Thinking about opening a body art and piercing business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
(article continues below)
Creating Business Plans for a Body Art & Piercing Business
Does your body art and piercing business have a business plan? If not, your company is lacking a critical business tool. If it's sound, your body art and piercing 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.
Time and time again, the best entrepreneurs we see rely on professionally crafted plans to guide their decision making. However, outsourcing doesn't completely eliminate your responsibilities in the writing process.
So even though a business plan writer might be the right move for your body art and piercing business, you can't completely outsource business planning. Instead, you'll need to remain proactively involved throughout the writing process.
Evaluate the Competition
Prior to opening a body art and piercing business in your area, it's essential to see how many competitors you have. Use the link below to find competitors in your area. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of body art and piercing businesses in your community.
It's important to be aware of what the competition is doing. Take the time to visit the competition to properly assess their strengths and weaknesses.
A Good Source of Advice
If you are interested in starting a body art and piercing business, you really ought to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. If you think owners of nearby body art and piercing businesses will give you advice, think again. It'd be crazy for them to teach you the business.
Fortunately, somebody who runs a body art and piercing business on the other side of the country 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. 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.
Where does one find a body art and piercing business manager who is willing to talk to you but doesn't live nearby?
Simply, try our helpful link below, type in a random city/state or zipcode, and start calling.
Is It Easier to Buy an Existing Body Art & Piercing Business?
Tough decisions are what business ownership is all about. And one of the first decisions you'll have to make is whether to start a business from scratch or buy an existing body art and piercing business.
In general, purchased body art and piercing businesses fare better than startups, at least during the initial few years. When you buy an established body art and piercing business, you gain access to a functional business operation with a customer base and a steady revenue stream.
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 body art and piercing businesses worth considering.
Consider Buying a Franchise
The odds of achieving your primary goal of making a success of your new business increase if you go the franchising route instead of doing it all on your own.
Prior to making the decision to open a body art and piercing business, you should investigate whether purchasing a franchise might alleviate your startup process.
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.
These additional resources regarding getting started as an entrepreneur may be of interest to you.
If you currently own a body art and piercing business, these resources will come in handy:
If you sell to body art and piercing businesses, this isn't the right place for you. These resources are more appropriate for you:
If you are still exploring all of your options, please browse our directory of guides below.