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7 Steps To Become Start-up in a Private Military Company

If you have a military background and you have been able to gather appreciable number of years of experience and professional certification before retiring as a military officer, you can still make money from your experience in retirement by starting your own private military company. It is easier for those who have real time experiences in the military or any other active security force to serve as security consultants or to setup a private military company.
The need for a secured environment can not be relegated to the background in our world today, as a matter of fact; there are organizations that can’t operate if they don’t have private military as security guards. For example; oil companies that work in rigs in hostile environment or construction companies that work in areas prone to violence would need armed security personnel to provide security for them in order for them to carry out their operations. That is where private military companies come in.

Starting a private military company is a little bit challenging simply because of the various huddles you need to scale through before you can be issued license from the government of your country. You are expected to have a sound military background, relevant certifications and clean criminal records. Once you are able to secure your license, you will still be expected to abide by the rules and regulations governing the business or else your license will be revoked and your company shot down.
If you have made up your mind to start your own private military company, here are some few tips that will guide you to get started from the scratch and then build the business to profitability within record time;

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1. Conduct Your Research
There are countries where individuals cannot be allowed to setup private military company because of the danger such organization can cause in a country. So, what is expected of you to do if you want to start your own private military company is to first of all conduct your research, to know if private military companies are permitted to operate in your country and the scope of training and operations allowed by private military companies. You can also research on the kind of weapons private military company can make use of, how they can source for their weapons and all necessary affiliations available to them. The information you get from your research will help your start your private military company on a positive footings.
2. Acquire Relevant Experience and Certification
No doubt, it is easier to setup a private military company if you have the relevant military background and experience. Hence, if your intention is to start your own private military company, then you must first be enlisted into your country’s military, acquire relevant experience and qualifications and also enroll in causes and certification programs that will enable you become a security expert cum consultant. If your intention is to start your own private military company in future, from your first day in the military, you would have started gathering all the relevant experience that can help successfully setup your own private military company once you are retired.
3. Write Your Business Plan
A good business plan is a necessity if your intention is to setup and run an organized company that can leverage on opportunities to maximize profits. The dept of your business plan and the details it contains will go a long way to show how serious you are about the business. It is important to clearly state all the strategies that will enable you run the business smoothly with little or no hitches, and strategies that will help you grow the business. Don’t forget to cover the area of finance and budget in your business plan and also clearly state your goal, vision and mission in your business plan.
4. Register Your Business and Apply for License
It is important to clearly state that you cannot operate a private military company anywhere in the world if you do not legally register the company with the government of your country. As a matter of fact, this type of business is highly regulated by various government security agencies because of the potential danger that can arise from a group of people trained to carry arms. As such, ensure that you inquire from the corporate affairs commissions of your country to get the requirement needed to incorporate a private military company and the required clearance needed before the company can be registered.
5. Set – Up Your Office and Training Facility
Private military companies provide high level security for companies that are exposed to danger as a result of conducting their jobs. Companies like oil servicing companies, oil and gas companies, construction companies and in some cases humanitarian agencies who don’t have access to military et al. So, what is expected of you to do is to set up your office facility in a place where you can as well build a standard training facility. Normally, you expected to get approval from the military of your country before you can be allowed to build such training facility.
6. Recruit, Train and Arm Your Staff Members (Security Agents)
One of the challenges you stand to face in starting your own private military company is the challenge of recruiting the right set of people. Since you are expected to arm your recruits, you must set a standard that will enable you to only recruit people with clean criminal records, people who won’t engage in criminal activities once they are trained to carry arm. As a matter of fact, the state security service of your country and even the military are expected to regulate your activities so as to guide against arming the wrong set of people that can become security risk in your country.
7. Market Your Service to Potential Clients
There are companies who can’t operate unless they have armed security personnel. Your responsibility is to look for such companies and market your service to them. It is easier to market this type of service if you have a permit and license from the government of your country.
There you have it; the steps to follow if you want to start your own private military company.

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