information at the same time,” said Jeff Thibodeau of Innovative Vending Solutions, the Dayton, OH-based company that provided the machine for the promotion.

A Vending Renaissance – VendaCarts a Rebirth of the Vending Industry

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By , November 19, 2013 3:19 pm


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Renaissance (UK /rɨˈnsəns/, US /ˈrɛnɨsɑːns/, French pronunciation: ​[ʁənɛsɑ̃s], from French: Renaissance “re-birth”, Italian: Rinascimento, from rinascere “to be reborn”)[1

Carts Blanche, LLC is offering a re-birth in the vending industry.  VendaCarts is a vending renaissance, our revolutionary concept makes traditional and non-traditional vending mobile.  Vending is reborn with unlimited location opportunities to offer the savvy small business owner, entrepreneur, vending route driver, corporate and non traditional industry.  VendaCarts” the Future of Automated Retail Sales

“VendaCarts” is an innovatively smart and technologically driven Mobile Vending Store.  The kiosks design integrates five industries under one roof; banking–ATM’s and credit transactions, vending-automated, advertising-mobile billboards and digital signage, kiosk-mobility and technology– network and Wi-Fi enabled), creating up to 23 distinct revenue streams of income with operations being performed by a single person.

VendaCarts business trailers move automated retail sales and promotions intoa wider playing field multiplying locations and profits exponentially.

 The most technologically packaged mobile automated stores for retail sales globally.  Worldwide Shipping.

  Let Us Design Your Future


Tweets for Treats – BizBash – Social Media Marketing

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By , November 19, 2013 12:53 pm

From hashtags to tweets our friends Patrick and Jeff from Innovative Vending Solution are in the spotlight again in a big way with their social-media-fueled machines for branding including BareMinerals, Polaroid and Twitter itself.

Writer Lauren Matthews recently published an article for BizBash on IVS and as usual they are busy specializing in fabricating and configuring a variety of tricked-out-automated vending system that can dispense almost any kind of product.

Ideal for product launches and promotional events, IVS’s VP of Operations, Jeff Thibodeau says while Twitter has been the most popular platform so far, IVS has just launched a trade show badge activated machine, and is working on a Facebook-compatible model.

This past summer, Innovative Vending Solutions supplied experience operaimg-2758ted vending machine as part of a cross-country tour for fashion e-tailer ASOS. “In each city, we filled the machines with bags of different items,” says Linda Kovacs, the dFm’s director of partnerships and integrated marketing. “For example, at Lollapalooza they held sunglasses, and at Fashion Week Swim in Miami they were filled with bathing suits.” At the end of each event, the machine—which held 200 gift bags—was empty. “The online feedback was great,” Kovacs says. –

See more at: http://www.bizbash.com/tweet-for-treats-the-new-way-brands-are-encouraging-social-media-activity/new-york/story/27463/#sthash.9qRV2ygH.dpuf

Health and Diet Craze Hits VendaCarts Concession Business

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By , November 13, 2013 1:10 pm

According to Bigelow, the biggest and most successful health craze to hit the concession business in the last decade was the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet. And unlike many of the fad diets of the past, this one has lasted, Bigelow says.

article-1239948-07ADAFE2000005DC-83_468x394Responding to questions about nutrition and exercise, 38 percent of Americans says they made adjustments in their eating patterns to become healthier eaters.

America’s future consumers already are choosing healthier foods for snacks, according to a research study by the NPD Group, a marketing research firm. Fresh fruit apparently is the snack food of choice for boys and girls ages 2 through 12.article-2255355-0068EC5C00000258-792_306x375

The Health and diet craze is here to stay, so jump on board and

begin offering your customers what they want.

With our VendaCarts Mobile Automated Trailer even the smallest

unit that holds 4 vending machines can be the answer to your next

small business expansion.

Imagine the possibilities of offering 4 food lines to handle the large crowds at festivals, music venues, tourist attractions,

city wide events.  You can handle a large variety of prepackaged health and diet foods.  From fresh foods to prepackaged

frozen entrees, desserts and beverages.  The diet market has exploded with a vast array of delicious diet products that

are comparable to any homemade or restaurant dish.  ConcessionairesthCA360GIO are

finding success meeting the demand, not by grabbing and holding on tight to the  latest fad diet or food fashion but by

offering more of the fresh, nutritious products that, unlike diet products of the taste really great.

     Food manufactures today are giving the savvy consumer what they want.

Good Taste, Nutritional Information and Price Value


Carts Blanche Announces “Veterans 4 Vending” Model Business Program and Offering 10% Discount on VendaCarts

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By , November 11, 2013 11:48 am


“Carts Blanche, LLC Announces Veterans 4 Vending Turn-Key Business Model, Offering 10% Discount on Purchase of VendaCarts Trailers through February 2014”6836 JOFEMAR PICTURES_04

 Mobile, AL – November 10th, 2013  Veterans 4 Vending turn-key mobile automated business model has been designed to assist U.S. military veterans, and their families in the development of successful mobile vending businesses. In acknowledgement for the contributions of the U.S. military and their families, Carts Blanche, LLC is offering a 10% discount on the purchase of VendaCarts Trailers through February 2014.

