Alternative Transportation Retail Store

1. What is an alternative transportation retail store?

This store may sell rechargeable electric bikes, rechargeable electric scooters, fuel-efficient scooters, rechargeable electric ATV’s, rechargeable electric skateboards, and other transportation alternatives for people to get around town without their cars.   With bikes for example, a little bit of electric juice aids pedal power and now a cyclist can handle the ride back home, or up some steep hills.  As gas prices continue to increase, interest in alternative forms of eco-friendly transportation will likely continue to grow as well. 

2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?

There are no formal educational or training requirements for this business.

3. How much money is required to start?

$$-$$$   (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

4. What is the income potential?

$$-$$$   (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

5. What is the best location for an alternative transportation retail store?

Urban (best), semi-urban (very good), suburbs (good), rural (poor).

6.  The best questions to ask yourself to find out if this business is right for you (if you can answer yes to all these, this business might be for you):

Do you like gadgets, the latest electronics, and enjoy going fast?
Do you have retail experience?
Are you in an area with a lot of young people, like a college town?
Are you handy with fixing things?
Do you mind if many of your products will likely be imported from far away?


Interested in starting one in your community? Where do you begin?  What permits do you need?  Who is your target customer?  How do you find them?  What is the best use of your limited advertising dollars?  What’s the best way to attract a great employee or volunteer?  What does an average day look like?  What strategic tips do veteran eco-entrepreneurs suggest for startups like you?

There’s a lot to think about.  Rest easy.  Our mission is to help you succeed, so drop us a line (  We’ll get you a business planning document to get you on your way for ONLY $299!  We also guarantee our work, so if you are not satisfied, you get your money back!*

Take a look at a sample table of contents and a few sample excerpts from similar plans here.   In essence, we’ll provide you the What, When, Where, and How…you provide the Who!

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