If you’re in the automotive detailing business, you know the competition is fierce. With more than 61,000 businesses in the industry, breaking away from the mold can be difficult. In order to get ahead, you need to consider how you can expand your business reach.
If special events, marketing, social media or discounts aren’t getting you the exposure or respect you need to take your detailing business to the next level, it might be time to consider a conversion. By investing in a national franchise brand, you can add brand-name power while keeping your staffing, loyal customers, and basic services. You can even keep your brick-and-mortar location, resulting in significant savings.
Here are some of the benefits of converting your detailing business to a national franchise:
Corporate Support: As a franchise owner, you’ll open the door to a national support system that’s ready to help your business grow. If you need social media, marketing, or re-grand opening support, the franchise development team will be there to make sure your business makes a big splash.
New services: Many automotive franchises, such as Tint World®, help detailing businesses find extra revenue from expanded services. By converting to a national franchise, you can offer your regular customers new services such as window tinting or vehicle graphics in addition to your detailing work.
Training: If your range of services has expanded, you’ll surely need training – something that franchises offer. By converting to a national brand, you’ll receive all the training you’ll need to make the expansion successful.
Brand name power: A great way to get your foot in the door with new detailing clients is to have a nationally-backed business name. If you convert your business, you’ll instantly have the power of a national brand to attract more customers.
Adding a trusted and reputable brand name to your detailing company, such as Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, can earn you the leverage you need to expand. To find out more about converting to a national franchise, contact Tint World®’s franchise development team today.
If you’re looking to become a business owner, it’s important to pick an industry in high demand. The U.S. automotive retail industry is growing in popularity, and the associated aftermarket sector is projected to be in even higher demand with an estimated net worth of $273 billion by 2017. It may seem, though, that automotive business owners need years of experience and countless hours of training to be successful, which would exclude a large number of entrepreneurs.
Now is a great time to get started as an automotive business owner, but if you have no experience, where do you begin? One solution might be becoming an automotive franchise owner. Franchise ownership typically comes with all the training, systems, tools, and brand awareness you need to be successful. Even so, choosing which model is right for you can be tough.
Here are a few points to consider when looking for an automotive business:
Training: No reputable automotive business should throw you to the wolves untrained. Look for brands that offer business, management, vendor relations and technical training before and after your launch. Even if you have zero automotive experience, you should be able to open your doors ready to tackle any job.
Vendor Relations: Having access to parts that customers want and need for their vehicles is key to the success of an automotive business. If the brand you’re looking at has limited access to parts or has poor vendor relations, your business will likely lag behind.
Support: Having a team of developers to help you with a grand opening, marketing, public relations and social media will allow you to concentrate on the revenue-building aspects of the automotive business that you love.
Lending Options: No successful business startup is cheap, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Look for a brand that offers financial support that’s backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Multi-Store Ownership: If you build one successful automotive business, why not build another? Franchising provides the opportunity for your business to grow as a territory with corporate support for each new store you open.
Without the above considerations, your efforts to become an automotive business owner may fall flat. To maximize your chances of success, stick with the trusted source of aftermarket automotive customization across the U.S. – Tint World®. With multiple franchise program options available – including single store, multi-store, co-brand store or conversion store – the perfect opportunity is available to kick start your automotive career. Contact our franchise development team today to learn more about your options for opening your very own Tint World®.