Tips For Starting A Small Removals Business
127 Starting any business can be a daunting endeavour, especially with a removals business. You can’t possibly pack all that furniture on your own, can you? But, like any business, knowing what to do and being smart can lead to good things.
Here’s some tips to help out, whether you’re doing Sydney removals or someplace else.
Determine what services you’ll be offering
First off, you need to know what your business will be doing.
- Man and van is just you and your van, helping customers load, unload and move stuff. Best for solo operators, and has high demand due to cheap rates.
- Self-load is just you driving your van; with the clients handle the loading. Also good for solo and low -income clients.
- Home removals, is where more expensive services and a good business partner comes into play. Suited for upper-middle class households with three or more rooms.
- Commercial removals are large scale, for dealing with offices, shops and workplaces that need moving their fragile stuff.
Set a range
Determine how far you can go, how much distance you can cover when you ship. You can limit yourself to moving stuff within city limits, which can still be pretty big when you’re handling London or Sydney removals. If you’re feeling bold, then go cross-country. Just remember that more distance equals more expenses.
It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re running, you need to get the proper certification. Also make sure your vehicle is certified as well. For international operations, something like an OMNI (Overseas Movers Network International) certification can work wonders for you.
Immediately after getting certification for your operations, make sure to get insurance. It’ll protect you from any issues should the worst come to pass, so it’s a practical choice. Most people wouldn’t even consider hiring you if you’re not insured.
Set up a budget
This one cannot be stressed. You need to be ready for the financial toll running a removal business can take. Your van, your tools, packing materials, etc. all of which need to be considered when you’re planning out the financing.