While researching different sources to try to convey to our readers that a Windshield Repair Business is a worthwhile, lucrative endeavor, we came across this gem from the Houston Chronicle. We thought it had such nice tips that we decided to quote most of the article here for your reading enjoyment. Happy reading!
A broken windshield business can be a lucrative business opportunity. After learning the skills needed to repair or replace vehicle windshields, you can open a local shop or start a mobile business that allows you to repair windshields at a customer’s home. To build a solid customer base, provide quality customer service, ask customers for referrals and market your services to auto dealerships and repair shops. Operate your windshield repair and replacement business on a part-time or full-time basis.
Apply for a business license to start a broken windshield business. Contact the county clerk’s office or small business administration office in your area to ask about licensing requirements and fees. Contact the Internal Revenue Service to apply for an Employer Identification Number. Use this number on business tax returns and other business documents. Purchase business insurance to protect equipment from theft and damage or to protect business assets from lawsuits or settlement costs.
Establish a business location for broken windshield repair by leasing a commercial retail space or garage from a commercial real estate agent. Choose a space large enough to safely replace or repair windshields while providing storage space for equipment and materials.
Purchase windshield repair supplies and equipment. Contact local salvage yards to purchase intact windshields from vehicles involved in crashes or those no longer operable. Create a list of windshield manufacturers to order new windshields when performing windshield replacements.
List your windshield repair and replacement service in local business directories or place ads in local newspapers and magazines. Contact area auto repair shops to ask for customer referrals. Create business cards that include your business name and contact information. Create fliers that include contact information, list of services and hours of operation.