Simple, easy to start and oh, so profitable. Start a business courier service literally in less than a week. And, it won’t cost you an arm or a leg.
Another factor that draws entrepreneurs to a courier service business is the demand for such services.
Many businesses need legal papers, contracts, packages and special items delivered today, right now, but do not want to send an employee because of their workload, wage cost and increased liability insurance cost.
Also, retailers and small businesses, which have multiple locations within an area, often need intra-business transferring of items between locations.
When she lost her job, all she had to her name was a smart phone, a 3-year old mini-van (totally paid off), her rent paid for the next 23-days, a computer tablet and about 4-months of living expenses.
She got the idea for a business courier service when her friend asked her to pick up and take a package across town, as a favor.
She thought, “How hard can this be?”
This was about 8-months ago. I recently had a SKYPE call and asked how she started her company.
Rosemary said she just decided to jump in and start a delivery service. She did no courier service business plan. She just winged it.
Here is what she did.
In the beginning she had no designated delivery geographical area. She just wanted to get her feet wet.
Within 2-months, she said she had eleven companies sign up averaging about 8 deliveries per day.
“This was nothing to shout about,” Rosemary said. “But, this paid my rent and gas. I felt fortunate.”
After 6-months in business, 9 more companies and an average of 16 deliveries per day, she decided to split the city into zones with certain fees applied to delivery between zones.
Today, Rosemary has two part time independent contractors making deliveries with her. She is spending more of her time getting new business.
She just signed up with Solo Build It to help her build a website that will rank at the top in the search engines. She searched the Web looking for a company that gave proof that their methodology works in achieving a high ranking. She is optimistic!
After 8-months, Rosemary is profitable and even paying herself a small salary.
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