When we need to get to a destination, we’ll usually take public transport or get a taxi. Many of us might even drive ourselves to where we want to go. But something that is growing in popularity is travelling by limousine!
The thing about limousines is that they allow us to get to where we want to be in style. There was once a time where only celebrities and politicians would travel via a limousine. Nowadays, they are within most people’s reach.
Are you thinking of setting up a new enterprise soon? If so, one business idea that may prove lucrative is a limousine service! In today’s blog post, I will give you a brief rundown on how you can set up a new limo business the smart way! Here is what you need to know:
Find some suitable premises
The first thing you need to do is spend some time looking for suitable premises for your new limousine service. Its primary function is to serve as your firm’s “hub.”
It will need to have a storage area for your vehicles when they aren’t getting used by customers. And it should include some office space where your staff and clients can go. I recommend looking for areas such as industrial parks. That’s because they tend to be more secure than standard commercial premises.
Add some vehicles to your fleet
Once you’ve identified somewhere to set up your new business, the next step is to get some limousines! Some company owners buy their fleet vehicles. But it makes more financial sense to lease them.
That way you don’t have to worry about maintenance costs. The only things you pay for are annual services, tax and insurance. Talking of insurance, it pays to organize a fleet insurance policy. Firms like Insure Fleet can often get you better deals on your policies. Better than just getting some online quotes from individual insurers, that is.
Hire some drivers
Those limos aren’t going to drive themselves! It’s crucial that you hire a team of skilled and professional drivers. They should be people with years of experience in driving limousines. And they should have clean driving licenses.
As part of the service you offer, your drivers should have a uniform they wear whenever they drive clients around. You should do plenty of background checks on potential drivers before you hire them. Especially if you get contracts driving young and vulnerable people around.
Another requirement for your new drivers is that they have a valid chauffeur’s license. Such rules vary from state to state and even country to country. Spend some time finding out what rules they need to satisfy before you hire them.
Once your business is up and running, you now need to tell everyone about what you offer! Setting up a website and social media accounts is one way to help spread the word. Another is to advertise in local newspapers and magazines.
Radio commercials are also another way of reaching a large audience without spending a lot on advertising.
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