Wondering how to start a wholesale t-shirt business? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Tips for Writing a Wholesale T-Shirt Company Business Plan
As a startup entrepreneur, you're learning that small business ownership can be a lonely career path. That's especially true when it comes to writing a business plan – the seminal document that will shape the direction of your new wholesale t-shirt business.
Fortunately, you don't have to tackle your wholesale t-shirt company's business plan by yourself. These days, there are tons of great resources and solutions available to support the business plan writing process.
Our Business Plan Help section discusses some of the business plan resources other entrepreneurs have found useful.
Prior to launching a wholesale t-shirt business in your town, it's worthwhile to determine how many competitors you have. Try our link below to get a list of local competitors in your city. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of wholesale t-shirt businesses that are close by.
Is the local market large enough to support another wholesale t-shirt business? If not, you had better be sure that you are doing things much better than the competition.
Talk to People Who Are Already in the Business
As part of your due diligence on opening a wholesale t-shirt business, you really ought to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. It'd be crazy for them to teach you the business.
But, a person who owns a wholesale t-shirt business in a different city may be more than happy to give you a few tips, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new entrepreneurs If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.
What's the process for finding a wholesale t-shirt business entrepreneur in a different locale who can assist you?
Here's one way to do it. Just use our link below, find somebody and call them.
Benefits & Drawbacks of a Wholesale T-Shirt Business Acquisition
An acquisition can be a great way to enter wholesale t-shirt 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: 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: However, purchased companies can also come with pre-existing challenges and/or liabilities. Ultimately, it may be more difficult to tailor a purchased business to your ownership style.
Is Franchising the Right Option?
The odds of achieving your primary goal of becoming a successful entrepreneur go up significantly when you join the ranks of franchisees rather than going it alone.
If your goal is to start a wholesale t-shirt business, you should determine whether franchise opportunities in your space might make your life much easier.
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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