Starting your own business is a great way to achieve financial independence and become your own boss, though it is full of challenges and can involve a lot of investment.
Basing a business around a vehicle is a great way to start out, and can often be very lucrative. With just a driving licence and a small amount of start-up money, you can change your life and run your own business.
Here is a quick guide to five of the most in demand businesses that you can start with a vehicle. It will still take a lot of hard work and dedication, but very quickly you can become your own boss, and work for yourself and choose your own hours.
Work as a Taxi or Uber Driver
Working as a taxi driver can be very profitable, especially if you live in a large city with an airport and people visiting for business or tourism.
Services like Uber and Lyft have become very popular in the last few years, and working for one of these companies is a great way to start a business with a vehicle.
Operate a Recovery Vehicle
Recovery vehicles are always in high demand to help rescue stranded vehicles that have broken down, or help the emergency services clear the roads of vehicles after an accident.
You don’t need to have mechanical experience, just a large recovery truck with the right equipment to help you get the job done safely. You can buy things like light bars and hydraulic lifts from companies like RVL. The vehicles can be expensive, but they are a great investment that pay for themselves very quickly.
Be a Man with a Van
If you have a large vehicle like a van, or the means to buy one, then starting a ‘man with a van’ service is a very profitable way to start your own business.
Every day, thousands of people find themselves looking for a man with a van to help them move house, and businesses often need help transporting large goods or orders to their customers. If you offer a reliable and helpful service, word will soon get around, and you will find yourself with more clients than you can handle.
Transport Medical Supplies for Hospitals Services
Hospitals use a number of private services to move supplies and equipment to their various sites, or pick up emergency supplies from central storage facilities like blood banks.
Contracts for these services can be very lucrative, and you also get a personal reward from helping our hospitals care and provide for the community. A motorbike can be all you need to start transporting blood supplies and samples to where they are needed most.
Become a Private Driver for a Limousine Service
Thousands of companies across the country use private driving services to get their executives to meetings and conferences around the country.
With a high-quality vehicle that is comfortable and well equipped, you can find yourself travelling the country on long trips with powerful elites who need to visit their company’s various sites.
Hopefully this quick guide has given you some inspiration and useful information to take control of your finances and start your own business to become your own boss. The keys to your vehicle may open the door to the next chapter of your life.
A new website has launched called WeVee with the aim of opening up West Midlands based archive footage.
You can edit clips together through the sites interface to create your own "WeVee's", this one is a nice example showing the changes in transport over the region:
Pros: Great tool for school kids, nice simple editing tools.
Cons: No easy way to download clips to edit offline.
Full press release below:
"WeVee is a new unique, online tool. It gives anyone the chance to view clips from the region’s fantastic archive collections of film and video, edit them to music tracks and make a short ‘mash-up’ (two and a half minutes max) as your personal take on the region’s history. Try out different effects by mixing the original sound of your selected clips to music.
This approach deliberately uses the latest digital technology as an incentive for the next generation to explore their region’s history. And that history will reflect the different communities, as well as the struggles and successes the region has experienced. The beauty of WeVee, thanks to our region’s archive holders, is the richness of the moving image archive. There is footage from as early as 1901 and as recent as just five years ago, so you can put quite different clips together, add a music track and effects and create your own WeVee. Initial trials have shown the process has a very personal appeal for children, students, parents and silver surfers, because you can use WeVee to say something about yourself, your home and locality and reference past events that mean something for you today.
The ease with which you can WeVee means you can have fun as you create and save, create and change, create and delete while playing with moving images from the past. It’s fun to WeVee, and at the same time it gives you a truly unique opportunity to marvel at how the region has been captured on camera. Cadbury’s have generously made some of their previously unseen archive available for the site. Other archive includes footage from the Staffordshire Film Archive collection accessing the heritage of the potteries and the Midlands Archive for Central England.
WeVee’s official launch is in January 2010. At this stage you’ll be able to share your WeVees, not just on the WeVee Gallery but across social networking sites.
The project is supported through Screen West Midlands’ Digital Film Archive Fund with support from the National Lottery through the UK Film Council."
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Heres the story from the Shropshire Star.
The Book featured on Shropshire Live:
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