Get Moving with These Transportation Business Ideas

Human beings are moving about more than ever before, and travelling is no longer a luxury preserved only for the rich. And with this increased demand, comes a host of opportunities for people with entrepreneurial minds. A lot of transportation businesses are relatively easy to set up, so you can get started once you establish the right plan. To give you a bit of inspiration, here are a few company ideas that you could consider putting into action.

Moving Van Business

Just as people are travelling more, people are also moving from house to house or apartment to apartment on a more regular basis. This is a relatively easy business to set up, but you will need something that will make you stand out from the crowd. Your basic startup costs involve purchasing one or more trucks, as well finding a place you can keep them. You will also need at least one employee, some general moving company knowledge, and an ability to interact well with customers.

Speciality Transportation

Rather than your run of the mill transport company, you could try establishing one that is a little more niche, such as ferrying around perishable goods, items that need to be refrigerated or particularly large objects. Though the market you are going to be targeting won’t be as big, you will be able to charge your clients more for the specialised service. You also need to establish your business in the right area. For example, if you plan on transporting medical equipment, you need to be near a hospital or other similar facilities.

Marine Shipping

Transporting items by boat is a huge business, but it is also one which requires significant start-up costs. First of all, you need to invest in the equipment - not just the boat itself but also the smaller details such as forklifts, crates, membrane switches etc. You will also need a good knowledge of import/export regulations, so you should be aware that this is never going to be the easiest of transport businesses to start.

Senior Services

Western populations tend to be ageing quickly, and there is an opportunity for businesses that involve taking old people from place to place. This could be on a more individual or group basis, but either way, you are likely to be able to get support for this venture through grant funders, corporate sponsors, and/or the government.

Bicycle Rental

We are going to finish things off with quite a different business idea, but one still directly related to transport. Tourism areas and cities are going to be the best places where you can establish your bicycle rental business. You will obviously need a storefront and storage space to keep everything. Perhaps you could even offer bike tours as an extra way of drawing in customers.

If you are interested in starting a business in transport, you could try out one of these ideas to see where it takes you.

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