Consider applying for all the required business licenses and permits. You will have to contact the county clerk’s office to obtain the license to operate the security alarm business in the region. You will need to apply for an Employer Identification Number to use on legal and business documents. Visit the Internal Revenue Office to obtain your EIN. It is also recommended to find a cheap and effective business insurance that will protect your business assets if there is a lawsuit or settlement. The insurance should also cover installation equipment and security alarm systems if damaged.
Some states may require you to get additional licensing and training for operating security alarm systems. Consider speaking to someone in your local police department to determine the licensing requirements in your state.
Always lease a small commercial retail space so you could meet your customers. Sell do-it-yourself security alarm systems, expert surveillance system installation and 24 hour monitoring services to your clients. Hire friendly customer services staff to meet your client’s needs as soon as possible.
To monitor people’s homes and business, you will need to purchase computers, tables, chairs, kitchen accessories, printer, fax machine and other IT equipment. Buy retail software to monitor inventory, stock, sales, refunds and purchases. This will help you run the business more efficiently and effectively.
Lastly, you must develop a marketing strategy for your business. Consider making a business website that will allow you to make sales online via credit cards payments. Internet market has been growing steadily over the last few years. Hire a professional to help you market your business on social media websites and search engines.