October 21, 2017  
 
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How to Start a Labor Union

This advice is ideal for those of you who hope to start a labor union. Read this article before you begin your venture.

Wondering how to start a labor union? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Essential Features of Business Plans for Labor Unions

Every business plan is unique, yet the most effective plans share a handful of essential traits.

If your plan lacks required elements like an executive summary or marketing plan, it could jeopardize its potential to deliver real benefits to your startup.

To discuss the external factors that will influence your startup, consider dedicating a section of your business to a PEST (Political, Economic, Social & Technological) analysis.

Check Out Competitors

Well in advance of opening a labor union in your area, it's essential to find out how strong the competition is. Try our link below to find competitors nearby. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of labor unions that are close by.

How tough is the competition in the market you are considering? If the competition is too tough, you may need to think about starting the business in a different area or even start a completely different business instead.

Studying the Market

If you want to open a labor union the next step is to learn from folks who are already in business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

Thankfully, an owner of a a labor union outside of your community can be a great learning resource for you, after they realize you reside far away from them and won't be stealing their local customers. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. In my experience, you may have to call ten business owners in order to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

So, what can you do to find a labor union owner that lives outside of your area?

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

Advice for Acquiring a Labor Union

Without a doubt, it usually makes more sense to acquire a labor union than it does to pursue a startup.

Yet for many entrepreneurs, financing represents a major hurdle to buying a labor union. The good news is that it's easier to finance an existing company than it is to finance a startup business. However, there is still some distance that needs to be traveled before you can secure enough funding to put your name on the letterhead.

Even so, before you approach lenders, we strongly recommend you dedicate a few minutes to reviewing our resource on Business Acquisition Financing Tips.

Consider Franchising

The odds of doing well in business zoom upwards if you become a franchisee and leverage their successful brand and track record.

Before starting a labor union, a smart move is to determine whether franchising might make it easy to get started.

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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