I have be an avid car enthusiast my entire life. This being said, I spend most of my time washing and cleaning my personal automobile as well friends and family vehicles. I grew up detailing a show car and have always felt a desire to open a business to provide people with the ability to take care of there automobile. My personal background is in small business and I have graduated high school with a graphic arts background as well a Technical college for marketing and sales.
My prior job, was with a small business that employed 16 employees with 3 full time office staff members ( including the owner ) long story short I feel I was being taken advantage of since the owner was one who was hardly around, so I was at times running the company, I dealt with sales, marketing, daily scheduling, appointments etc etc and took part in some of the financials as they had a full time financial person. I was so involved I even spent time sweeping the floor. Sadly I was recently let go ( of course after you help a company achieve a few million in sales they no longer need you ) and since then have put forth an effort into starting my own sole proprietorship business.
The business I am looking at starting would be a Car wash containing 2 touchless automatic bays, 3 self service bays, and 1 self service truck bay. I always have felt the desire to own a car wash. I’m looking into doing things slightly differently than your typical car wash as I’m a car enthusiast. The land currently I desire to open my business on is about 6 Acers next to a gas station and along a busy state road, that is currently growing with more traffic as the area is blooming with new homes, home developments and town houses. As well several businesses that employ an average of 1,000 people at each facility, with more businesses opening in the near future.
Do you feel a Car wash would be the right business for me ? I know people have told me to open a detail shop, but I do not see a “need” in the area for one. I have also been told by multiple people to open my own business, family and friends, as well previous employeers and employees have been very supportive of this idea.
( Sorry for being non descriptive, I’m trying to keep this short )