According to Forbes, about 543,000 small businesses start up every month but more than that close down every month. As a small business owner you are always on a look out for ways of earning extra money for your small business and for ways to set your business apart from others. Being a part of the moving and storage industry might be the right move for you. Here’s why:
- 17 to 20 million people may move this summer.
- 1 out of 5 people move every year.
- The average person moves 11 times in a lifetime.
As moving continues to be an integral part of our society and culture, the demand for moving equipment and locations also continues to grow. In order to offer more convenient locations to customers and reduce carbon emissions, U-Haul partners with local businesses. The U-Haul dealer program allows businesses to bring in new customers and make additional income. U-Haul maintains and owns all of the moving equipment, so businesses need only a computer, little extra land and labor to get started.
Easy Start Up
Believe it or not, there are no start-up or franchise fees for the dealer program. As mentioned earlier, you just need a little extra land and labor. U-Haul will even help you with advertising by supplying basic signs, banners, product literature, moving guides, and packing planner checklists at no charge. Although you probably will not be spending $3.5 million on a commercial during the Super Bowl, as a small business owner you are aware of how much advertising can cost. U-Haul will even promote your location on their online Location Finder.
What’s In It For You
Back to the making extra money part, if you join the dealer program you will be receiving the highest commission rates in the industry, with 21% being the average! You will also have the opportunity to participate in U-Haul’s benefit programs such as Credit Union Membership or Fast Pay. Beside making extra money you will also share a name with a company that is associated with sustainability and eco-friendliness. Becoming eco-conscious is one way to set your business apart from other competitors. Joining U-Haul’s dealer program is guaranteed to bring your original business more customers!
You Are Not Alone
U-Haul will be with you every step of the way! When starting the dealer program you will be assigned a area field manager who will answer any questions or concerns you may have. In addition to having a field manager on deck, you will also have access to a variety of online resources and training materials that cover everything from successful sales strategies to how to hook up a trailer. As a small business owner you want someone there you can lean on.
You aren’t just getting a dealership with U-Haul; you’re getting a supportive partnership. To get started simply fill out the online application or read more about the program online.
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