Freight Broker continued
by, 01.07.2009 at 03.42 PM (2064 Views)
Well, I decided not to go on as an agent for another broker. I couldn't find one that had the same ideas and principles that I have. I have been researching the things necessary to start my own brokerage from scratch, putting together figures, writing a business plan. It's been interesting to say the least, and I think it would be easier to buy a truck and go owner-operator than it is to start a brokerage!
The nice thing is I won't have to pay someone to design forms, create a website, or do any of the graphics related stuff for me.
I have been researching transportation software, insurance and bonds, lawyers, and several other things. I already have an accountant that is a good friend and very knowledgeable. What an asset! He was my accountant for my cleaning business years ago, so I am familiar with his work. He is also familiar with the trucking industry.
The lawyer I found has pretty much specialized in the transportation industry, which is really cool. That will be very helpful when it comes to creating contracts.
It's been an interesting journey so far, and is nowhere near done yet! I forget the hassles of starting a business at times, but this process has brought them all back.