Preparing to start a blinds business
Do you want to start your own blind business? Are you working as an agent with the company getting the Lions share, when you could do the same work for yourself and make a lot more?
Do you want to start it as a standalone business, or add it to an existing business? In these times of austerity it makes sense to have another income stream.
Maybe you already run a blind business but want to run it more successfully, or are an agent for one of the national companies and want a bigger share of the profit for your hard work and expertise. Or are you thinking of adding blinds to a current business?
A list of some of the types of business which would be a good match for window blinds would include:
These would also be the sort of business to network with as they would make good introducers and would be able to put business your way, along with new build Show Homes, if you know of any other business that fits well with blinds please let me know and I will include it in any future Editions.
If you are adding blinds to an existing business you can still use your current business name and you will have customers on your data base who can be contacted right away to inform them you are now in the window blinds business as well, which should get you off to a flying start.
If on the other hand you are starting the business from scratch there are some things you need to do.
You will need to open a bank account in your business name to enable you to bank your money.
Please note that this article does not deal with the legal matters of running a window blind or any other type of business and you should look up the legal aspects in your own country.
First of all you will need some samples to show your potential customers and the best place to get these in the UK are at www.BlindsTrade.com the site you are on at the moment we will send you free samples of vertical and roller fabrics all with a six year Free warranty.
You should also purchase for five pound each, swatches of venetian blinds and wood Venetian, the cost will be refunded on the first orders of said blinds.
Vertical ,roller and venetian blinds of both types aluminum and wood are the easiest to deal with and a good place to start, you can then move on to the other types of blinds, Roman, pleated etc, and possibly later Plantation Shutters.
You will need to organize your stationary and marketing literature, so you will have to choose a company name. Choose a name with “blinds” in it and also use the name in a website domain.
The preparation for starting your business is now done.