Starting a payday loan business has never been easier. Sure, there are some state or provincial regulatory issues to deal with. And you’ve got to navigate through the business structure scenarios available to you; LLC, S-Corporation, C-Corporation, Sole-Proprietorship, etc. ( A good introductory to this subject is Garrett Sutton’s book “Why Form A Corporation” from the “Rich Dad Poor Dad” book series). And yes, we know the Obama administration has lot’s of ideas that will eventually impact the payday loan, car title, check cashing and RAL ( Rapid Tax Refund ) industries. But hey, these little impediments simply eliminate the entrepreneurs lacking drive, ambition, guts and a degree of risk tolerance.
“Ease of entry” is a term that’s often tossed around by knowledgeable folks when considering entry into a new business. Mature entrepreneurs realize that barriers to launching a new business, like the payday loan or car title loan niches, are simply opportunities for them. They realize most people are simply lazy! They want instant gratification. They want everything laid out for them. Actually they want everything done for them; and, they want it all done for free.
The point is, if it’s easy to enter a new market, a new niche, a new industry, and the perception is that a ton of money is being made, then competition will certainly appear. On the other hand, if on the surface, the general consensus is that it’s too difficult to jump through the hoops required to enter an industry such as payday loans, the typical new business dreamers will never do the work or perform the research to enter that market and compete. And that can be a good thing and a bad thing…
Why? Obviously it’s good when you’re in an extremely lucrative market and you have little competition. However, there is strength in numbers. There is strength when a significant number of competitors exist in a market having large numbers of customers. A large, competitive industry with large budgets can communicate their products and services benefits to consumers, the media and legislators. PAC’s (Political Action Committees) can be formed to fight regulatory encroachments by competing industries – such as banks and credit unions versus payday loans and car title loans.
The consumers, employees and businesses offering and using our services are voters. Obviously, the more voters who understand the benefits of our products the better our ability to survive. Never doubt that there are a great number of other industries that want our customers badly. They would love to see us go away! And they will use every ruse and distortion to accomplish their goal of eliminating us.
As a side note, it’s interesting that whenever actual customers, that is actual users of our products and services are interviewed, we are viewed quite favorably when compared to banks, credit card companies and more.
So… if you’re interested in starting a payday loan business, entering the car title loan industry, offering Rapid Tax Refund products or, for that matter, starting any kind of business that is new to you, do not fear the initial difficulties you’ll encounter. Consider these impediments to simply be part of “weeding out the chafe;” the elimination of the lazy and the incompetent.