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How to Start a Driver's Education Business
Written by Rayzelle Forrest Young for Gaebler Ventures
Need a push in the right direction for starting a driver training business? This article explains the requirements and necessary steps to get you going.
There are a few preliminary requirements that must be met before starting a Driver Training business.
Most states require that you must be 21 years of age, proficient in English, have a high school diploma and valid state driver's license. Here are the additional steps you need to take.
Enroll in and complete a state and DMV approved driver instructor certification program. You can use the internet or contact your local DMV to get information on certification programs in your area. Oftentimes the DMV will offer a driving instructor training program of their own.
Get the proper insurance for the vehicle you plan to use to conduct driver training. The DMV will be able to tell you what type of insurance you need to make sure your business and drivers are properly covered. Do not start taking clients until you are insured!
Go to your local city offices and get a business license to operate in your city. You will have to fill out a form stating your company name, location, and business description. In addition, a small fee will have to be submitted along with your license application.
Create a website for your driver training company. Individuals searching for a driver training school will turn to the internet 70 per cent of the time to find what they're looking for. Establishing an internet presence for your company will bring you a lot more business.
Market your business with door hangers and fliers. Attend youth sporting events and place your marketing materials on cars. It's also a good idea to pass out postcards and fliers at movie theaters on weekend evenings. Any place crawling with teens vying to get driver training is where you want to focus your marketing. In addition, you should list your company's number in the local phonebook. People still use this to look for businesses. Correctly using these marketing strategies will get you training a client in no time!
Rayzelle is an entrepreneur and writer. Based on her experiences as an owner of her own dance studio, she will share her personal tips on being a successful entrepreneur.
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