Setting up a new business can be both an exciting adventure and a daunting prospect, with one of the biggest challenges being choosing and buying the equipment, tools and materials you will need.

Unless your new business is based entirely in an office, or online, there’s a reasonably good chance that you’ll need to get out and about visiting clients, transporting goods, or collecting materials, which means buying a vehicle.

Driving-your-business-forward-in-a-used-vanThere are a number of advantages to having a business van rather than using cars or other personal vehicles. Obviously there’s the practicality, with vans providing far more room, or at least, more usable room. But there are other benefits too, such as being able to advertise your business or brand very clearly.

Vans are mobile advertisements for your business. Whenever you’re driving down the road, stopped at traffic lights or the van is simply parked somewhere it can be displaying your business details, catching people’s attention and providing them with key messages and important information. It’s worth spending some time thinking about how best to use this mobile marketing space because for a small business or for any new business it’s a great opportunity to sell your services at no extra cost.

Of course buying new vans can be expensive, but there’s actually a huge market for buying used vans. Perhaps this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, since one of the main reasons there are so many used vans for sale is that as businesses grow and expand so too does their need for larger vans, leaving smaller, newer businesses with the opportunity of starting out with extremely affordable and practical small vans.

This saves money, and because many of these used vans for sale are still relatively new they represent a great long term investment. Versatility, practicality, affordability and great marketing potential – it’s an ideal way to help drive your new business forwards.