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Q: Starting a New Rental Business ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Starting a New Rental Business
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: sailguy-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 06 May 2003 06:07 PDT
Expires: 05 Jun 2003 06:07 PDT
Question ID: 200105
I'd like to start a car rental business in upstate New York near the
Finger Lakes region. I know nothing about the business or the
industry. I think I'd like to have a fleet with only small size
vehicles and compact pick-up trucks. Any suggestions on how to get
started plus any idea if there are consultants that can get me going.
Subject: Re: Starting a New Rental Business
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 06 May 2003 08:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

A bold idea, in a very beautiful part of New York.  I wish you tons of

Fortunately, in addition to Lady Luck, there are other sources of

The State of New York makes considerable information/consulting
resources to small business entrepeneurs.  You should definitely check
into the following:

At this site, is a "start up quiz" to help you assess your readiness
to launch a new small business:


Here, you can request a package of start-up information, that includes
both advice on how to get going, as well as some of the details you'll
need to know...things like how to register a company name:


Perhaps the most valuable service is this one -- the state (and the
federal government as well) operate several programs that will hook
you up directly with a knowledgable advisor who can help walk you
through the stages of starting and running a new business.  Although
there is no guarantee of this, the program go to great lengths to
match you with advisors from exactly the business background that you
are entering -- in your case, the rental car business:

You'll see here that there are four advisory programs listed -- I'd
suggest making use of all of them if you qualify:

New York State Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are
administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide free
counseling assistance to current and prospective small business owners
through a network of offices conveniently located throughout New York
State. Services include assistance with business plan development,
loan resource identification, accounting, financial planning, export
information, cost analysis, and marketing as well as targeted business
training programs.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Centers (EAC) Empire State Development, New
York State's economic development agency, has established a network of
EACs that provide specialized help to women, minority group members
and persons with disabilities who are starting a business or who own a
firm in the early stages of business development. Contact: 1-800-STATE

US Small Business Administration (SBA) America's small business
resource has programs and services located throughout the United
States for small businesses. The SBA offers technical, financial and
management assistance.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a resource partner with
the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program consists of
retired business executives who volunteer their services to small
businesses. SCORE is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth and
success of small businesses.


The advisors will assist you in developing a formal business plan,
which is necessary not only to organize your activities, but to
convince potential sources of financing that you are serious in your
efforts.  There's some basic information, and sample business plans,
to be found here:


You may want to consider franchise opportunities through some of the
smaller rental car firms.  The chief advantage here is that they know
the business as well as it can be known, and can step you through all
the necessary details.  The main small players are:
Franchises are granted only after a prospective franchisee has been
given an opportunity to review our Uniform Franchise Offering
Circular. Franchises are offered by prospectus only. To learn more
about the opportunity to own a Rent-A-Wreck franchise please contact
the Director of Franchise Sales at (800) 421-7253 x 407.

A franchise is much more than the use of an established name. It
offers a business concept that has already been tested.

Starting a new business can be very risky. Most studies show that over
90% fail within three years. One of the primary reasons the failure
rate is so high is because the owners have to go through the learning
curve of running that particular type of business. The market place is
not very lenient with an inexperienced operator and you can quickly
find your competition taking over your business.

With business format franchising, the franchisor has already gone
through the series of trial and error and has passed the learning
curve. All of the knowledge that has been learned by the franchisor is
then passed on to the franchisee thus minimizing risk and enhancing
the chance of success.


We appreciate your interest in the fastest 
growing international car rental company. Considered the greatest
opportunity during the evolution of the Internet, the Payless brand
offers unprecedented income for the entrepreneur...


Of course, the larger firms like Budget, Avis, etc. also offer
opportunities, but if you're looking to start small, the firms listed
above are probably your best bet.

There's an article from Entrepeneur magazine about one businessman's
experience with a car rental franchise:,4453,277887----1-,00.html

(I looked for similar articles/information about setting up a
non-franchised small rent-a-car business, but there were none


I hope this provides you the information you need to get a jump-start
on your plans.  If anything requires additional information or
elaboration, just let me know through a Request for Clarification, and
I'll be happy to assist you further.

