A windshield replacement business start-up is a great way to get involved in business ownership without needing to invest a ton of money. Even better, unlike many other start-ups, you can actually make money with a windshield replacement business.
Windshield replacement is a stable business. You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to start up a windshield replacement business, either. But you do need to know what you’re getting into.
With about 35 million or so automobiles in Canada, the windshield replacement business has a strong customer base. But the same is true for restaurants; everybody eats, after all. But how many restaurants do you see go under every month? People have many more options of where and what to eat than what to do when their windshield shatters. If your windshield shatters, it must be replaced; you can’t just throw on a scarf and goggles like you’re driving a 1914 Stutz Bearcat.
But the underlying point is true: despite the huge customer base, some windshield replacement businesses fail. Especially when they’re just starting up. For many people, a windshield replacement business is the wisest choice for a start-up. But that doesn’t make it fool proof. Sufficiently talented fools can find a way to fail with a windshield replacement start up. Here’s how to avoid that fate.
Buy a windshield replacement franchise. Starting up your own windshield replacement business might seem more romantic and you might want to avoid paying a franchise fee. But only a select few individuals can succeed independently.
When you pay a windshield replacement business for the right to start up one of their franchises, you’re paying for something. Actually, you’re paying for a lot of things. You’re paying for the franchisor’s wisdom and knowledge accrued over years, maybe even decades. You’re paying for a brand name under which to operate. You’re paying for a business plan template. And, ideally, you’re paying for access to patented windshield repair technology. What individual can start-up their own windshield replacement business who already has these assets? Very few, if any.
Pick the right windshield replacement franchise to buy. Not all windshield replacement businesses will have all the above benefits.
If you buy the wrong windshield replacement franchise, you might as well just try your luck and start up your own business. You need to make sure you’re partnering with the right windshield replacement business who will help you during the start-up process and beyond.
Figure out your financials. Starting up a windshield replacement business gives you more flexibility with regards to your level of financial investment. Make sure you choose the path that’s right for you.
Knowing your financial capabilities is key before starting up any business. With a windshield repair business, you have a choice: do you want to start up a fixed-location business or a mobile one? A fixed location means you must buy or rent a commercial property and set up a garage. This can be very expensive, but it allows you to maximize revenue by working on multiple automobiles simultaneously. A mobile location means you can drive your van to where your clients are and replace the windshields yourself, minimizing overhead.
NOVUS Glass offers a mobile windshield repair business for less than $50k! Your fully equipped and branded mobile van will be all ready to go with the tools, technologies and resins you’ll need to get started right away.
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