|Home inventory businesses are springing up everywhere these days. And theyíre great business opportunities you can work at either part-time or full-time and still make a great deal of money. |
So what is a home inventory business? Itís exactly what it says. Itís where a person goes into a home or business and inventories all the valuable items for insurance purposes. In a home environment, they look at the art, furniture, jewelry, and other things that have value to person owning the home. In a business one, they look at equipment, supplies, etc. They record all these things and then set a dollar amount on what these things are worth.
A home inventory business helps homeowners, business owners, and insurance companies tremendously by providing this service. As an impartial professional who knows just how much that quilt your great-grandmother made or that European water purifying system you had installed at your business is truly worth, insurance companies know how to advise you on insuring your home or business.
Should something happen like a fire and you lose everything, the record provided by an inventory business provides everyone involved the information they need on payouts.
Now, you canít just open a home inventory business. Most states require you to obtain a license or certfication in order to operate a home inventory business. And even if they donít, insurance companies will. Since this is a fairly new field for independent contractors, state regulations are changing rapidly.
Before you start, you have to know what the regulations are for your state. A good place to start your research is with your stateís Insurance Commissioner. That office can point you in the direction you need to go to obtain the proper certifications in order for you to proceed in pursuing your home inventory business opportunity.
Also, there are many courses available for you to take so that you can start one of the hot home inventory businesses. You can find them at your local colleges, community colleges, and online. There are also correspondence courses available. The courses are neither expensive nor difficult.
They simply inform you on what you should inventory and what the appropriate values are for certain itemsóand how much insurance companies will generally payout in the event something happens. Once you take your course, you can find business home inventory software that makes it simple to keep up with your clientís possessions and their value.
And while youíre looking into these things, you also need to be preparing a business plan for your home inventory business. There are many factors you need to take into consideration before you pay to take that class. Some of them are:
- Will I be comfortable entering peopleís homes and businesses and going through their possessions?
- Do I want to pursue this part-time or full-time?
- Will this job improve the quality of my life?
- Is this a job I will enjoy?
- Am I willing to take classes if necessary?
- What are my stateís regulations?
- Is my family supportive?
- Do I have a tax plan?
- Do I want to hire people for my home inventory business?
- Whatís the best accounting plan for my business?
- Do I have space in my home for an office?
- Is there any equipment I have to purchase?
- Do I need any financial assistance to get give my home business inventory start up a needed initial boost?
- Is this a business I will want to be in for the long haul?
- Will I want to grow this business?
- If so, what sort of planning do I need to do to see that it does?
- How will I market and advertise my home inventory business?
Once you have the answers to these questions, youíll be well on your way to having a successful home inventory business. Good luck!
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