Annette A. Nolan, CEO of Carts Blanche states, “through this program each client is mentored from the point of design, consultation and funding to established business.”

Our heroes have been trained as leaders to direct, delegate, motivate and inspire others; they are our new industry leaders.

To fully support each new “Veterans 4 Vending” turn-key business model, Carts Blanche has established a support division – Entrepreneurial, Research and Consultation. ERC service consultants offer customers customized consultation and research support providing 4 areas of expertise:

1.         Turn-key Business Design

2.         Product and Equipment Procurement

3.         Business Industry Resource Links

4.         Operational Support Services

This service is offered completely free, no franchise fees.

Carts Blanche’s stated goal is to expand our veteran’s competitive edge and save them 12 to 18 months of research and development time as they build their new profitable business through our Veterans 4 Vending Business Model. Additionally there are government programs in place that can assist veterans in developing a business plan and sourcing finance. Carts Blanche works with the SBA

VendaCarts mobile automated stores expand the marketplace for sales of vendible products into locations that are not traditionally served: Outdoor Venues, Universities, Disaster Relief Areas, Military Installations, Construction/Building and Shut Downs. The trailers range in size from 16’ to 24’ holding from four to eight vending machines.

Consider the combination of benefits: unattended sales, mobile real-estate, machine interchangeability, venue versatility and immediate return on investment.

“Carts Blanche Veterans 4 Vending Turn-Key Business Model offers a tremendous opportunity,” Nolan says, “I want the new client to understand the streamlined approach to establishing a vending business through our turn-key program.”

Happy Veterans Day From Carts Blanche

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By , November 11, 2013 9:23 am



SBA’s Small Business for Veterans – Patriot Express Program

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By , November 8, 2013 10:36 am

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Patriot Express

The Patriot Express Program is designed for small businesses that are 51 percent or more owned/controlled by veterans or members of the military community.
About the Program
Maximum Loan Amount: $500,000
Maximum SBA Guaranty %: Follows SBA standard 7(a) guarantee percentages
Interest Rate: Rate may be fixed or variable; lenders and borrowers can negotiate interest rate, but lenders may not charge more than 2.25 % over prime rate for loans of less than seven years and 2.75 % over prime for loans greater than seven years; lenders may charge 1 % more for loans of $50,000 or less and 2 % more for loans of $25,000 or less.
Eligibility Decision: Must meet standard SBA 7(a) loan eligibility and must be 51 % or more owned/controlled by:

  • Veteran (other than dishonorably discharged);
  • Active Duty Military: potential retiree within 24 months of separation and discharging Active Duty member within 12 months of discharge (TAP eligible);
  • Reservist and National Guard;
  • Current spouse of above or spouse of service member or veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
Revolving Lines of Credit: Up to seven years with maturity extensions permitted at the outset.
SBA Turnaround Time Within 36 hours
Forms: Streamlined: Lender primarily uses own forms and procedures.
Collateral: Lenders are not required to take collateral for loans up to $25,000; may use their existing collateral policy for loans over $25,000 up to $350,000, but must take available collateral for loans greater than $350,000.
Credit Decision By lender.
Purchase May request expedited SBA purchase on small loans or in situations where liquidation may be delayed.

Loans made under this program generally follow SBA’s standards for the 7(a) Loan Program.


A lender may be eligible to participate in Patriot Express if it currently participates with SBA and meets certain performance standards. There are no minimum SBA loan volume requirements to begin making Patriot Express loans. A non-SBA lender that makes a reasonable number of commercial loans of $50,000 or less may be eligible to participate, but must apply for SBA loan authority.

For More Information

For more information, contact your local SBA District Office.

Carts Blanche Works with Veterans to Mobilize Vending in their Business

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By , November 6, 2013 2:38 pm



SBA PATRIOT EXPRESS Loans that Mean Business for Veterans

If you’re a veteran, you could be in business right now, with the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs and services for veterans.

Carts Blanche’s veterans business resourse plan can put you to work in your own business.

The SBA “Patriot Express” loan programs to help people in the military community open their own small businesses.

Patriot Express loans are available to veterans, service-disabled veterans, active-duty military eligible for the military’s Transition Assistance Program, Reservists and National Guard members, current spouses of any of these groups, and surviving spouses of members or veterans who died during service or from a service-connected disability.

SBA Loans up to $500,000 may be used for business start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory or business-occupied real estate purchases. Interest rates generally are 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent above the prime rate, based upon the amount and maturity of the loan.

Veterans’ business development officers man SBA district offices in every state. They can provide lists of area Patriot Express lenders as well as additional small business advice and resources.

In addition, Carts Blanche, LLC and the Veterans Business Outreach Program provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring to eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Currently, the SBA has defined for regions for Veterans Business Outreach Centers. The centers provide pre-business plan workshops, concept assessments, business plan preparations, comprehensive feasibility analysis, entrepreneurial training and counseling, mentorship and other business developmental related services such as international trade, franchising, internet marketing and accounting Did you also know that the federal government’s goal is to award three percent of all annual military contracts to small businesses operated by service-disabled veterans – a great boost for your military-related small business.

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