Wondering how to start a landfill and transfer station? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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How to Write a Top Quality Landfill & Transfer Station Business Plan
Your landfill and transfer station's business plan is a blueprint that describes your company and the strategy you will execute to achieve specific goals.
Since lenders and investors will use your plan to gauge risk, it needs to contain industry-specific benchmarks and a detailed marketing plan.
Early in the process, it's worth your time to learn how to write the market analysis section of a business plan. While a robust market analysis can be a selling point for a landfill and transfer station startup, weak market research is a sure giveaway for a business that hasn't invested adequate effort in planning.
Assess the Competition
Prior to launching a landfill and transfer station within your community, it's essential to find out how many competitors you have. Use the link below to find competitors in your city. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of landfill and transfer station 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 landfill and transfer station, it's essential that you speak with somebody who is already in the business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?
Thankfully, an owner of a a landfill and transfer station in a different city may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, after they realize you reside far away from them and won't be stealing their local customers. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. It can take a while to find an entrepreneur who is willing to talk, but it's well worth the effort.
How do you go about finding a landfill and transfer station entrepreneur on the other side of the country to talk to?
Here's one way to do it. Just use our link below, find somebody and call them.
Getting Started in Landfill & Transfer Station Ownership
There are two ways would-be entrepreneurs can gain entry to landfill and transfer station ownership: A startup or a business purchase.
Startup landfill and transfer station can be attractive because they allow the entrepreneur to have more control and greater influence. But financially, startups present significant challenges because lenders are typically hesitant to fund startup landfill and transfer station.
Acquired landfill and transfer station are known quantities - and are less risky for lenders. Although buying a business doesn't guarantee success, it substantially increases your odds of obtaining financing and achieving profitability.
Don't Rule Out Franchising
Franchising allows you to benefit from a proven system developed by the franchisor.
As part of your process in starting a landfill and transfer station, you would be wise to assess whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might simplify your entering the business.
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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