Food For Thought
What does your future have in store for you? How are you going to retire? Do you have an exit plan for your business when you want to move on or sell it? These are all questions every business owner should address. Ice sculpture business are mostly small operations, and are dependent on one or two peoples cultivated talents to carve ice for it. If you and the sculptures you produce with your hands are the driving force that makes your business work how are you going to sell your business and how is it going to work when your not there? Buy having a CNC that can produce your designs, you are now able to resell your ice sculpture business to a larger market of buyers.
CNC machines help add to the value of your business as an asset you can resell. The resell value of a machine does go down slightly over time, but you are still able to sell the machine for about 80-90% of the original purchase price, very similar to Clinebell Machines.
The Ice Magic name opened up around 7 franchises around the country using our machine to help set up the business. This would not have been possible without the aid of CNC technology.
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR 50+ LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH MACHINES or THESE COMPANIES WHO HAVE USED THE I-SCULPT CNC FOR YEARS....This is what they had to say about their I-Sculpt CNC......
“At first I thought a CNC would take the art out of ice sculpture… until I got one. Now I see that a CNC allows us to create more vivid sculptures and spend more time perfecting the detail of every sculpture.”
"The I-Sculpt CNC machine is a work horse!!! There are times when we run it 12 to 20 hours a day"
Alvin Hobbs Owner of Ice Sculptures Unlimited Atlanta, GA
"I finally "bit the bullet" and purchased the I-Sculpt machine May of 2009 and what a difference it has made in my life! After getting over the fear of operating the machine, I dont think anything can stop me know. It is very easy to operate and a huge time saver. I get 5 times the work accomplished now then I could before!"
Micheal Stoddard Owner of Seasons Catering and Special Occasion Lexington, KY
"After having made the decision to "get out of the ice age" and purchase a CNC machine, I immediately contacted Dean. Having known Dean from the National Ice Carving Association and competition circut, I knew instinctively that the integrity of the product he sold would be as high as his own.
In my mind, I had a vision of what the CNC might be able to do, but not being particularly skilled with computers, I worried about my ability to make the machine work, after all the machine is only as good as the operator. To my surprise the I-Sculpt program was easy to learn and operate.
One of my biggest concerns in making this business investment was the service after sale. The technical support and sharing of ideas has exceeded my expectations. My experience with the I-Sculpt machine has been as outstanding as the people behind it."
Maurie Pearson Owner of Black River Ice La Croose, WI
Max Zuleta Owner of Art Below Zero Zion, Il
David Van Camp Owner of Ice Visions St. Louis, MO
Steve Cox Owner of Creative Ice Seattle, WA