Starting a Drafting Business

Knowing where and how to start in a drafting business or even in any other businesses is surely a great thing.

Drafting business can be very benefiting if you can definitely know the tricks of its success.

The Start of the Business

Starting your own drafting business can be very easy if you are knowledgeable in drawings, blueprints, and 2D/3D designs using CAD (Computer Aided Design) as well as other software used for drafting. The drafting service can just be started with a start up cost that is really low. Your local SBA (Small Business Association) can definitely provide you with a very valuable and helpful assistance when establishing a drafting business. Just keep in mind that before you engage in this business or any other kind of business, you should first find out your competitors in the area and if there are many competitors already, establish your business in a less competitive place. Fewer competitors mean that you have greater chance to acquire more customers for your business. This could mean more profit for you and you can quickly obtain your business goal in no time at all.

Find a Mentor

After you have determined and evaluated your competitors in the area, it is very important to consult or ask someone who is already successful in this type of business. Find someone who is not a competitor to be your mentor. Local competitors will not talk about their business’ tips and tricks with you because they would not want you to be their competitor in the future. Nevertheless, someone who owns the same business but is outside or far from your community where you will establish yours can definitely be an excellent learning source. As a matter of fact, they would be very willing to share with you a little tricks and strategies as well as advices in starting up the business.

The Option of Franchising

Franchising is an excellent idea especially if you are going to franchise a trusted brand name. This will increase your chance of being successful in the business because your business is a franchise of an ongoing successful brand. Before starting to make a decision on opening a drafting business, it is a smart thing to investigate first whether the chance of being successful in a franchise is much much higher that simply entering the business yourself.

Advertising your Business

Advertising your drafting business is not that hard as you think it is. You can create a website for your business so that many people can see it. You can also print business cards or rely on word-of-mouth advertisement. Thus, you must ensure that when you do a project, it is done with your utmost effort and skills so that you customer will refer you to his or her friends, colleagues, and many more who needs your service.


  • A jerome wilfred said on November 25, 2012
    I like to start a business in drafting. I have 15 years of experience in Cad.
  • John Holding said on September 15, 2014
    Eastern Hills Drafting Services (EHDS), Wooroloo Western Australia, 15 years CAD, 15 Years Building industry, Mechanical engineer
  • Dilip Gomes said on July 14, 2020
    I'm technically a student in mechanical draftsmanship and have knowledge of Autocad. I want to start drafting a business in auto cad online at home.
  • ratheeka said on September 4, 2021
    I like to start a business in drafting. Five years of experience in cad
  • Gaurav P. said on May 9, 2022
    I do freelancing work in, Piping. Contact me for any piping work.


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