How to Start Your Own Limousine Business

A limousine rental business is a very profitable business providing that it is set up properly. However, you need not be afraid as we will guide you through this article in getting your very own limousine rental venture up and running.

Don’t spend time pondering, and instead start setting your limousine service up.

A limousine rental business can be a very lucrative business venture. This is because of its wide variety of big-time clients. For example, hotels need limousines to drive their very important guests around. Large corporations may also need limousines to pick up and shuttle their guests to and from their hotels. A limousine may also be useful for weddings.

That is why a lot of people, including you, may think about starting a limousine rental service. Being a big business that it is, if you start a limousine rental venture, there would be quite a lot of preparations to make. This article will show you the important points and get you along your way.

Financing and Equipment

In getting a limousine business started, you would be required to prepare a huge amount to finance the business. The capital would go into the equipment you will need and would form the core of your business: cars. The amount you will need would vary, as there is no fixed requirement as to how many cars you will need to acquire. The total price would be dependent on what types of cars you will procure and use for your business, and how many. Each car model costs differently after all. It is advisable to diversify your car selection because different clients have different preferences. Second hand cars could also be an option, but you have to be careful about making this selection.

You would also need to buy office equipment, and rent office space. Office equipment includes a computer, a desk, chairs as well as filing cabinets to keep paper records in case of power shortage. When you rent office space, look for buildings that have a garage because clients may want to browse through your car inventory.

Financing can be obtained from banks and financial institutions. In this case, you would need to present a clear plan for your business so the lender can be assured that you can pay off the loan.

Advertising a Limousine Service Business

Limousine rentals need to be advertised in order to be lucrative. One of the effective ways of marketing a new limousine rental business is to include a promo upon its opening. This can give you a fighting chance against your well-established competitors. To know what extra features you would need, try to “spy” on your competitors.

Other ways of advertising include the Yellow Pages, ads on magazines and newspapers as well as online means. You might also need to personally visit hotels, clubs, and corporations, and make contacts that will be helpful for your business.

24 Comments

  • jason said on May 8, 2009
    this sounds good.
  • Temba said on June 7, 2009
    I am based in South Africa, I am starting my own limo business, I would like you to tell me how do i obtain funding through foreign people? Thankx
  • chandler jones said on June 23, 2009
    I would like to own my own limo service.
  • MC said on May 12, 2010
    Are there grants available to purchase vehicles as part of a community developmental program, that helps seniors, ect with alternative transportation? How do I start? Steps to take to be successful and finding funding?
  • Elisa Gregory said on June 30, 2010
    I have now successfully become the 2nd woman to open her own limousine service in Saskatoon (Canada). I'm also very happy to say that I couldn't of done it without my husband. So, if you're ever in Saskatoon remember the name Cherry Limousine!
  • mohamed dabo said on September 6, 2010
    I live in columbus ohio i want to know if limousine business is good around my area????And i already have a mercedes benz i want to start with.
  • Bill Andrews said on September 11, 2011
    I planed on starting my Limo business in Corbin,Kentucky.Touch Of Class Limousines.I really need your help with getting started.TY Bill Andrews
  • harry elliott said on January 13, 2012
    i live in indianapolis indiana, i've worked in the limo business for 7yr's now and have a good ideal of how it works, i'd like to start my own limo service but don't have the capitol...
  • will givens said on October 24, 2012
    I live in Canoga Park California I am a former limousine driver and business person and would like to start a limousine service catering to the funeral industry and weddings a black Cadillac stretch limo 8 to 10 passenger and white Lincoln or Cadillac stretch limo 8 to 10 passengers for weddings with these cars be right for what I want to do your advice
  • Gary said on April 16, 2013
    Hi there. I'm situated in cape town south Africa. I have 2 American stretch limousines for sale for a really great price. U can make between 18-25k a month. More if u try all the avenues that u can ! I'm willing to coach if u buy vehicles Just that I have too many other business obligations at present. Email me on kwela1@webmail.co.za
  • livinvincent said on December 31, 2013
    hi,am from india,am interested to start a limo business
  • manoj said on January 18, 2014
    Hi. I'm from dubai. I want to start a limousin company in dubai. please mail me the details.
  • adam daneal said on February 12, 2014
    Hi.. i'm from malaysia....i want to start a limousine company in dubai....please email me the details....
  • AAmir said on February 18, 2014
    What minimum investment needed to start a reasonable limousine company in Dubai.
  • rey said on June 18, 2014
    want to know everything about starting a small limo company
  • Caleb Lacelle said on April 22, 2015
    wondering how to start a limo business
  • Roro said on June 27, 2015
    Would like to start a luxury black car/limo service in Long Island. Aside from banks where else can i go for funding?
  • RAJESH SHRAMA said on July 8, 2015
    I want to start my own taxi can you please advise which vehicle is permitted and what all documents we need . With Regards Rajesh +971529721271
  • Tina Mae Turner said on August 19, 2015
    I would like to open one in Huntington WV
  • Terry gillis said on September 5, 2015
    I won't to start a limousine business in Amarillo tx I like limos a lot so show me what to do
  • subair said on March 25, 2016
    I am India kerala I would like starting limousine service in dubai I need previa car how much amount I want pay first I don't have too much money low cost how can I open howmany visa I can provided to one car.0552574901
  • matazim said on December 30, 2016
    i want to start my limo service business company some will call me more info i can pay fore info thanks 0553523556
  • Ms said on December 30, 2016
    I don't know how much you would need to start a limousine business but always start small and think big, whatever you have just invest it and try to avoid to borrow money.
  • Ali said on March 27, 2017
    Dear I want to start limo business what sort of thing I should do collect before starting it

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