October 17, 2017  
 
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Starting an Educational Equipment & Supplies Business

Is it your destiny to open an educational equipment and supplies business? It's time to turn the dream into reality.

Wondering how to start an educational equipment and supplies business? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Tips for Writing an Educational Equipment & Supplies Company Business Plan

Many new educational equipment and supplies business owners feel unprepared for the challenge of writing a business plan.

Fortunately, you don't have to tackle your educational equipment and supplies company's business plan by yourself. These days, there are tons of great resources and solutions available to support the business plan writing process.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, take a look at Gaebler's Business Plan Help section for a list of business plan writing resources.

Consider Competitors

Prior to launching an educational equipment and supplies business in your town, it's worthwhile to see what the competition looks like. Use the link below to generate a list of competitors in your city. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of educational equipment and supplies businesses that are close by.

If there's too much competition, it may be wise to consider starting the business in a less competitive marketplace.

Finding a Non-Competitive Business Mentor

If you are seriously contemplating launching an educational equipment and supplies business, the next step is to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?

Thankfully, an owner of a an educational equipment and supplies business on the other side of the country may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, after they realize you reside far away from them and won't be stealing their local customers. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. It can take a while to find an entrepreneur who is willing to talk, but it's well worth the effort.

How does one quickly and easily locate an educational equipment and supplies business founder outside of your area who is willing to talk?

We can help. Follow the link below, try a few city/state combos or zipcodes, and then start calling!

Pros & Cons of Buying an Educational Equipment & Supplies Business

Although there are significant benefits to buying an educational equipment and supplies business (rather than launching a startup), it's important to weigh the pros and cons before you commit to a purchase scenario.

BENEFITS: 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: Acquired educational equipment and supplies businesses sometimes have entrenched processes and systems that run counter to your business objectives. If an acquisition target appears unmalleable, move on to another prospect.

Don't Forget About Franchising As an Option

Speed to market is an essential factor in startup success. Franchise startups dramatically shorten the startup cycle, giving your business a fast track to earnings, profits and growth.

The link below will take you to the Gaebler training and education franchise directory, a resource containing a list of educational equipment and supplies business franchise startup opportunities in your area.

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