September 23, 2018  
 
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How to Start a Survival Schools & Instruction Business

These tips are ideal for entrepreneurial folks who plan on opening a survival school. Read this advice before you start!

Thinking about opening a survival school? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Business Plans 101 for Survival School Startups

You've been working on your survival school's business plan for a while now and you think you're really starting to make progress. You've covered your mission, your strategy and the financial chapter is top notch. Now it's time to address details about your industry.

Industry analyses are standard chapters in survival school business plans and are often required by lenders or investors. Industry analyses are critical for contextualizing your startup within an industry setting.

To succeed, you'll need to be careful to avoid common industry analysis mistakes and to accurately represent your startup in an industry context.

Don't Ignore the Competition

Well in advance of opening a survival school in your area, it's worthwhile to find out what the competition looks like. We've provided the link below to help you get a list of local competitors in your city. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of survival schools 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

Once you've finished assessing the competion, you really ought to speak with somebody who is already in the business. If you think your local competitors will give you advice, you're being overoptimistic. The last thing they want to do is help you to be a better competitor.

However, a fellow entrepreneur who has started a survival school in a different city may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. 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.

How does one go about finding a survival school manager in another community?

Simple. Let your fingers do the walking by using the link below.

Gaining Access to Survival School Ownership

Common sense will tell you that to enter the world of survival school, you'll either need to start a new business or acquire a promising company on the business-for-sale marketplace. There are a lot of benefits of buying a survival school.

If you're on the fence consider this: There has never been a better time to acquire a survival school. The down economy has resulted in a glut of available businesses, many of which can be acquired for bargain prices.

Consider Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise doesn't guarantee success, but it will make starting a business much easier.

Before you consider starting a survival school, it's worthwhile to investigate whether purchasing a franchise might be the right move for you.

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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