Starting an auto glass repair business is a pretty good idea. But good ideas still need good execution. Wondering what to do? Here’s how to start an auto glass repair business.
How to Start an Auto Glass Repair Business – Step One: Choose your path forward. Can you manage to go it alone or will you benefit from some help?
The first thing you should do before even setting out on your journey to starting an auto glass repair business is to imagine what kind of auto glass repair business you want to start. Do you imagine yourself running a completely independent business or buying a franchise from an auto glass company? Many people want to wholly own their own business and retain 100% of their profits. Unfortunately, there usually aren’t many profits to enjoy.
Going it alone is incredibly difficult, especially in the auto glass repair business. Why would anybody trust their windshield replacement to “Kevin’s Auto Glass Repair” if they don’t know who Kevin is? The brand name of a successful company? Sure. But some guy named Kevin? Maybe not. Furthermore, does Kevin have access to highly sophisticated, patented glass repair technology? Does he have a business template to follow? Does he have somebody with experience he can turn to for guidance and support? If he doesn’t buy an auto glass repair franchise, he probably won’t.
How to Start an Auto Glass Repair Business – Step Two: Choose the right auto glass repair franchise to buy
Of course, all the aforementioned benefits of buying an auto glass repair franchise only apply if you buy from a good franchisor. Look for a franchisor who has years, even decades of experience. Look for a franchisor who offers training and ongoing guidance. Look for a franchisor who invests into research and development and holds numerous patents on auto glass repair.
How to Start an Auto Glass Repair Business – Step Three: Make sure your location is right.
Before you spend hours researching a specific auto glass repair franchise to buy, make sure that they are looking for somebody to start an auto glass repair business in your area. Not every company will be looking to expand where you live, so don’t waste time on dead ends. Location also matters on a micro-level. Where within your area will you set up your auto glass repair business? That is, of course, only if you choose to start a fixed-location auto glass repair business.
How to Start an Auto Glass Repair Business – Step Four: Decide if you want to start a fixed-location or mobile auto glass repair business.
Starting a fixed-location auto glass repair business means choosing a property to rent or buy and renovating and building a garage in which you can repair auto glass. With enough staff, this means you can service multiple vehicles at once and increase revenue. The downside, though, is that it costs a lot in overhead. By starting a mobile auto glass repair business, all you need is a van that you drive to meet your clients and repair their auto glass yourself where they are. This requires significantly less investment.
NOVUS Glass offers a mobile windshield repair business for less than $50k! With two weeks of training and a fully equipped and branded mobile van, you’ll be ready to start business in no time.
How To Start An Auto Glass Repair Business – Step Five: Contact Novus Glass
To learn how to start a Novus Glass business, please contact us.Back