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Checklist for Starting a Credit Repair Business

By: Daniel Rosen January 30, 2017

When you’re ready to kick off a new venture and start a credit repair business, make sure you’re well prepared with the right strategy and tools. The credit repair industry can be a profitable source of recurring revenue for you and may even complement an existing business if you already have a client base. Use this checklist to launch your credit repair business successfully:

Tips for Starting a Credit Repair Business.jpgBefore You Launch Your Business

There are several things to keep in mind before you launch any type of business. You need to be mindful of local laws and regulations and make sure you’re purchasing the right credit repair business software program to support your efforts. You’ll need to:

  1. Map out a business plan

Even though the process of offering credit repair services is fairly straightforward, you need a business plan with financial projections and goals to keep you on track. This will include how many clients you expect to acquire within the next month, six months, and year, and also what your expected overhead will be.

  1. Get a handle on expenses

It can be tempting to jump right into a new business idea when you’re inspired or excited about the opportunity. You might use your personal saving or even credit cards to cover business expenses to see your business come to life. Make sure you have a handle on expenses and are making accurate estimates about costs so you aren’t overwhelmed with bills before you even start.

  1. Register your name

If you are launching a credit repair business as a complement to another business, you’ll need a brand name and website. If you’re launching it independently, you’ll need to register your business and get a license to operate the business, based on your state’s requirements. Do the legwork to make sure you can legally operate the business and are complying with all local and state laws.

  1. Set up your branding strategy

Whether you plan on being visible on social media sites or will be sending out emails to a targeted list of prospects about your business offerings, create a branding strategy that will help attract new clients. Map out all the details and platforms you will be using so that your messaging is in line with the needs and wants of anybody in need of credit repair services.

  1. Select the right hardware and software

You’ll need a computer, telephone service, and a credit repair business software program to get things started. Make sure your computer isn’t outdated and that you have phone lines set up to take care of incoming calls. You’ll need to set up your credit repair business software program with basic details about your business and get comfortable using it.

Get the ultimate checklist for starting a credit repair business here.

Getting Started with Credit Repair Business Software

You don’t necessarily need a physical office to provide credit repair services to clients. You’ll need to stay organized while using a desktop computer (or laptop) and have a system in place to generate sales and leads, provide credit reports and other materials to your clients, and set up appointments. Using a software program designed for credit repair professionals and financial experts can help you manage all the logistics of running your business. To get started, you’ll want to:

  • Get comfortable using all the features

You’ll need to be well-versed with all the features of your credit repair business software program. Run a few sample client tests with different criteria to learn how the customer intake process works, how to import credit reports, how to generate dispute letters, and what the billing process looks like.

  • Make use of marketing tools

You can take advantage of tools that make it easy to customize your client portal to create a professional look. Your clients and affiliates will only see your branding and you can make use of tools that allow you to communicate with your clients with ease.

  • Review customer tools and resources

As a credit repair expert, it’s your responsibility to help clients get a better handle on their finances and adopt some better spending and saving habits. Make use of built-in calculators and expense worksheets available through your credit repair business software program so that you can offer a wide range of services — and satisfy more clients.

The credit repair business is a fast-growing industry and could be a highly profitable business venture for you. Whether you choose to add credit repair services to your roster of services as a financial professional or are starting from scratch, use these tips as a guide to launch your business.

I wish you the best of success!

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Topics: BUSINESS, CREDIT REPAIR

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