Thinking about opening a log siding business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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How to Write a Simple Log Siding Company Business Plan
Haven't created a business plan for your log siding business yet? You could be in big trouble.
At Gaebler, we advise new business owners 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 log siding company's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.
Look Over the Competition
Long before you open a log siding business in your town, it's a smart move to see how you will fit in the competitive landscape. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors nearby. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of log siding businesses in your community.
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 from folks who are already in 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.
On the other hand, an individual who has a log siding business outside of your community will be much more likely to talk with you, given that you don't compete with them in their area. 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 do you go about finding a log siding business founder outside of your area who is willing to talk?
It's easy. Here's a link you can use to find a mentor outside of your area.
Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Log Siding Business
It's no secret that entrepreneurs have a strong impulse to build companies from the ground up.
But from a business and financial perspective, it may make more sense to leverage an existing log siding business as your vehicle for world domination.
Existing log siding businesses are proven operations with dependable revenue streams. When you buy, you also gain the ability to sidestep all of the trial-and-error that comes standard with any log siding business startup.
Don't Rule Out Franchising
The odds of achieving your top business goals are much greater when you opt to franchise and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.
If you are thinking about opening a log siding business, you should investigate whether purchasing a franchise might make sense 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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