1. Research Your Market: Identify the areas you will serve and gather as much information as possible about the local market in terms of demand, competitors, pricing, regulations, etc.
2. Develop an Operating Plan: Outline your business goals, choose a legal structure, obtain any necessary permits and licenses, hire employees, create a budget and manage your finances.
3. Choose Your Vehicle: Select the type of vehicle that best fits the needs of your business. Consider size, safety features and age requirements for vehicles used to transport children.
4. Acquire Insurance: Obtain liability insurance that covers your vehicle and any employees you may have.
5. Set Rates: Research the rates of local competitors to determine your rate structure.
6. Promote Your Business: Develop a website and social media presence, create an email list, advertise in relevant publications or on radio stations, etc.
7. Create a Customer Service Plan: Develop policies and procedures to ensure that your customers receive the best possible service.
8. Monitor Your Progress: Regularly review your finances, customer feedback and other metrics to stay on track and make adjustments as necessary.
9. Stay Up to Date: Regularly review and update your policies, procedures, rates and other aspects of the business as needed.