June 20, 2018  
 
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Starting a Swimming Pools Business

Opening a swimming pools business may be easier than you think.

Thinking about opening a swimming pools business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Core Characteristics of Swimming Pools Company Business Plans

Ask a dozen people how to write an effective business plan and you'll get a dozen different answers. But despite the diversity of approaches, there are some business plan features that are absolutely essential.

By skipping over time-consuming chapters on marketing, finance and other key business areas, you will jeopardize your business plan's overall effectiveness.

Although it will need to be incorporated into the flow of your plan, we strongly recommend considering a PEST (Political, Economic, Social & Technological) analysis for inclusion in your swimming pools company's business plan.

Investigate Competitors

Before you open a swimming pools business within your community, it's worthwhile to determine what the competition looks like. Try our link below to find competitors in your city. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of swimming pools businesses in your community.

Gain a knowledge of how existing firms have positioned themselves in the marketplace, and then design your business in a way that sets you apart from the others.

Getting Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs

If you are seriously contemplating launching a swimming pools business, be sure to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

Fortunately, somebody who runs a swimming pools business on the other side of the country will be much more likely to talk with you, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

How would you find a swimming pools business founder who is willing to advise you because you live in different cities?

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

Buying Advice for Swimming Pools Business Entrepreneurs

Without a doubt, it usually makes more sense to acquire a swimming pools business than it does to pursue a startup.

Yet for many entrepreneurs, financing represents a major hurdle to buying a swimming pools business. The good news is that it's easier to finance an existing company than it is to finance a startup business. However, there is still some distance that needs to be traveled before you can secure enough funding to put your name on the letterhead.

Our Business Acquisition Financing Tips have the information you need to successfully navigate the challenges of financing your new business.

Don't Rule Out Franchising

Your chances for doing well in business go up significantly when you opt to franchise instead of doing it all on your own.

Before you consider starting a swimming pools business, a smart move is to assess whether buying a franchise could 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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