October 19, 2014  
 
Gaebler.com is a daily online magazine covering small business news. We help entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into greatness.

Resources for Entrepreneurs

 

How to Start a Business

 

Starting a Survival Equipment & Supplies Business

Starting a survival equipment and supplies business is a rewarding experience if you do it right. We provide nuts-and-bolts information on successfully operating a small business.

Thinking about opening a survival equipment and supplies business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
(article continues below)

Successful Business Plans for Survival Equipment & Supplies Businesses

How good is your survival equipment and supplies company's business plan? If you aren't completely confident in the quality of your business plan, it could be because you haven't invested enough time and effort in its creation.

Although there are a lot of tasks screaming for your attention, cutting corners on your business plan can be a precursor to disaster. Why? Because there are a multitude of reasons why your company can't succeed without a sound business plan.

As a rule, don't exit the business planning process until you are completely satisfied with the scope and content of your business plan.

Investigate the Competition

Prior to opening a survival equipment and supplies business within your community, it's worthwhile to determine how many competitors you have. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors nearby. After clicking on the link, type in your city, state and zip code to get a list of survival equipment and supplies businesses near you.

Is the established competition doing a good job? It's important to understand their strengths and weaknesses and think through how you'll stake up against those established businesses.

Learn from Others Who Are Already In This Space

Once you've finished assessing the competion, be sure to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. If you think owners of nearby survival equipment and supplies businesses will give you advice, think again. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

However, an entrepreneur who owns a survival equipment and supplies business in a location that is not competitive to you may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

How do you go about finding somebody who runs a survival equipment and supplies business in another community?

Here's one way to do it. Just use our link below, find somebody and call them.

Advantages of Using a Business Broker

Startup survival equipment and supplies business and survival equipment and supplies business acquisitions each come with their own benefits and drawbacks. In most cases, there are compelling financial and practical reasons buying an existing survival equipment and supplies business.

Although you could navigate a business acquisition on your own, most prospective survival equipment and supplies business owners enlist the services of a business broker.

Top quality brokers with an industry track record understand the nuances of survival equipment and supplies business acquisitions and are equipped to make your transition to survival equipment and supplies business ownership as easy as possible.

Don't Rule Out Franchising

Your odds of avoiding failure in business are substantially improved if you purchase a franchise rather than going it alone.

Before opening a survival equipment and supplies business, you should assess whether franchise opportunities in your space might alleviate your startup process.

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.

Related Articles on Starting a Company

These additional resources regarding starting a business may be of interest to you.

How to Get a DUNS Number

Recurring Revenue Business Models

Buying vs. Starting a Business


Conversation Board

Did this article answer your questions about how to open a survival equipment and supplies business? This site for small business owners and entrepreneurs greatly appreciates your feedback.


Questions, Comments, Tips, and Advice  Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code
Problem Viewing Image
Load New Code

Are You Already a Survival Equipment & Supplies Business Owner?

If you currently own a survival equipment and supplies business, these resources will come in handy:

Marketing a Survival Equipment and Supplies Business

Selling a Survival Equipment and Supplies Business

Do You Sell to Survival Equipment & Supplies Businesses?

If you came here to learn about selling to survival equipment and supplies businesses, you're in the wrong place. These resources are more appropriate for you:

Selling to Survival Equipment and Supplies Businesses

Mailing Lists for Survival Equipment and Supplies Businesses

More Guides on How to Start a Business

If you are still exploring all of your options, please browse our directory of guides below.

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Features - Employee to Entrepreneur - Small Business Ethics

Good Business Books - Studying Entrepreneurship - How Kids Make Money

Social Entrepreneurship - Mergers and Acquisitions - Entrepreneur Blogs