If you have been reading this blog any length of time you know I hate internet marketing hype. If you know me personally I am one of “those people” that like facts to match implied results and words to actually be used as defined. Pretty much the antithesis of advertising in general. A recent Facebook group popped up hitting every anti-hype nerve I have.
Mercenary, school and concessions. Which word doesn’t belong? Schools and concessions describe maybe athletic events, or a course in food service. Hmmm, must be mercenary and the real definition is:
Perhaps someone, anyone, can explain the logic of naming a group after a gun toting, unethical person and then associate it with SCHOOLS and attempting to gain school concession contracts. Not real bright.
One picture on the group page shows a table with 13 stacks of money. Five stacks of 5-dollar bills, 7 stacks of 20-dollar bills and one that looks like a stack of 10’s. The piles are loosely stacked giving them an inflated height, so it is difficult to know exactly how much money is pictured. One cannot see the entire stack, so they could all actually be 1-dollar bills underneath. Since the definition of mercenary indicates the founder identifies with unethical practices who knows how much is really there. I will attempt to guess. I have been counting money for 40 years and never, ever stacked money is such a hap-hazard manner, let alone photograph and then post it on a public page. This only invites a thief and puts you and your business at risk. Getting back to the picture, the stacks should be all turned the same direction, straight and compressed. I’ll assume this is a photo-op to impress the viewer. (If you don’t understand why your bills must be faced email me, I’ll explain and maybe save you some embarrassment at the bank when you pass ‘accidently’ counterfeit bills in your deposit.)
The stacks of 5’s are in the foreground and appear to taller than the stacks of 20’s. I’ll assume the stacks are in a counted stack ready to be bundled. Generally, stacks are counted to 50 bills and banded. Thus the 5’s stacks should equal $250. The 20’s stacks appear shorter and could be banded in 25 count stacks for a total of $500. The ten stack is hard to see so I assume it is also a 25-count stack for $250 total. Thus, the picture shows, at minimum, a total of $5000 with this caption:
If you want money like this after a Friday night High School football game let me know! Our company can take 1 more client. We specialize in helping you get the contracts to High Schools and youth sporting parks!
My questions are:
How do you do this or even vend in the traditional sense without having to seek unethical assistance? Follow these steps (assuming you already have a viable food vending business):
Confused or unsure on how to get the contracts and be successful? Email me, I’ll help for free. I can take all the clients that need help, no pretend scarcity, ever.
I have had a passion for helping people since an early age back in rural Kentucky. That passion grew into teaching and training managers and owners how to grow sales, increase profits, and retain guests. You’ll find a ton of information here about improving restaurant and food cart/trailer operations and profits. Got questions? Email me at Bill_Moore@live.com