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How To Go About Starting A New Business In A New City/State
How To Go About Starting A New Business In A New City/State

Starting A New Business In A New City/State

Starting a new business in a new city or state can be an intimidating task. To succeed in your new environment, you must be willing to invest in it and embrace it. A good dose of optimism will also get you on the right foot to a successful entrepreneurial journey. Here are a few pointers to help you go about starting your new business in a new city or state.

  • Identify a niche that your business can occupy: Every community has its own needs. A business should seek to satisfy the needs of this community in a way that will profit both the business and the people. Do your due diligence through in-depth research. Talk to people and business owners living around you. Take a walk or drive around your area and find out which businesses are thriving there and what services they offer. Browse social media pages and find out any gaps that have not been filled by existing businesses, or which the existing businesses have not managed to occupy. Then craft your business plan to cater to this niche.
  • Find out what economic resources are available to you: Different states offer different economic resources to businesses within their reach. Reach out to state representatives and find out about resources like grants from the state, internship connections as well as like-minded businesses you may not know about. These resources will go a long way in making your start-up business more efficient, as well as prevent or reduce teething problems. A great place to begin looking would be your local chamber of commerce offices.

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  • Create business connections: Reach out to other businesses that are already up and running in your new city. Establish connections which are very vital to your growth both as a business and as an individual. To establish a connection, you must introduce yourself and the vision of your business to your community. Take part in community activities involving businesses and be open to participation by others in your business; you could offer to take on one or two volunteer consultants or interns. Remember, those established businesses you now see were once in your shoes, trying to set up.
  • Establishing and growing your network: The importance of growing business networks cannot be over-emphasized. Look at your community around you as a great opportunity to build and grow your networks. Do not shy away from taking part in events or activities even when they may not carry your business profile. You will be amazed at the kind of connections you will make by turning up to an elderly home charity dinner. Connections are every business’s capillaries for growth.

In a nutshell, you may feel out of your depth when you venture into a new city and contemplate starting a business. However, these pointers will help you to begin, grow and establish your business. In the long run, relocating to begin a new business might turn out to be one of the best decisions you ever made.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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