July 22, 2014  
 
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How to Start a Truck Driving School

These tips are written for entrepreneurial folks who are thinking about starting a truck driving school. Read this advice before you begin your venture.

Wondering how to start a truck driving school? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Business Plan Mechanics for Truck Driving Schools

Haven't created a business plan for your truck driving school yet? You could be in big trouble.

In many cases, the best approach is to keep your business plan simple. Ultimately, your business plan is intended to be a resource for you, the business owner.

If your time is limiting, outline the essentials of your truck driving school's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.

Don't Ignore Competitors

Well in advance of opening a truck driving school in your area, it's worthwhile to determine how you will fit in the competitive landscape. We've provided the link below to help you generate a list of competitors in your area. After following the link, enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of truck driving schools in your area.

Is the local market large enough to support another truck driving school? If not, you had better be sure that you are doing things much better than the competition.

Talk to People Who Are Already in the Business

As part of your due diligence on opening a truck driving school, the next step is to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. What's in it for them?

But, a person who owns a truck driving school in another town may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

What's the best way to find a truck driving school founder in a different locale who can assist you?

It's not that hard. Just use the handy link below and enter in a random city/state or zipcode.

Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Truck Driving School

It's no secret that entrepreneurs have a strong impulse to build companies from the ground up.

Yet a healthier and safer strategy may be to purchase an existing truck driving school.

Existing truck driving schools are proven operations with dependable revenue streams. And that's not to mention the fact that a purchase let's you avoid the trial-and-error mistakes that are common in startups.

Don't Forget About Franchising As an Option

Your chances of achieving the entrepreneurial goal of making a success of your new business go up significantly when you join the ranks of franchisees instead of doing it all on your own.

Before opening a truck driving school, a smart move is to assess whether purchasing a franchise might help you avoid common entrepreneurial mistakes.

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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