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New PRO Business Checklist

If you are thinking about starting a new portable toilet business or already have the wheels in motion to do so, take a moment to consider the decision. Being a portable restroom operator (PRO) has many benefits, but there are numerous challenges as well.

You can get in over your head quickly if you aren’t properly prepared. To help you in the early stages of your venture, we created a new PRO business checklist. It provides an overview of the things you need to do to ensure you are ready to get into the portable sanitation industry and set a solid foundation for success.

New PRO Business Checklist: Steps to Get Up & Running

The new PRO business checklist involves 5 steps:

  1. Research
  2. Plan
  3. Finance, License & Insure
  4. Set Up Shop
  5. Get Customers

Now, let’s take a closer look at each step. When you get through this article, you’ll have a good idea of the kinds of things you need to accomplish to make your dream of operating your own PRO business a reality.

1: Research

Make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into by doing some homework first. When doing research, you should:

  • Learn about the industry
  • Identify possible customers
  • Identify competitors
  • Evaluate your possible service area
  • Assess the level of demand
  • Perform a SWOT analysis

2: Plan

Get organized and put together a strategy. Part of your planning process should be to:

3: Finance, License & Insure

Get your finances and legal obligations in order. You need to:

  • Determine the amount of money you need
  • Obtain the necessary money
  • Obtain business insurance
  • Secure the proper licenses

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4: Set Up Shop

Get established and ready for business at a physical location. Make sure everything is ready for you to open your doors:

5: Get Customers

Start making money by selling your services. Make sure you’ve honed your marketing and sales skills:

  • Market and close deals – Here are some tips.

To view the new PRO business checklist in infographic form, click here.

Looking to Take Your Portable Restroom Business to the NEXT LEVEL? Download our FREE Guide: “Your Guide to Operating A Portable Restroom Business.”

Thinking About GETTING INTO the Portable Restroom Industry? Download our FREE Guide: “Your Guide to Starting A Portable Restroom Business.”

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