If you're living in the Ontario area, and you're looking for a sideline, or even a business of your own to start then why not take a look at the payday loan business?
Simply put, a payday loan business operates by giving people some fast cash when caught short in between their regular paydays, and have found themselves in some kind of financial jam. If you look at the current trend, the payday loan business is actually a rapidly growing market, and it only needs people with some initiative, creativity and good communication skills to really tap its potential.
Here are the things that you will need to start your own payday loan business in Ontario:
Know the ins and outs of the business - You can do this by scouting around already established payday advance companies and seeing how their policies work. In general, most companies require costumers to be of legal age, have a regular job, or at least income of a certain amount, and to have a bank account.
Have capital - Of course, you can't make money without spending money first. One way to have your own business is to buy one that already exists. Another is to start from scratch. While there is no question which of the two is harder, both of them require capital to purchase an office premises, a quick Internet connection, and a suitable base amount for lending. Of course, a great advantage of buying an existing franchise is that there is already a customer base, so you won't have to scout around and have to struggle with making a name for yourself.
Have the right attitude - The best attitude to have to succeed in this business is a mixture of both friendly service, and tough business mindset. Be friendly and courteous when dealing with customers, but also be firm on following the policies laid down by your company. You'll hear many sob stories about people who really need the money, but if you really scrutinize their financial status, you'll see that they do not fulfill the requirements you have set for them. You should also be firm about the deadlines when it comes to repayment of the loan.
Be very thorough in research and record-keeping - Since this is a business that regularly moves money around by lending and asking for repayment of old payday loans, chances are, you'll need to have a really good record-keeping system. You'll also need a good research system to be able to verify the information about the clients.
Have many, many friends - Friends, in this sense, means contacts. Other loaning companies and banks may have vital information (i.e. bad credit rate, bad history of loaning) on your potential customers, and it pays to have their insights.
Like any good and stable business, starting up a payday loan company, online or on-premises, will only survive as long as you can handle both it and your customers well. Strike a balance between good people sense, and good business sense, and you'll do just fine.