December 17, 2020

How To Start a Moving Company

Did you know that Americans move 11.7 times on average over the course of their life? The multi-billion dollar US moving industry provides an essential service that enables over 30 million Americans to move every year. Making the decision to start your own moving company can provide you with endless opportunities to build the life that you want.

Over 30 million Americans move each year

The US moving industry is made up of mostly small businesses with 48% of moving companies in the US having fewer than 5 employees.  Whether your dream is to grow a business worth multi-millions, create jobs for people in your local area, or simply enjoy the freedom that comes with being your own boss, a moving company can give you flexibility to do it.

Getting Started Checklist

If you are planning to start your own moving company, or scale your existing company, you can follow this checklist to research everything you need to know about getting started:


  • Business Goals
  • Market Research
  • Target Market
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Name and Logo
  • Services and Pricing


  • Costs
  • Licensing and Insurance
  • Financial
  • Policies
  • Employees


  • Brand Identity
  • Website
  • SEO and Content
  • Social Media
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Networking


  • Lead Generation
  • Handling Sales Calls
  • Customer Experience
  • Reviews and Referrals
  • Business Metrics
  • How to Scale
  • Reach 7 Figures

Business Goals

Starting a small business requires hard work, research, and determination. The process becomes easier when you have a clear idea of your ultimate business goals. You have reasons for starting a moving company, so by defining your goals at the early stages you can create a solid long-term business strategy that helps you build a successful company.

Spending time thinking about the whatwherewhy and how of your company can help to form your mission and vision statement. Start by asking yourself these questions:

Why do you want to start a moving company?

What do you want to achieve with your business?

What do you want your company to stand for? 

Writing your mission statement

A mission statement describes the purpose of your company. These are examples of mission statements from existing companies:

Ikea aims to create a better everyday life for the many people

Tesla aims to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy


Writing your vision statement

What do you want to be proud of in 1, 5, or 10 years? A vision statement is your chance to define what you want your company to become. These are examples of mission statements from existing companies:

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce

When Microsoft began their vision was a computer on every desk and in every home

Read the Ultimate Guide

Read the next 20+ sections in your free copy of the Ultimate Guide to Growing a Moving Company!  The guide will provide you with everything you need to know to start a moving company or grow your existing company. It will help you to create a business and a lifestyle that you and your family can be proud of for years to come.

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