July 19, 2014  
 
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Starting a Hand Painted & Crafted Furniture Business

These tips are written for those who are thinking about starting a hand painted and crafted furniture business. This is a must-read before you open up shop.

Wondering how to start a hand painted and crafted furniture business? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Tips for Writing a Hand Painted & Crafted Furniture Company Business Plan

You know that a business plan is important. The only problem is that you don't have any idea how to write one.

Fortunately, you don't have to tackle your hand painted and crafted furniture company's business plan by yourself. These days, there are tons of great resources and solutions available to support the business plan writing process.

Our Business Plan Help section discusses some of the business plan resources other entrepreneurs have found useful.

Assess the Competition

Prior to opening a hand painted and crafted furniture business in your area, it's worthwhile to see what the competition looks like. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors nearby. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of hand painted and crafted furniture businesses in your town.

If there's too much competition, it may be wise to consider starting the business in a less competitive marketplace.

Finding a Non-Competitive Business Mentor

As part of your due diligence on opening a hand painted and crafted furniture business, be sure to speak with somebody who is already in the 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 hand painted and crafted furniture 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. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new entrepreneurs If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

So, what can you do to find an owner of a hand painted and crafted furniture business in another community?

It's not that hard. Just use the handy link below and enter in a random city/state or zipcode.

Benefits & Drawbacks of a Hand Painted & Crafted Furniture Business Acquisition

An acquisition can be a great way to enter hand painted and crafted furniture business ownership. But it's important to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of buying a business before you decide on either an acquisition or startup approach.

BENEFITS: Acquired hand painted and crafted furniture businesses should be profitable right out of the gate; they should also be capable of demonstrating a loyal customer base, brand identity and operational efficiencies.

DRAWBACKS: On the downside, hand painted and crafted furniture business acquisitions can be difficult to adapt to your unique business philosophy so it's important to make sure the business is capable of achieving your ownership goals before you initiate the buying process.

Consider Buying a Franchise

As an entrepreneur, your chances thriving in your new business greatly improve if you go the franchising route in lieu of doing everything yourself.

Prior to starting a hand painted and crafted furniture business, it's worthwhile to check out whether franchise opportunities in your space might be the right move 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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