• Work from Home

  • Starting & Running a Profitable Freight Broker Business: A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Startup Guide for the 21st Century
  • By: Julia Albright
  • Narrated by: Daisy Hinshaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever yearned to work from home? Are you tired of the daily 9 to 5 grind? Is being your own boss something you have always dreamed of?

This book will show you exactly how to begin a freight brokerage firm from the comfort of your own home!

You will gain a deep satisfaction knowing you built a successful business from scratch, on your own terms. All you need is a laptop, time, dedication, and industry knowledge. This book gives you all the tools you need to succeed.

But will I need a lawyer? Where do I get customers? Can I really make money as a freight broker?

The answers to your specific questions are explained in this one book!

Julia Albright is a regionally renowned industry leader. She set out on her own years ago without the assistance of an amazing resource like this book to assist her. You already have an advantage in this business when you purchase this book!

With over 10 years of personal, professional experience on her side, the author gives you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to starting and running a freight brokerage business from the comfort of your own home. She covers the basics of the business as well as sharing her tried and true advice for your continued success.

The author's goal in this book is not to give you another "get rich quick scheme" but to enable you to fully develop a long lasting business on YOUR terms. The only barrier to your success is you!

This book is chock-full of 10 chapters with step-by-step procedures, sage advice, and specific, precise knowledge on how to start your own freight brokerage business.

Although this book is optimistic of your future success, the author still gives you the nitty gritty of the industry with a firm reality check. If you consider yourself a grand salesperson (or truly desire to be one), then this book is where it's at!

Work from Home: Starting & Running a Profitable Freight Broker Business is a comprehensive guide that leads you every step of the way.

Here are some of the highlights of this guide:

  • What a freight brokerage is
  • What a freight brokerage does
  • Describing hat other training you need to be successful
  • A comprehensive listing of training resources
  • What federal compliance will be required
  • A listing of helpful websites
  • Tons of research and leg work completed for you
  • What a day in the life of a freight broker is really like
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Easy-to-follow steps
  • A realistic look at the time involved with this business
  • What starting this new venture will cost you up front
  • How to handle the mindset of being your own boss
  • How to price your services
  • How to market your new business
  • Where to find customers
  • How to keep customers
  • A glossary of commonly used shipping terms
  • Specific answers to you most frequently asked questions

All this information along with tons of true, valuable advice from a seasoned industry leader.

If you ever wanted to be your own boss and work from home on your terms, quickly and easily, this guide is exactly what you need!

©2019 Parma Books (P)2020 Parma Books

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Well meaning but old paradigm; proceed cautiously.

Having now read over 250 of the leading business books and counting and more importantly started and unsuccessfully and successfully run a number of unrelated businesses over many decades, I feel it's very important to caution would be entrepreneurs. Proceed with great caution. Don't let yourself be seduced by the great "romanticized myth of entrepreneurship." Ironically, most books about entrepreneurship would do their readers a much better service if they first presented all the most relevant hard, cold facts about entrepreneurship, starting with the fact that 90% of all new businesses fail within ten years of founding, and then actually tried to dissuade would be entrepreneurs from attempting to start a business. After which, for the brave souls that still wanted to pursue starting a business, a very sober and realistic discussion of what is truly involved, such as working 80+ hours per week for at least the first three years after start up, would be presented.
If you really want to start to gain an understanding of what is truly involved in starting a business in the modern technocracy we live in today, I would suggest these three books are a good place to start, "Zero to One" by Peter Thiel, "The Hard Thing About Hard Things" by Ben Horowitz and "The Lean Start Up" by Eric Ries.
Further, it's so important to realize that every business today is a technology business. As Mark Andreessen famously stated, "software is eating the world." Moreover, the transportation industry is undergoing tectonic shifts that will disrupt and reshape the entire industry over the next twenty years. Just as starting a traditional cab company ten years ago, with the advent of Uber, Lyft and Didi etc, today, in hindsight is seen as a suicide mission, this will also be the case for traditional freight brokerage and trucking companies ten years from now.
There are obvious, public multi billion dollar firms (Amazon, Tesla etc) and not so obvious multi million dollar, VC backed start ups (Embark, Kodiak Robotics etc) that are collectively spending 100s of billions of dollars to capture and monopolize the entire logistics value chain over the next ten years.

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must read book!

this is the best book that I've come across yet.
the author should just write how to books. She is that good. So much effort and attention to detail.
this is written the way most people want, with resores , websites, question and answers and also a glossary . Julia please write more! A book on starting a trucking co. and a book on LLC

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Very informative

This book is jam packed with very great information. I am now listening to the book a third time just simpley because there is a lot to absorb at once. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is truly trying to build a freight brokerage.