Wondering how to start a packing and crating business? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Tips for Writing a Packing & Crating Company Business Plan
As a startup entrepreneur, you're learning that small business ownership can be a lonely career path. That's especially true when it comes to writing a business plan – the seminal document that will shape the direction of your new packing and crating business.
The good news is that business plan help may be closer than you think. 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.
Don't Overlook Competitors
Long before you open a packing and crating business in your area, it's a good idea to see how strong the competition is. Use the link below to get a list of local competitors in your area. After clicking on the link, type in your city, state and zip code to get a list of packing and crating businesses near you.
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
If you are seriously contemplating launching a packing and crating business, be sure to have a conversation with someone who is 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.
Thankfully, an owner of a a packing and crating business outside of your community can be a great learning resource for you, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice 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.
How does one quickly and easily locate a packing and crating business owner in a different locale who can assist you?
Easy. Find them using our link below and start calling until you are successful.
Benefits & Drawbacks of a Packing & Crating Business Acquisition
An acquisition can be a great way to enter packing and crating 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.
PROs: Existing companies have proven business models and a history of profitability. They should also have some degree of brand recognition and an established customer base.
DRAWBACKS: On the downside, packing and crating 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.
Is Franchising the Right Option?
Your chances for achieving your top business goals are higher if you go the franchising route and leverage their successful brand and track record.
Before you consider starting a packing and crating business, you would be wise to assess whether franchise opportunities in your space might make your life much easier.
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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