Wondering how to start a land planning business? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
(article continues below)
How to Draft a Land Planning Company Business Plan
Your new land planning business needs a business plan. But if you've never drafted a business plan before, the process can be intimidating.
There is nothing magical about a first-rate land planning company business plan. If you can get past the mystique, you'll see that a business plan just describes where your land planning business is headed and how you intend to get there.
Although there are many uses for a business plan, it's most important function is to guide your decision making and strategic planning.
As a launching point, take a look at the sample business plans other business owners have used to achieve success.
Long before you open a land planning business in your town, it's a good idea to find out what the competition looks like. Try our link below to find competitors in your city. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of land planning businesses in your town.
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
If you want to open a land planning business it's a smart move to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. It'd be crazy for them to teach you the business.
On the other hand, an individual who has a land planning business in another town may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. In that case, the business owner may be more than happy to discuss the industry with you. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.
How would you find somebody who runs a land planning business outside of your area who is willing to talk?
Easy. Find them using our link below and start calling until you are successful.
How to Buy a Land Planning Business
Many experts advise against starting a land planning business if you can buy an established operation. Yet the process of buying a land planning business introduces a new set of challenges.
As you would expect, there are a number of steps in buying a business. To stay on track, you'll need to enlist the services of a business broker.
Business brokers specialize in helping buyers locate profitable land planning business opportunities. They are also adept at guiding you through the purchase process so you can avoid the mistakes that are commonly made by first-time land planning business owners.
Consider Buying a Franchise
If you want to minimize your chances of failing, you may want to look into going with a franchise network.
Before you consider starting a land planning business, you should determine whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might make your life much easier.
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 starting a business may be of interest to you.
If you currently own a land planning business, these resources will come in handy:
If you sell to land planning businesses, you're in the wrong place. Try these resources instead:
If you are interested in starting a different kind of business, please browse our directory of guides below.