Hi all, I am currently researching about joining the limo/coach industry soon. I am currently located in Ames, Ia (Central Iowa) only 20 minutes north of Des Moines. Both cities are experiencing large growth and have lots of potential.

Starting out I would be focused on wedding and special events market. I am currently in the event industry and feel that there is plenty of business and maybe even under-served.

I've done my research on insurance, maintenance, vehicles, ect... Any specific advice starting out?

Also thinking about maybe attending the LTC International Show in Las Vegas the end of February. Any suggestions with trade shows for newbies?

One more thing, I've read a lot about affiliates and partnering with other companies in your area. Could some one expand on this?

Thanks! Looking forward to all the good info.