A limousine service helps people celebrate important moments in their lives and helps add that extra oomph of luxury into an event. Limos are great for celebrating weddings, proms, bachelor and bachelorette parties, anniversaries, and graduations. A limo also allows your family to pay their respects properly at a funeral and give them added comfort while riding.
If you are thinking of starting a limousine business, I suggest you start by researching and thinking through the business. Whether you need a limo to rent in Corpus Christi or other places, search to see the services these companies offer and put everything you want in your limousine service together in a business plan.
Palo Alto Software has a sample business plan for the limousine service, but it is not included in the free samples they provide. It is only available when you buy their product:
There are a number of things you need to consider:
- What is the type of limo that is right for the business you are envisioning, taking into consideration the different makes and models available in the market
- Should you buy or lease? Should you use brand new or used limousines? More importantly, how much is your capital?
- Make sure to get limousine insurance.
- Determine how are you going to reach your target market and market as well as advertise the business
- Know the permits and licenses you will need
- How are you going to hire, train and get the license for your chauffeurs
- How do you maintain your limo fleet, including parts and supplies
- How will you price your services? What is the ongoing rate in the market today?
- What to expect on expenses, especially with the rising cost of gasoline
To give you more information on starting a limousine service, here are some resources and books:
National Limousine Association http://www.limo.org/
Limousine Industry Discussion Group http://limos.infopop.cc/eve
How to Start and Operate a Limousine Service (Plastic Comb) by Randell Nyborg
Wheels of Gold: A Complete How-To Guide for Starting a Million Dollar Limousine Business — by William J. Goerl
How to Start a Limousine Business — by Don Hill