Many Aussies today are moving towards self-employment as there are greater rewards when working for yourself and more freedom as well. However, starting your own business is no easy fete and certainly not a removal company. Just like any business, you are going to have to put in a lot of effort, time, determination and perhaps a good portion of luck.
But, with the right information you can make it to being one of the bigwigs in the removals business. To feed you with the right information, here is a guide to starting up your own moving company.
• The startup costs
Luckily, the start-up costs are lower for a removals company compared to most businesses. If you already have a number of clients to start with, it’s a no-brainer. All you need are moving vehicles and some moving equipment.
• Be simple
When starting out, all you are going to need is a moving van, protective material for fragile goods insurance and a good set of muscles and of course great professionalism. Remember, positive referrals are what will build your customer base, including repeat clients.
When done well, this moving business can be very lucrative with great profit margins for as long as you are able to cut down your costs
Being your own boss gives you the greatest freedom. You are able to run your own business the way you want among other benefits.
• Buying your first van
It goes without saying that this is probably going to be your first purchase for the business. It’s advisable to start out with a second hand vehicle though you should ensure it’s in great shape. This will save you a bit of money to buy the other things you need.
Don’t be in a hurry, do a bit of research then proceed to make your purchase.
• Removals kit
You will need a set of customized accessories for your moving business. Trolleys, lifts, wheelbarrows, corner stoppers, blankets and straps are some of the things you are going to need to transport precious possessions as well as furniture.
This is a must have for any business. This will include insurance for your moving van, public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance and employer’s liability insurance. Research each one of this and look at the most urgent ones and start off with them.
The next step is to promote your business to get clients. As with any business, be professional, have good customer relations, work hard and you are going to be successful. Be patient and learn the trade then you can expand as your finances improve.