Small businesses are great. Politicians love them, locals want to support them, and small business owners get to be their own bosses. But how do you get started? Here’s how to start a small windshield repair business.
Starting a small windshield repair business is not particularly difficult. Windshield repair is not that complicated of a job. However, you must make sure you get the small things right at the start to succeed later.
Small businesses are great for new business owners. Maybe someday you’ll have a franchise portfolio that includes ownership of several different franchise locations. But for now, you’ve worked as an employee for years, saved your money, and you want to be your boss. If you’re like most people in this position you don’t have a lot of money.
Many franchises can cost half a million dollars, and more, to buy and get up and running. Of course, you can take out a loan and many of these expensive franchises can make you good money in the future. But a lot of people aren’t comfortable with loans of that size hanging over them. A small windshield repair business is a low-cost option.
Starting a small windshield repair business can be a relatively inexpensive process. If you make the right decisions.
Some people have their heart set on buying a particular business and that business only comes in one format. They have to find enough money to buy one or that’s it. The windshield repair business is different. The best windshield repair franchisors offer fixed-location and mobile windshield repair franchises. Fixed-locations are what they sound like: a physical location where people drive their vehicles to have their windshields repaired.
Fixed-location businesses are great, but they can be expensive to start up. Starting a mobile windshield repair business is more affordable. These businesses are smaller; you don’t necessarily need to hire any employees if you can do the windshield repairs yourself. You operate your windshield repair business out of your home and drive your van with all your windshield repair equipment to your customers and perform the repairs or replacements on the spot. You can store your glass in warehouses that are easily accessible and inexpensive.
When starting a small windshield repair business, you have to make sure you do things right. But this also applies to the franchisor from whom you buy your windshield repair franchise.
Starting a small business is the first step in a years, maybe even decades-long relationship with your franchisor. Buying from a franchisor allows you access decades of experience, marketing support, training and ongoing education, and proprietary technology and equipment. But you have to pick the right franchisor to work with. Remember, you’re trying to start a small business, not an expensive one. So make sure your franchisor has clearly and honestly labeled financial information.
NOVUS Glass offers qualified franchises the ability to start the small windshield repair business of their dreams.
At NOVUS Glass, we offer both fixed-location and mobile windshield repair businesses for sale. We also offer training and access to our plethora of patented windshield repair resins and technology. To get started on the path to operating your own NOVUS Glass Repair and Replacement business, please contact us.Back