How Do I Determine the Commercial Viability of a New Drone Business?

How Do I Determine the Commercial Viability of a New Drone Business?

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Our caller for today, Jose is an army man on the verge of retirement. Jose is keen to start a UAS business once he commences his civilian life. Considering his background and all the critical skills that he has picked up over the years, what industry verticals should he target? How can he research the market and discover industry verticals that are a good fit for him?

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  1. Caleb Tackett on December 11, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I thought Rob was quoting The Waterboy at first. “It’s me your daddy, Roberto”. Good info as always, thanks for providing useful info to the drone community.

  2. Italo Saravia on December 11, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Hi Guys, i have a something that i Would like to address: im more into inspections, I know that there are drones specific for inspections that cost about $10-30k but im not into purchasing one like those right now… is there one drone that can help me make inspect without having to drop 10-24$k? With thermal camera and stuff? Thx!!

  3. pjongray on December 11, 2021 at 11:42 am

    When you keep saying “verticals” what are you meaning?

  4. Africa: The Gathering Place on December 11, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Hey guys I’ve missed you both on YouTube.

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