Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jocelyn Covington, Owner of S & J Vending Machines LLC., located in Jacksonville, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

S & J Vending Machines LLC is a vending provider based in Jacksonville, Florida. Our company aims to provide your business with the convenience of on-the-go snacking. We offer a range of appealing snacks, drinks, and product vending that are sure to please. To our customers, we offer vending locations and placement. If you are looking for a machine for your current location, we will find one for you.

Tell us about yourself

I am a single parent of two. I started this business for generational wealth. I wanted my kids to know that you don’t have to give up on your dreams. I wanted to make my own schedule and be there for my children.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is that my business became a six-figure company in less than two years. We are able to help people grow their businesses.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

My hardest thing is marketing; I need to post every day. I am bad at promoting myself.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do your business the right way.
  2. Invest in yourself.
  3. Never give up on your vision.

Where can people find you and your business?


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