I have identified both a unique, unfulfilled demand in my area in auto repair, and I`ve also identified an untapped workforce.
The problem is that I don`t know a darn thing about auto repair, let alone how to research what I need to put together a business plan.
I don`t know if there`s anyone out there who has either started their own auto repair shop or knows of a few specific research areas, but I`m trying to avoid hiring a professional to do this research for me. (I prefer to do it myself!)
Does anyone know where I could go to find out:
1. Startup equipment?
2. General lease/utilities/shop maintenance expenses? (I know it varies by area...)
3. Market analysis?
4. Competitor market shares?
I know this is all pretty basic, but I`m new and all to all this stuff. Any hints, pointers, or tips that might help me save money I might have to spend on a startup professional would be appreciated!