Set Up Your Own Welcome Service Business
Are you an outgoing person who likes to meet and befriend new people? Would you like to
personally welcome your new neighbors and help them acquaint themselves with the community
and the local businesses? Then "Welcome Service" is the perfect venture for you!
In this profession you get paid to personally welcome new residents in your community
and provide them with a free welcome bag which contains ads, coupons and freebies from the
local businesses along with useful information regarding the neighborhood.
Interested in starting your own welcome service business? The following checklist will
guide you through the setting up process with ease.
1. Creation of Business Plan
The creation of the business plan is the first step to be taken when starting a venture
no matter how small it may be. A business plan helps you to guide your business in the
correct path. Information such as the business history, business summary, designing and
production plans and financial plans should be noted here.
2. Finding Your Target Market
A welcome service need not be focused only on new residents. You can offer your
services to newly wed couples, families with new babies, students, etc. Before starting
off on your venture you should research and find out your target market in your community.
For example, if there is a university located in your area, your target market can be
the students. Since every year, new students shift into your community.
3. Searching for Sponsors/Local Businesses
Sponsors play a major role in your venture, since you are paid by them. Your local
businesses would be willing to sign up with you as you are providing them with inexpensive
and personalized target marketing. Your sponsors could range from grocery shops, greeting
card stores and barber shops to sports centers, movie theaters and local banks. Selecting
one or two businesses from each category will give a privileged feeling to your sponsor as
well as making your offer more lucrative.
4. Signing Up Sponsors
After selecting the sponsors the next step would be to sign up with them.
It is important that you properly explain the service which you are offering and the
benefits it would yield to the business owner. Once the business owner is willing to
sponsor your newcomer welcome bag, you can sign up a contract with him/her for a
particular period of time. A contract is extremely beneficial in protecting your interests
as well as your sponsors.