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  Wholesale and Distribution Businesses

As owner of a wholesale and distribution business, you are the middle-man between the manufacturer and the retailer. As such, you essentially deliver the products to the retailer for the manufacturer and so you are in the business-to-business category. You need good negotiation skills as you want to make a profit when you deliver to the retailer. Sales and people skills are a necessary ingredient to the success of such a business.

Since this is a large scale business, managerial skills are of paramount importance. You'll need the support of an office staff. Consider whether you need to hire maintenance and repair mechanics if you have trucks or whether your products can be shipped via shipping services.

As with any business, do your research, and contact a business broker who will provide invaluable advice and assistance.