The Story - It Started With a Truck
He didn't want to stay an underling forever, so he figured the first step would be to get himself his own wheels. He could make deliveries, shipments and keep all the money for himself. He thought it was a rather simple plan, but sadly it wasn't so simple.
After all the expenses, and taxes, and man-hours, and gas, Kevin was only bringing in a little bit more than he was making as a wage worker. Plus he had all the extra headaches of handling with bureaucracies and payment processing, it was kind of a mess. He started realizing that this thing would only work if he wasn't the one to do both the management and the manual labor, he needed workers of his own.
And Then Came More Trucks...So he was wondering what to do, because he only had the one truck but needed to quickly scale up. He didn't want to wait around for his pennies to pile up again. He tells me that if he would have waited, he'd still be working that one truck (this was 10 years ago)... So he asks around about companies that help to build corporate credit of a transportation company, and is eventually able to land a large loan that helps finance 3 more trucks. He now has a fleet!
Being in the transportation industry for the last several years he has plenty of contacts so he's able to get workers without a problem. He also knows which ones are the slackers and which ones of the good workers, so he's able get a solid work force going.