Thinking about opening a log and timber buyers business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
(article continues below)
Business Plan Mechanics for Log & Timber Buyers Businesses
If you're putting off writing a business plan because you're intimidated by the process, here are the words you've been dying to hear: Business plans for log and timber buyers businesses don't have to be complicated.
At Gaebler, we advise new business owners to keep your business plan simple. Even though there are certain issues your plan needs to address, business plans are fluid documents that are intended to adapt alongside your log and timber buyers business.
Instead of investing countless hours in a lengthy business plan, put pen to paper now and document the essentials with the understanding that your plan will be revised as you move forward.
Prior to launching a log and timber buyers business in your area, it's essential to see how you will fit in the competitive landscape. Use the link below to find competitors near you. After following the link, enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of log and timber buyers businesses in your area.
Gain a knowledge of how existing firms have positioned themselves in the marketplace, and then design your business in a way that sets you apart from the others.
Getting Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs
As part of your due diligence on opening a log and timber buyers business, 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. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?
On the other hand, an individual who has a log and timber buyers business in a different city may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, 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. 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.
The key question new becomes: how to find an owner of a log and timber buyers business on the other side of the country to talk to?
Easy. Find them using our link below and start calling until you are successful.
Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Log & Timber Buyers Business
We know . . . From the time you were a kid you dreamed about starting a business from scratch and growing it to a position of market dominance.
Yet a healthier and safer strategy may be to purchase an existing log and timber buyers business.
Existing log and timber buyers businesses are proven operations with dependable revenue streams. As an added bonus, you'll also gain the ability to headaches and hassles of startup trial-and-error.
Franchising May Be a Better Way to Go
The probabilities on your thriving in your new business zoom upwards when you franchise instead of doing it all on your own.
If you are thinking about opening a log and timber buyers business, you may want to determine whether there are good franchise opportunities available that 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.
These additional resources regarding starting a business may be of interest to you.
If you currently own a log and timber buyers business, try these useful resources:
If you sell to log and timber buyers businesses, you're in the wrong place. These resources are more appropriate for you:
If you are still exploring all of your options, please browse our directory of guides below.