Request for Answer Clarification by sailguy-ga on 06 May 2003 12:46 PDT
Thanks so much for your time. Unfortunately,you may have misread my
question or made certain inaccurate assumption. Your answer misses the
mark entirely. I'm neither interested in how to start a small business
in general(I'm interested in starting a car rental business; I've been
in business for thirty years) nor I am interested in being led toward
a franchise (an all too obvious route that I nether mentioned nor am
interested in). Any thoughts?

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 06 May 2003 12:53 PDT
Hello again sailguy,

Sorry about missing the mark on this one, but don't worry, I'll make
it right.  Give me some time to do some more research on your
question, and I'll get back to you (probably tomorrow) with a detailed

Mean time, though, I would still suggest you follow-up with the small
business advisor programs, even given your years of experience as a
businessperson yourself.  There is a chance that they can hook you up
with precisely the type of person you're looking for -- someone with
direct experience in the car rental business.

I'll give you a more detailed follow-up reply soon.  


Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 06 May 2003 17:03 PDT

I hope you don't mind if we do this in stages.  I want to run two
leads by you so I can get some feedback as to whether they are on the
right track or not.  Look into them at your leisure, and let me know
what you think.  In the mean time, I'm still hunting for more
information, and will update you tomorrow.




The Duffy Group specializes in consulting services to car rental
companies.  Although they emphasize the importance of their services
to existing businesses, they clearly could play a role for a start up
operation as well:

Business Planning 

"We provide a full range of business planning services. Primarily we
focus upon identifying the strengths and weaknesses with the rental
operation. We outline the areas of opportunity and develop an overall
business plan that is used as a guide throughout the plan period.

The plans focus upon three primary areas:


These services are provided on either an hourly basis or a fixed fee
for larger projects and long term commitments.

For more information, please complete the request form below..."

Duffy is in Florida.  I don't know if that would be an obstacle for
you, or not, but that's one of the reasons I'm asking for some
preliminary feedback.


Holidaycar provides off-the-shelf reservations systems to independent
car rental firms, and also seems to have business development
capabilities, as indicated below:

"Holiday Rent-A-Car Reservation System offers an affiliate program for
independent car rental entrepreneurs. Partnership with Holiday
Rent-A-Car Reservation System allows independent auto rental operators
the resources they need to keep pace with the competitive car rental
marketplace while preserving their business' individuality. Holiday
members gain access to technology and reservations systems that will
generate maximum traffic to their location - all at an affordable

Clicking on "enrollment" takes you to: 

"Please complete the following form to obtain information on
participating in Holiday's Reservation System. This is not an
application. Should you qualify and wish to pursue representation, we
will provide you with an application form for consideration by our
Business Development department..."

When you see the form itself, it will be clear that they are reaching
out not only to those experienced in the auto-rental business, but to
newcomers as well.


Again, let me know how helpful (or not) either of these are.  Your
feedback will help me focus my search.

Request for Answer Clarification by sailguy-ga on 07 May 2003 08:24 PDT
It appears you're scratching away at this. What's your search
criteria? I realize there may be no real satsifactory answer but start
with the fantasy link to "how to get started in the car rental
busines: pitfalls and successes" and work down from there rather than
the other way around.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 07 May 2003 12:23 PDT
OK....I'm ready for another crack at this....

I spoke with a fellow named Peter at a place called the Auto Rental
Resource Center.  Peter confirmed what I was finding out the hard way
-- there really is not a "how to" manual in existence for starting up
an indpendent car rental business.

This is not to say there aren't resources available -- just that the
resources aren't neatly written down in a compact article, book, or
on-line document.

I will list here several of the resources I have discovered that
should help get you started:


First of all, there's ARRC itself:

"Auto Rental Resource Center, Inc. (ARRC) provides independent auto
rental operations with every service they need to operate. From
insurance to software, ARRC uses its volume buying power to offer
independent operations,quality service and affordable products."

"As an associate of the ARRC network of associates, you have access to
various services and products. You’ll find great savings on insurance,
software, vehicle rental supplies and office supplies. And, that’s not
all. You also receive our helpful newsletter, have access to personal
training, can attend our annual conferences and enjoy the excitement
of interacting with your fellow network members."

ARRC's phone number is 1-800-585-2772

When I called, I explained to the receptionist what I was after, and
she switched me into Peter, who was more than willing to assist.  I'd
suggest you give them a call to get started.


