Thinking about opening a wholesale dry cleaners business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Best Practices for Writing a Wholesale Dry Cleaners Company Business Plan
Many new wholesale dry cleaners business 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 wholesale dry cleaners business, 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.
Check Out the Competition
Prior to opening a wholesale dry cleaners business in your area, it's worthwhile to find out how you will fit in the competitive landscape. We've provided the link below to help you find competitors in your city. After following the link, enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of wholesale dry cleaners businesses in your area.
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
After you've evaluated your local competitors, it's essential that you speak with somebody who is already in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. What's in it for them?
However, a fellow entrepreneur who has started a wholesale dry cleaners business outside of your community may be more than happy to give you a few tips, once they realize that you are not going to directly compete with them in their community. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new entrepreneurs In my experience, you may have to call ten business owners in order to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.
How do you go about finding an owner of a wholesale dry cleaners business outside of your area who is willing to talk?
Simple. Let your fingers do the walking by using the link below.
Pros & Cons of Buying a Wholesale Dry Cleaners Business
An acquisition can be a great way to enter wholesale dry cleaners business ownership. But it's important to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of buying a business before you decide on either an acquisition or startup approach.
BENEFITS: Acquired wholesale dry cleaners businesses 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, wholesale dry cleaners business 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.
Is Franchising the Right Option?
Your chances of achieving the entrepreneurial goal of making a success of your new business go up significantly if you opt for franchising and benefit from the prior work of others and their lessons learned.
Before you get too far along in your plan to open a wholesale dry cleaners business, you may want to investigate whether there are good franchise opportunities available that 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.
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