If you are thinking about setting up a delivery business this year, you might be wondering what it will take to get started. Well, there are a few steps you’ll need to take to begin this business venture.
Get The Capital
A small delivery business can be setup for quite a low amount of capital. But if your aims expand beyond the typical norms then you’ll need to think about borrowing some money. Luckily, there are plenty of business loans that you can find online that could be useful here. You just need to make sure you can afford the advertised interest rate and any other costs that might be included.
Purchase A Delivery Vehicle
Again, your delivery vehicle will depend on the size of this particular business endeavor. If you are planning on setting up a small courier service, you can probably get away with using your own car. Don’t forget if you do use your own car, you can put fuel as a tax deduction. Any other car expenses may also be included in your deductibles. If you choose to buy a separate vehicle you’ll need to think about the size of deliveries and how far you expect to travel.
Learn To Drive
Finally, you will need to make sure you can deliver the products. Obviously, you may already have a driver license. But it’s worth pointing out that you will need a separate license for commercial deliveries. This is a CDL. The infographic below has everything you need to know about obtaining one.
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