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How to Start a Private Security Bodyguard Company

Are you thinking of starting a bodyguard business? There is no better time to starting a security based business than now. This is due to the prevalence of criminal acts in this present time. Innocent citizens get kidnapped, robbed, assaulted and abducted daily.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics reported a total of 58,566 crime cases in 2016. This statistic is just for two locations in one country, now imagine what the record would say about every other places and countries.

Hence, the need for a bodyguard business is in high demand. This is not to say that the security agencies have not been discharging their duties, the crime rate just doesn’t go below average or justify their effort.

However, it should be noted that to start a bodyguard business, of business, some certain things has to be put in place. Some of these things are very essential to the success of the business.

They are explained below:


This is very essential in starting a bodyguard business. Anyone who intends to venture into this business must have had an experience with any of the security agencies- say a retired soldier, a retired police man, among others.

Although it is not the only requirement but it is important because a prospective client is likely to inquire about the security experience of the business owner. The same goes to other personnel who would be used as body guards.


Starting a bodyguard business will require some requisite licensing from necessary bodies. This include the license to use some types of ammunition, license as regards uniform to be worn by the personnel.

Licensing goes a long way in showing the credibility and seriousness of the company to prospective client. As a prospective client, I would rather go for a company that has license to do some things related with security than a company that doesn’t.

Get an Office

It is good to go virtual especially in the digital age that we are in but with the nature of this kind of business, it is better advised to get a space as an office. This, among other things, would ensure the believability and trustworthiness of the company.

Although it depends on individual taste, but an average client would prefer to meet in an office to discuss his type of bodyguard than make such discussion virtually.

Recruit Personnel

The demands of the business cannot be singlehandedly handled. It would be highly impossible for you as the business owner to be a bodyguard to Mr. John and Toby at the same time. Hence, there is need to employ more hands who are capable to handle the task.

Employing personnel if not done carefully could have an effect on the business as time goes on. It should however be noted that not every Tom, Dick and Harry can be recruited. By the nature of the service rendered, it is not everyone that applies that should be employed. There has be requirement which should be set by the business owner.

Train and Retrain Your Personnel

This also is very important to the success of the business. All personnel to be used as body guard must be trained to what to do and at what time to do what to do. They need to be trained on human relationship, security reasoning among other relevant things.

This implies that they need to be professional in their work. If possible they can be made to go on a special security training.

Advertise Your Bodyguard Business

Here, the business is not just advertised in any way like other businesses. The advert method used has to be targeted at some people both artificial and natural. This is to mean that although everyone is in a world that is not secured (so to say) but not everyone can afford the cost of getting a bodyguard or a special guard to follow them.

Therefore, the advert should be targeted at some class and category of persons.

Make It Affordable

Even though it has earlier been discussed that the service is not meant for every Tom, Dick and Harry to request for, it still has to be affordable. The affordability will bring more clients and ensure that the existing ones keep coming.

The point is that it doesn’t has to be too expensive to afford and or too cheap considering the number of personnel that would be paid at the end of the month.

Always Conduct a Follow Up 

Doing a follow up with a client will help in determining what to do and what not to do regarding the personnel. This will also show to the client the level of your seriousness in keeping the business going.

Conclusively, as seen above, like starting any other business, dedication, diligence and hard work is mostly required both by the business owner and the personnel employed in discharging the service.