June 20, 2018  
 
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These tips are ideal for those of you who plan on opening a safety school. Read this before you start!

Wondering how to start a safety school? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Business Plan Mechanics for Safety Schools

Haven't created a business plan for your safety school yet? You could be in big trouble.

Rather than avoiding your business plan, keep your business plan simple. Length and polish aren't as important as consistency, accuracy and thoroughness.

If your time is limiting, outline the essentials of your safety school's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.

Investigate Competitors

Before you open a safety school in your town, it's a good idea to determine how you will fit in the competitive landscape. We've provided the link below to help you generate a list of competitors in your city. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of safety schools in your community.

Prior to opening your doors for business, be sure you fully understand the competitive landscape and where your new business will fit in.

Turning Competitors Into Collaborators

If you want to open a safety school be sure to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. If you think your local competitors will give you advice, you're being overoptimistic. What's in it for them?

On the other hand, an individual who has a safety school outside of your community can be a great learning resource for 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. If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

How do you find somebody who runs a safety school who is willing to advise you because you live in different cities?

Here's how we would do it. Try the useful link below and key in a random city/state or zipcode.

Advantages of Buying an Established Safety School

It's no secret that entrepreneurs have a strong impulse to build companies from the ground up.

Yet a healthier and safer strategy may be to purchase an existing safety school.

Most notably, a safety school includes more than just assets - a brand identity and customer base come with the keys to the front door. And that's not to mention the fact that a purchase let's you avoid the trial-and-error mistakes that are common in startups.

Explore Franchising Options

Recognize that your chances of becoming a successful entrepreneur increase when you franchise in lieu of doing everything yourself.

If your goal is to start a safety school, you may want to assess whether buying a franchise could help you avoid common entrepreneurial mistakes.

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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