The distribution industry is big business, but it doesn’t have to be a big initial capital spend. Many distribution franchisees start out with a scalable, low-maintenance business opportunity providing them with the room and support required to start a self-employed career at an affordable level.
Depending on your budget and your ambition, you can choose from a range of distribution franchises. Some business opportunities require you to build up to a large warehouse operation, while other small one-man-van opportunities can be purchased for a fraction of the cost. The common thread in every distribution opportunity is that the territory you secure can prove to be your most important asset. The size of the geographic area, the quality of the area’s road network and the volume and mix of residential and commercial customers will define your business’s future. Make sure you have discussed the territory’s opportunities and limitations in-depth with the franchisor before you make your purchase, and you could soon be on the way to running your own successful distribution business.