If I were to start a business from scratch today, the first place I would start is not with what form my business should take. Take a unique spin on your local tour business like Erik from Vantigo He was starting his VW van tour business in San Francisco as just a side business idea while he was still working a full-time job, and grew it to being a sustainable source of full-time income before quitting—now he’s running a multiple van tour company on the back of what originally began as a crazy side business idea.
To stand a realistic chance of getting hold of the funds you need to get started, you’d be better off first focusing on your pitch.” Not only will it be easier to fix because it contains less, but you’ll also get feedback on it—most investors don’t bother reading the full business plan, though they may still expect you to have it.
Many professional wedding photographers charge between $2,500 – $10,000 ( or more ) to shoot a wedding, so it’s realistic that this side business idea could quickly blossom into becoming a full-time endeavor with the right happy clientele base that’s willing to refer you to their friends and family.
Or, you can start small by actually getting your hands dirty as a contractor, learning on the job before launching your own cleaning operations with the help of cleaning business management tools like Swept Beyond that, I’d recommend checking out Cleaning Zoom’s ultimate guide to starting a cleaning business if you plan on taking this business idea seriously—and be sure to have ready access to this checklist to ensure nothing flies under the radar on you cleaning appointments.
While drive and determination are fairly broad ranging concepts, I’m talking about the ability to get out of bed in a morning, not have that second cup of coffee, and not “just browse the internet” before you start calling potential customers or cutting a deal with suppliers.