When we talk about anything to do with cars and specifically automotive franchise business opportunities, it is easy to think that it’s only for men. Anything from driving tow trucks, changing oil and fixing engines, spray painting vehicles, or changing tyres seems to be a man’s world!
It may seem politically incorrect but to be honest there are a giant percentage of men in these industries, and a giant percentage of men searching for an automotive types.
Not just for men
But consider another side of the automotive niche. Couldn’t it as easily be a fantastic opportunity for a couple or a family? Someone has to man the phones, someone has to take the bookings, and someone has to manage the books.
OK so here we go again with the politically incorrect but wouldn’t it seem more likely for the men to be getting their hands dirty and perhaps his lovely wife organising the payroll and tax commitments and doing the admin and back of house invoicing and accounting as well as front of house, face to face dealing with customers.
Alternatively how about the female franchisee running her own company and employing the muscle in the auto repair niche?
With an auto service type, of course a potential recruit could do both. Man the phones because let’s face it, nearly everything is done via mobile or email. So any bookings or communications could be checked periodically throughout the day between call outs.
So during the growth period everything could be manned by one person and then as the business expands and more and more customers start calling, perhaps then the opportunity would arise to hire a second person.
It is all very well to think of hiring another mechanic or whatever the case may be and both run the admin side but this may not be wise. In this case it may make more sense to outsource the administration to another company. Possibly book keeping or accountancy & financial franchises could be sourced to fulfil this role.
The automobile industry is at an all-time high with every man and his dog wanting to drive around in this year’s model. The great British public do take great pride in their cars and besides, the UK winter is the last place you would want to be in a broken down car!
The best automotive one isn’t necessarily the one with the highest entry level fee. The best automotive one is the one that best fits your skillsets and achieves the motivations you have for running your own business.
Whether it is an auto repair or a car care franchise there is really plenty of business out there. There are more cars on the road than ever and auto repairs, spray painting, tyre changing, car valeting and servicing is a booming industry.
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