Starting a windshield replacement business is often a great decision. There are almost 25 million vehicles on Canadian roads and all of them have windshields and these windshields will periodically need to be repaired or repaired. That’s an enormous customer base and windshield replacement is not something most people can do on their own. With all these customers, it’s no surprise that many windshield replacement businesses make a healthy profit.
Windshield replacement business pitfalls
All of the above are good reasons to start a windshield replacement business. But these reasons are not guarantees of success. There’s an element of risk when starting any business and if you get your windshield replacement business off on the wrong foot, the consequences could be disastrous. You have to know how to start a windshield replacement business if you’re going to be successful. This article will go over some of the things to do when starting a windshield replacement business.
1. Don’t be lazy
It should go without saying, but even businesses that are well-poised to succeed require hard work if they’re actually going to. Starting a windshield replacement business is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes a determined attitude and more than a little elbow grease.
2. Get your finances in order
Starting a windshield replacement business does not cost as much as a lot of other types of businesses. If you opt for a mobile windshield replacement business, you can run your business out of your home and meet clients where they need you, thus removing the need to purchase or rent the property needed for a fixed location windshield replacement shop. Furthermore, you can do it all yourself if you don’t want to hire staff. And windshields and auto glass can be stored in glass warehouses relatively cheaply.
That said, you can’t start a windshield replacement business with a few thousand dollars. Windshield franchises cost about $35,000-$40,000 in fees, plus other costs. If you don’t have all that money in liquid capital right now, that’s OK; many financial institutions offer financing because they see windshield replacement businesses as fairly safe investments.
3. Start a windshield replacement franchise
We mentioned a franchise above because it’s almost always the wisest choice. You want to know how to start a windshield replacement business, right? Well, do you know who already knows how to start a windshield replacement business? Windshield replacement franchisors. And they’re always looking for qualified franchisees to grow their brand. And the brand is key. If you pick the right franchise, then a customer who is serviced by one franchise location of your brand, and is happy with the service, then moves, is going to look for another franchise location of the same windshield replacement business.
4. Choose the right windshield replacement franchise
Starting a windshield replacement franchise only works if you pick the right franchise. You want a franchise with a track record of success; one that is decades long, preferably. And you want a franchisor who will grant you an area of primary responsibility (APR) that guarantees they won’t allow another franchise location to open up near you.
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