Taking the first steps to begin the journey of a new business today can be a very risky thing to do bearing in mind the state of the economy. Still, we find that every day there are so many people trying to start their own venture in one field or another. Entrepreneurship is a big that has bitten many people in the last few years. With the shift in consumer behavior, more and more startups have started becoming successful.
The business of packing and moving is at an all-time boom right now. With so many people shifting homes and offices every day, this is the time where people want to invest in this kind of a business. But just because taking a risk and emerging victorious LOOKS lucrative, doesn’t mean that it’s easy. Here’s how you can start your own uber for moving business and emerge victorious and successful from it.
Getting in the muscle
The common misconception that people have is that if you enter the moving business, you will have to buy big trucks and invest in a garage where you can park them. That’s not true at all. You don’t have to do any of that. All you need to do is get a small van to start with. Even your truck will do. Smaller projects don’t involve very large items to be moved, so you can weigh what you have and then take on projects that you think you can handle.
Another option is to get associated with a company that lets you rent trucks and bigger vehicles. So, if you are in an agreement for a revenue-sharing model or for a fixed pay model, you can take up bigger projects that fit your budget based on the money you need.
You can also decide on what kind of a moving company you would like to set up. It is going to be purely commercial, or are you planning on only doing households? Will you be interested in moving only ground floor properties or will you have enough manpower to handle different floors.
Put it on paper
When you begin a business there are too many things that happen parallelly in one’s head. Unless you put it on paper, you will end up missing out on some interesting things. This is why you must ensure that you put everything that you think of on paper.
When you finally are ready to take the big step, draft a proper business plan. This business plan should include every approved idea you have ever had with respect to this business. You have to draft a step by step plan with adequate information and knowledge about all important aspects such as funds, investment, budget, inventory, manpower, labor, office space etc.
Studies indicate that humans have always been more receptive towards the written than that which is simply an idea in the head. The moment you put something down on paper it becomes more real than something that is just whipped up in the head.
One excellent way of putting this into practice is to analyze how your competitors have devised their business plans. Walk into any library or conduct a simple search over the internet to find out what are the precursors to writing an effective business plan. Get all the points in your head and then jot them down.
Don’t worry too much about writing in detail. As you start exploring your business, the points will develop. Keep working at it actively and ensure that your draft grows as your business does.
Do a lot of research
Many legal formalities that might be required to undertake when it comes to starting an uber for moving business. Do a little research regarding this correctly. Once you know everything, you will be in a better position to start. Also, read up all that you can about the industry.
Get the figures right so that you know exactly how to proceed with the business. Get a timeline prepared in your head so that you can know if you are going in the right direction.
You will also have to get a decent amount of information about how to pack things safely for moving. You don’t want to damage anyone’s personal items. Knowing what you have been hired to do is how every successful professional company survives.
We have found that hiring an external agency to conduct research pertaining to your business can also be a very effective way of handling the business. If you appreciate data-based research it is best to leave it to the experts. If however, you are keener on understanding how the app directly affects your customers, it is best to use it as a customer and as a service provider to get first-hand information.
Get an uber for moving app
Get a local furniture delivery service near your application. This means you will now own an Uber for moving kind of application that will help people hire your services through a Smartphone. This is an on demand moving services kind of a model, wherein the user simply has to log into the app, mention his requirements and the app will automatically send you the request and give them an estimated quote.
Before you think of investing in any kind of business. Make sure that you take an active demo of the app. Download it on your handsets, and log in both as a user and as a service provider. Once you have done that, take a live on-road test to understand if this is what you are looking for. Once you get the hang of it, you will be in a better position to understand how you can proceed with this business.