Peter was firmly of the opinion that the absolute best-in-the-business
for seeking advice is a fellow by the name of Jim Schalberg, who
consults to the auto rental business, and has a website at:

From his bio, you can see that this fellow-New Yorker
(well...ex-NY'er) looks to have just the background you need to tap

"...In December 1986, my wife and I opened our first rental car
operation in Fairport, New York with 5 cars. In two years time we
built the fleet up to 135 cars and opened 2 more offices, one in
Rochester, New York and one in Greece, New York. We were named
operator of the year in 1989 and appeared on the front page of the
business section in USA today for our accomplishments.

Since 1992 I have been speaking to and training auto rental operators
and their employees around the country. I have worked with medium to
small car rental companies, franchisees, franchisors, their owners and
employees. In addition to my consulting and training activities, I
managed a seven location rental car operation in Southern California
and maintained a 60 penetration of CDW in all but one location.

I am a former board member of the Association for Car and Truck Rental
Independents and Franchisees (ACTIF) and served as President in 2000
and 2001."


Schalberg holds various types of seminars around the country on a
regular basis -- most of them seem geared towards existing businesses,
but I am assured that there's a great deal of flexibility in how he
conducts his operations.  Contact him directly through the link on his
site, or by phone -- 603-781-7959 -- explain your needs, and see if he
can help out.


Schalberg's bio mentions ACTIF, another valuable resource:

"ACTIF is a professional support organization whose mission is to be
dedicated to the growth and development of independent and franchisee
vehicle rental business owners by providing an organization for these
businesses to pool their efforts and resources, to increase their
buying power, to promote and improve the industry through legislation
and to provide better products and services to their customers."

ACTIF offers a series of virtual seminars (also available on tape):

"ACTIF’s Virtual, or web-based, Seminars are designed to provide
members of the vehicle rental industry with educational and networking
opportunities. Attendees can view educational sessions and stay
up-to-date on industry trends from the comfort of their offices. Each
Virtual Seminar consists of three 30-minute, interactive seminar
sessions followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers."

If you join their organization, you also have access to the member

"Forum - A general discussion forum. Look here to find valuable
information, tips and get your questions answered by people working in
the car and truck rental industry."

Membership also gets you a free subscription to AutoRental News
magazine, a valuable resource in its own right:

On the left-hand side of their website (middle of the page), is a
button for something called "Auto Rental News University".  Peter
highly recommended this as a good educational tool.  It involves
registration, so I didn't pursue it myself, but you may want to have a
look at it.


Lastly, I will mention this link, even though it's quite different
from what you are currently exploring:

"Cloud 9 Specialty Car Rentals Inc. is currently looking to expand
it’s North American operations.  In business in Roselle, Illinois for
just over two years, we are currently searching for entrepreneurs who
are interested in the Exotic Car Rental industry and are  looking for
a turn-key type of operation."

This company is not a franchise, but rather, a detailed business model
that they turn over to anyone interested (for a fee) to help them
start up their own independent car rental business.


Sailguy, I ordinarily like to provide a complete answer for my
customers on the very first try, but on occassion, it takes a few
rounds before I can zero in on precisely what is needed.

I hope I've hit the nail on the head this time.  But if not...just let
me know, and I'll try to delve into it even more deeply.

Good luck with your new venture.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 17 Dec 2006 09:11 PST
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much of the rest of the world.  I thought it would be of interest, so
I'm posting it here:

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sailguy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Three cheers and five stars. I'm off to start a car rental business.
Thanks for sticking with me.

Subject: What is your competitifve advantadge?
From: drpauljbrewer-ga on 07 May 2003 05:23 PDT
e.g., why should you do this rather than just buying
stock in existing car rental companies?

Possibly, you should be reading the annual reports, etc... of the
rental outfits that are still publicly traded as it may yield some
insights.  I had bonds of Budget Group.  They went bankrupt!

Keep in mind that I'm in the peanut gallery, a fellow google
user like yourself.  I'm not the person working on your question.

Good luck!
Subject: Re: Starting a New Rental Business
From: pafalafa-ga on 07 May 2003 13:12 PDT
Thanks Sailguy.  With a name like yours, I suppose you're used to a
bit of rough sailing before you hit smooth seas!

Hope we'll see you back here again one of these days.

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