Pedicab Company

1. What is a pedicab company?

Pedicabs are like taxis, where customers pay someone to take them somewhere, except their cab is pulled by bicycle.  Pedicab companies exist in progressive cities that you might expect, like New York City and Seattle, but their appeal, charm, and low cost of startup has helped create pedicab companies in places like Salt Lake City, Utah, and Franklin, Tennessee.

2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?

Bike maintenance skills are very helpful in this kind of business.  That and strong legs.  You would also benefit from having a good personality for meeting new people, as tips will greatly improve if you’re an engaging ‘people person’.  Sales skills will come in handy as you begin to sell advertising on the cab itself.

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 a pedicab company?

Urban (best), semi-urban (very good), suburbs (poor), rural (poor).  You also want to find a place to work that’s relatively flat.  Pedaling a pedicab up a hill with two extra people in tow is simply not recommended.

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

Do you love to ride a bicycle?
Are you a good ‘people person’ and have a good sense of humor?
Do you have bike mechanic skills?


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?

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