A lot of people dream of owning and running their own business, but sometimes the start-up costs can be so prohibitive that it forces you to put your plans on hold. Property is particularly expensive, and perhaps that’s why we’re seeing a growing number of would-be entrepreneurs re-focusing their plans and building online or mobile enterprises.
Car detailing is one job that you can easily do on the go. It’s entirely possible to start out with inexpensive supplies, building your tool kit as your business and profits grow. If you’re wondering where to begin, here are three essentials to get hold of…
#1: A Medium to Large Vehicle
You cannot own a mobile business without the means to travel from place to place, and the vehicle you choose has to be big enough to contain everything that you might need: the necessary tools and supplies, large quantities of water, and so on.
Your current drive might be ideal, but if it’s not, consider how you will fund a more appropriate motor. It may be that you could part-exchange your current car through a dealer, or that you can sell it privately and use the funds raised to buy a replacement.
However you choose to do it, make sure that you upgrade it for something more suitable; something that is spacious, roomy, reliable, and boasts high fuel-efficiency to keep travelling costs low.
You don’t have a business unless you have the tools necessary to carry out your work. You should be able to shop around online to get these at the most competitive prices, and if you want to keep your overheads to a minimum, doing so is essential. For cleaning chemicals, start by stocking up on auto wax and window, exterior, interior, wheel, tire, and carpet cleaners. Complete your collection with some essential tools: a vacuum, buffer, window squeegees, buckets, brushes, sponges, cotton cleaning towels, and perhaps a petrol- or diesel-driven air compressor.
#3: An Online Presence
Last but not least, you need a way for customers to find your contact details, so online marketing is a must. Cheaper and more effective than traditional alternatives, it will allow you to build a customer base, engage with clientele, and advertise your services free of charge. A basic website is a good place to start, and an active Facebook or Twitter presence will work wonders for improving the visibility of your new and exciting enterprise.
With these three essentials, building a successful car detailing business should be a doddle.