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Any advice for starting an independent freight Brokerage and dispatching company


Christie Gowens Long Beach, CA

I have finally settled on the type of business I want to open. I have very little knowledge on the freight Brokerage and dispatching area other than the millions of YouTube videos I have been watching. I need and am open to all advice from funding, to paperwork needed etc...thanks in advance and as always

23 June 2023 2 replies Small Business



Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

I've added links to information & videos under these sections of my EE website that you might find useful:

I would recommend working in the industry before trying to start a business in that industry.
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Joe Engle Indianapolis, IN

Hello Christie.
For starting a business, I strongly suggest you develop a business plan. It forces you to realistically look at your business and think through things like, revenue, expenses, competition, location, contacts needed, etc. It will take some time and effort, but it will also help you foresee issues sooner, and make plans sooner, rather than later! The more complete, and detailed, your business plan is…the better your chances of success and the fewer surprises. It is also needed if you need to get any business loans.

It will also be the blueprint and roadmap for your business the first few years. So you can use it as your ‘metric’ to compare the actual business against. For example, if the plan forecast $200,000 revenue the first year, and the actual revenue was considerably more or less, then you would want to look into why the difference. If the actual revenue was MORE, then ‘why?’, maybe some efforts were working extremely well, and those efforts need even more attention. Likewise, if revenue was less than the plan, then ‘why’. Maybe expenses were higher than expected….can they be reduced?

Here are some samples.
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