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    Default Hello from Minneapolis!!

    Just wanted to drop a note and introduce myself! Been lurking for awhile and gathering as much info as I can. We bought a 1996 ford 77 passenger bus about 2 months ago and are getting ready to tear into it. We just secured some storage space today so we hope to start sooner than later. Right now were focusing most of our time getting the business side of things setup, (FEIN, MNEIN, WC quotes, DOT#, etc) Ive seen too many buses on the road with RV plates and just want to make sure we do things right. If were going to make it, were going to make it legit. If we fail, we will fail knowing we went about things the right way, and didnt take un-needed risks.

    I want to say a big thanks for all the contributors to the forum thus far. When we were getting going, we had planned to hire our PT chauffeurs as independent contractors. After looking through all the information on this board, we learned that is not the way to go. Thats one of the many things that have helped me this far in the journey. We are finishing up our business plan, and hope to have everything up and running by late spring/early summer.

    Thanks again, I hope to learn a lot more going forward, and feel free to throw any tips regarding getting the business side of things all lined up.

    -Dylan

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    Dylan, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on things. Good luck in you new venture.
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    Welcome to the forum and stay warm!

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    Welcome, the most important advice I can give is to make sure you have enough start-up capital and/or another job to provide personal income to get you through the first few rough years. Good luck!
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    Welcome, where are you located out of? i am out of Mpls also.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. My partner and I have both invested a decent amount of capital into our business account to start with. As of right now, we are both working full time as well. Again, were not looking for some get rich quick scheme, just looking to try something fun. We are both committed and realistic and I think that alone will help in the long run.

    Ink... we are located in the cities as well. We have our storage located in Bloomington...

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    Welcome Neighbor. Sorry about those Vikings this year, who knows, next year they might be in the playoffs and Green Bay might be sitting at home watching. If you need any help from across the border here in the Badger State let us know.
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    Welcome! One can definitely find out much needed info on this forum.
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    Welcome, Glad to see a newbe that wants to do things right from the start. GOOD LUCK

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    if you have any questions feel free to give me a call, my buses are currently stored in IGH but i live in richfield. my number is 651-210-9920.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inksane View Post
    if you have any questions feel free to give me a call, my buses are currently stored in IGH but i live in richfield. my number is 651-210-9920.

    Kyle

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    Small world! I live in Richfield myself. I appreciate you offering your brain.. My buddy and I will probably take you up on the offer soon!

    Thanks again

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    sounds good man, hit me up anytime. you should post pictures of your progress.

    Kyle

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    How is the build coming along?

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    Weird.. I wonder why I never got any notification about your comment. Didn't mean to leave it hanging for so long.

    We have been quite busy lately, getting close to finally being done. Its tough finding time to really hunker down and get work done when all 3 of us work full time. Looking to wrap up the build in the next 3-4 weeks... Heres a couple pics I was able to find on my laptop here..

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    Bus is looking good. looks like it is starting to come together nicely.

    Kyle

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