Starting an Auto Detailing Company
Before you go any further, let me tell you something, auto detailing business will drain you out, as there's a lot of manual labor involved. You should enter this field only if you're willing to work very hard.
Research and Evaluation
An individual will be sure about your decision to start the business, you need to carry out some research, and evaluate your business concept. Many people who skipped this phase, did not last too long on the market. Research makes you think rationally, it is essential (as you might get overwhelmed by your urge to start the business). Inside your research, you should identify your competitors and note down the services supplied by them (you should also note the service charges), isolate your prime section of operation, and also observe the drawbacks in this company. Research will help you evaluate your idea, and help you produce a good business plan.
The Business Plan
A business plan is vital for any business, and is a precursor to achievement. You are not working for charity, are you? Therefore, you have to stop acting like an amateur, and begin behaving like a professional. Efficiency and effectiveness are the characteristics of the professional, and you can only develop these two attributes for those who have a good business plan. Develop a strategy and work regarding it.
Service Vehicle and the Equipment
If your company is "mobile", you will obviously need a service automobile (van/truck). The vehicle should be able to accommodate all the equipment that you'll need for the job. Once you have the automobile, it is time for you to get all the gear (all cleaning chemicals, wax, polishers, and all other equipment that you'll need for cleaning). The best way to attract clients is by showing them your talent, and the best way to achieve that is to recondition your service vehicle, and let your projects speak for you!
Note: If you wish to work in areas where you will see no local supply of water and electricity, then you ought to have a water tank and a generator in your support vehicle.
Registration and Other Formalities
Register your business, and acquire all permits you'll want to run your auto detailing business. Your client will convey more confidence in you, if you have all the needed licenses. If you do not have the required enables, you might just run into trouble someday. I recommend you need to do get a liability insurance, as you will be focusing on someone else's property.
Good Marketing Strategy
I always state, growth is nearly impossible without marketing. You cannot just begin a business and expect to get clients! You will have to invest considerable time and effort to acquire clients. It all starts with using a striking name for your business. You should use this name as well as your contact number, on your service vehicle. Use all possible advertising way to attract clients (local newspapers, fliers, Internet, etc. ). Provide interesting service packages at reasonable rates, this will enable you to get repeat customers and referrals. Do not hesitate to advertise yourself on every available platform. Remember, a high quality service will result in viva voce promotion.
If possible, attend some auto detailing training programs before you begin your business, and also trying incorporating modern technology in your business (it will help you increase efficiency). The points mentioned below will help you get an excellent start. Your future ultimately depends on your work. All the very best!