1. Make an Initial Investment – Estimate the amount of money you will need to begin your business, taking into account costs such as licensing fees, equipment purchases and advertising.
2. Get the Necessary Licenses – Each state has different requirements for getting a license to install floors. Research the requirements and apply for any necessary licenses or permits.
3. Find Suppliers – You will need a supplier of flooring materials, such as carpet, tile, hardwood and laminate. Shop around for the best prices and selection. Also research online suppliers that can offer discounts on bulk orders.
4. Establish a Website – In order to attract customers, you will need to create an online presence. Design and launch a website with product descriptions, pricing information and contact information.
5. Promote Your Business – Develop a marketing plan that includes advertising both offline and online and participating in industry trade shows. Create fliers or brochures to distribute in the community.
6. Hire Employees – If you plan to expand your business, you will need to hire employees who are experienced and knowledgeable in floor installation techniques.
7. Purchase Insurance – In order to protect yourself from any potential liability, purchase a business insurance policy that covers things such as property damage and workers’ compensation.