October 31, 2014  
 
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How to Start a Typing & Word Processing Services Business

Contemplating opening a typing and word processing services business? To succeed, you'll need motivation, desire and talent.

Thinking about opening a typing and word processing services business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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How to Create a Winning Typing & Word Processing Services Company Business Plan

If you've done your homework, you already know that writing a business plan is the most critical thing you can do for your company.

Although it might seem like an unnecessary formality, your typing and word processing services company's business plan is a document that will shape your goals and strategies on a go-forward basis.

Furthermore, a good business plan will help you avoid key startup mistakes. Lacking a solid business plan, many startups find themselves rudderless and incapable of executing consistent decision making processes, while committed business planners rely on their plans to guide all of their decision making and short-term planning efforts.

Investigate the Competition

Prior to opening a typing and word processing services business within your community, it's essential to determine what the competition looks like. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors in your city. After clicking on the link, type in your city, state and zip code to get a list of typing and word processing services businesses near you.

Prior to opening your doors for business, be sure you fully understand the competitive landscape and where your new business will fit in.

Turning Competitors Into Collaborators

After you've evaluated your local competitors, you really ought to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. If you think your local competitors will give you advice, you're being overoptimistic. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

Fortunately, somebody who runs a typing and word processing services business in a different city may be more than happy to give you a few tips, given that you don't compete with them in their area. In that case, the business owner may be more than happy to discuss the industry with you. If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

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Acquisitions vs. Startups

Unfortunately, many inexperienced typing and word processing services business entrepreneurs approach ownership with the mistaken idea that a startup is their only option when they could also pursue a business acquisition.

Unless you have compelling reasons to launch a new business, buying an existing typing and word processing services business may be the better choice.

An acquired typing and word processing services business is a known quantity; a startup is less certain because its forecasts depend on estimated outcomes. If you're diligent about finding the right acquisition prospect, you may be able to leverage a business buying strategy to rapidly propel yourself into a position of industry leadership.

Don't Rule Out Franchising

The odds of achieving your primary goal of making a success of your new business increase when you join the ranks of franchisees in lieu of doing everything yourself.

If your goal is to start a typing and word processing services business, you may want to assess whether purchasing a franchise 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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