Once you’re fully licenced, proficient and have the knowledge to start up your own garage business, you’re then tasked with actually getting it off the ground. Needless to say really but this can be an expensive task; not only do you need all your equipment, there’s the cost of running your business to consider as well.
However, what you’ll be pleased to know is that there are steps you can take to help make this more affordable for you. So if you are in a qualified position to start up a garage business without investing too much, read on to find out three ways you can do so.
Rent your Unit.
First and foremost, you need an appropriate location for your business and as nice as it would be to own your company’s premises outright, it’s not the most affordable option. Look online for garage units you can rent instead. This can benefit you in a few ways as the unit itself is already set up to accommodate your operations and should feature the relevant health and safety requirements. On top of this, by renting you have the option to relocate much faster when your business grows.
Establish an Online Presence.
In the highly competitive world of business you need to establish your brand quickly to make clients aware of what you offer. Rather than paying large amounts for advertising you can do this yourself using social media pages like Twitter and Facebook. Set up as many as you can and use them to promote what services you offer and what deals you have. Ask friends and family to share your pages with others and gradually your followers (and ultimately customers) should start to increase.
Offer a (Cheap) USP.
From a business perspective, the importance of having a unique selling point can’t be understated, which is why you should offer one. A cheap option is to purchase a pressure washer and generator and offer a car washing service for your clients. Little touches like this can make your garage stand out from the rest and your customers will appreciate getting their vehicles back repaired and looking good as new. Again, look online for this but make sure you source your car washing equipment from a specialist retailer like SGS Engineering for instance.
With all this in mind then, all there is left to do is take the plunge and get your garage up and running. So be sure to consider these three tips and soon your start up could become a thriving success.