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Best Practices for Writing an Auditing Firm Business Plan
Many new auditoring firm owners feel unprepared for the challenge of writing a business plan.
But even though you have primary responsibility for drafting a business plan for your auditoring firm, you aren't entirely alone. These days, there are tons of great resources and solutions available to support the business plan writing process.
For more information, take a look at our Business Plan Help section.
Don't Overlook the Competition
Prior to opening an auditoring firm in your town, it's a smart move to determine how you will fit in the competitive landscape. Use the link below to get a list of local competitors nearby. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of auditoring firms that are close by.
How tough is the competition in the market you are considering? If the competition is too tough, you may need to think about starting the business in a different area or even start a completely different business instead.
Studying the Market
After you've evaluated your local competitors, the next step is 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.
However, an entrepreneur who owns an auditoring firm in another town can be a great learning resource for you, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. In that case, the business owner may be more than happy to discuss the industry with you. 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 find an owner of an auditoring firm in a different locale who can assist you?
No problem! Just use the link below and try a random city/state or zipcode. Then start dialing for advice until you are successful.
Pros & Cons of Buying an Auditing Firm
Although there are significant benefits to buying an auditoring firm (rather than launching a startup), it's important to weigh the pros and cons before you commit to a purchase scenario.
PROs: Acquired auditoring firms should be profitable right out of the gate; they should also be capable of demonstrating a loyal customer base, brand identity and operational efficiencies.
DRAWBACKS: On the downside, auditoring firm 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.
Consider Buying a Franchise
The probabilities on your surviving in business are higher if you buy a franchise and leverage their successful brand and track record.
If your goal is to start an auditoring firm, you should determine whether franchising 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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