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Starting Your Business: Planning & Preparation

You’ve made the decision. You’re ready to start your own trucking business. Now what?

The decision to launch your trucking business can be both exciting and a bit daunting, especially if this is your first time down this road. With a number of decisions on the horizon, it can be easy to get overwhelmed.

Starting Your Own Business

By breaking down the process into achievable steps, you are more likely to succeed. As part two of our Starting Your Business spotlight series, we are going to dive into some straightforward tips to help get you on the road to success.

Planning & Preparation

There is a big difference between making a decision and putting it into action. Spending time on the components below will pay dividends as you move toward becoming an owner-operator or fleet owner.

Adopt The Right Attitude

Being willing to learn and staying positive when things get tough is step number one. Understandably, that might not be the first tip you expected to come across, but it is one of the biggest indicators of success that we see within the ES Community.

The reason we chose this as the starting point is because the right attitude can carry you much farther than you might realize. You will experience challenges, there’s simply no way around it. However, with the right mindset, long-term success is much more likely. 

Create a Plan of Action

Step number two is when it is time to take your dreams and put them on paper. Numerous studies have shown that goals are much more attainable once they are out of your head and in front of you.

The great thing about action plans is that they can evolve as you get more information. Start with key milestones and pieces of the puzzle and get more granular over time. You don’t have to have all of the answers, you simply need a checklist to follow. 

Focus On Education

Do you have a clear understanding of who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, and your capabilities? No one expects you to be an expert in every aspect of your business, but there are some pieces you need to familiarize yourself with.

Looking for opportunities to learn now will create good habits that will carry over once your business is up and running. 

Do not be afraid to ask questions if you aren’t sure about something. Being an owner-operator is about being a student of a game that is constantly changing.

Jumpstart Your Business With ES

When it comes to starting a trucking business, having the right people and pieces in place can make all the difference. At ES, we believe that from day one you should Never Stand Alone. If you are considering starting your own trucking business, connect with our team today. You will be hard-pressed to find a community that is more committed to helping you succeed than the one that we have created here at ES.

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