Thinking about opening a used major appliances business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
(article continues below)
Business Plan Mechanics for Used Major Appliances Businesses
If you're putting off writing a business plan because you're intimidated by the process, here are the words you've been dying to hear: Business plans for used major appliances businesses don't have to be complicated.
At Gaebler, we advise new business owners to keep your business plan simple. Length and polish aren't as important as consistency, accuracy and thoroughness.
If your time is limiting, outline the essentials of your used major appliances company's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.
Before you open a used major appliances business in your town, it's essential to determine what the competition looks like. Use the link below to generate a list of competitors in your city. Simply enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of used major appliances businesses in your town.
Prior to opening your doors for business, be sure you fully understand the competitive landscape and where your new business will fit in.
Turning Competitors Into Collaborators
As part of your due diligence on opening a used major appliances business, be sure to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. If you think your local competitors will give you advice, you're being overoptimistic. Why would they want to educate a future competitor?
On the other hand, an individual who has a used major appliances business in a location that is not competitive to you may be more than happy to give you a few tips, as long as they don't view you as a competitive threat. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new 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 owner of a used major appliances business outside of your area who is willing to talk?
Here's how we would do it. Try the useful link below and key in a random city/state or zipcode.
Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Used Major Appliances Business
We know . . . From the time you were a kid you dreamed about starting a business from scratch and growing it to a position of market dominance.
But from a business and financial perspective, it may make more sense to leverage an existing used major appliances business as your vehicle for world domination.
Existing used major appliances businesses are proven operations with dependable revenue streams. As an added bonus, you'll also gain the ability to headaches and hassles of startup trial-and-error.
The chances of thriving in your new business increase if you purchase a franchise and leverage their successful brand and track record.
If you planning on starting a used major appliances business, you would be wise to investigate whether purchasing a franchise might make sense for you.
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.
These additional resources regarding starting a business may be of interest to you.
If you currently own a used major appliances business, try these useful resources:
If you came here to learn about selling to used major appliances businesses, you're in the wrong place. These resources are more appropriate for you:
If you are still exploring all of your options, please browse our directory of guides below.