Thinking about opening a moving and storage business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Successful Business Plans for Moving & Storage Businesses
As a startup small business owner, you need to have a business plan you can rely on for both external and internal purposes.
A shoddy business plan is a major misstep for a startup moving and storage business. Why? Because there are a multitude of reasons why your company can't succeed without a sound business plan.
From a business ownership perspective, that makes business planning your first priority - and not a task that can be assigned to the back burner.
Well in advance of opening a moving and storage business within your community, it's worthwhile to determine how strong the competition is. Use the link below to find competitors in your city. After following the link, enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of moving and storage businesses in your area.
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
After you've evaluated your local competitors, it's a smart move to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. The last thing they want to do is help you to be a better competitor.
Fortunately, somebody who runs a moving and storage business on the other side of the country will be much more likely to talk 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.
What's the best way to find a moving and storage business owner who is willing to advise you because you live in different cities?
No problem! Just use the link below and try a random city/state or zipcode. Then start dialing for advice until you are successful.
Business Brokerage for Moving & Storage Business Entrepreneurs
Business owners are decision makers. And the first decision you'll need to make is between a moving and storage business startup and an acquisition. In most cases, there are compelling financial and practical reasons buying an existing moving and storage business.
A qualified business brokers can provide a range of services designed to ease your transition into business ownership.
By leveraging the skills, expertise and network of a first-rate business broker, you eliminate the hassles commonly associated with the business buying experience.
Don't Forget About Franchising As an Option
If you are launching your first business venture, your best bet may be exploring whether there are good franchise opportunities that would be right for you.
Before you get too far along in your plan to open a moving and storage business, you may want to determine whether franchising might make it easy to get started.
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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