April 16, 2014  
 
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How to Start a Bird Feeders & Houses Business

Opening a bird feeders and houses business is your ticket to owning a good, stable business if you do it right. We provide a few secrets to improve your startup process.

Thinking about opening a bird feeders and houses business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Writing a Business Plan for a Bird Feeders & Houses Business

A carefully crafted business is your bird feeders and houses business's most important asset. If it's sound, your bird feeders and houses company's business plan will serve as a blueprint for success.

To assist your efforts, you may want to consider enlisting the aid of a professional business plan writer.

Professional business plans can often be more effective than plans that are created in-house. However, outsourcing doesn't completely eliminate your responsibilities in the writing process.

As the primary stakeholder in your bird feeders and houses business, you will intentionally need to insert yourself in various stages of the plan's development.

Evaluate Competitors

Long before you open a bird feeders and houses business in your town, it's a good idea to find out how strong the competition is. We've provided the link below to help you get a list of local competitors near you. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of bird feeders and houses businesses in your town.

If there's too much competition, it may be wise to consider starting the business in a less competitive marketplace.

Finding a Non-Competitive Business Mentor

After you've evaluated your local competitors, be sure to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. If you think your local competitors will give you advice, you're being overoptimistic. What's in it for them?

Fortunately, somebody who runs a bird feeders and houses business outside of your community may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, as long as they don't view you as a competitive threat. In that case, the business owner may be more than happy to discuss the industry with you. It can take a while to find an entrepreneur who is willing to talk, but it's well worth the effort.

Where do you find an entrepreneur who is running a bird feeders and houses business that lives outside of your area?

It's easy. Here's a link you can use to find a mentor outside of your area.

Should You Buy or Start a Bird Feeders & Houses Business?

Competition is tight these days and entrepreneurs can't afford to make many mistakes. So it's critical to get it right when deciding whether to start a business from scratch or buy an existing bird feeders and houses business.

In general, purchased bird feeders and houses businesses fare better than startups, at least during the initial few years. From a financial perspective, you'll receive more income sooner in a business purchase than you will in a startup.

Entrepreneurs who are committed to a highly unique value proposition may need to pursue a startup approach. However, in today's business-for-sale marketplace, there is an abundance of bird feeders and houses businesses worth considering.

Consider Franchising

You should know that your odds of making a success of your new business are higher if you become a franchisee and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.

If you are thinking about opening a bird feeders and houses business, a smart move is to check out whether franchising might simplify your entering the business.

The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.

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