Even Professional Detailers have questions about running their auto detailing business. And since 1999, they’ve found answers to their questions, tips, training, equipment recommendations, and much more here at AutoDetailGuide.com. We are pro detailers writing for pro detailers.
Other detailer websites claim to show you how to run your business by selling you stuff. Our focus is on resources to help you build your business. You might be the best detailer in your town, but if you don’t understand the basics of sales, marketing, and managing your business, you will fail.
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No matter how you offer detailing services, either in fixed shop location or via mobile detailing, you need to consider Garage Keepers Liability Insurance. In this article we discuss the need, the reasons why it’s important, and how to learn more about this important coverage.
One of the most important aspects of running any kind of business is having the right business insurance coverage. Auto Detailing Liability Insurance is no less important. With a detail shop, your insurance requirements are more specific than many other businesses. Mainly because you have care, custody, and control of customer vehicles. Which exposes you to greater liability if you damage a vehicle.
Many businesses in the detailing and tinting industry pay their workers by check and issue a 1099 at the end of the year calling them “independent contractors”. Paying anybody under the table is illegal and bad business.
So what exactly is “Auto Detailing Business Best Practices”? It’s a fairly simple concept actually. All of these “best practices” actually contribute to developing more business and building a great reputation. Our shop doubled our sales and tripled our profits after implementing this for only 2 months. Those kinds of results made it worthwhile to keep promoting and improving these ideas.
Scuffs, minor scratches, paint flaking, bumper scuffs and deep scratches. All of these kinds of minor damage can be repaired without the services of a body shop. A paint chip repair can have your vehicle looking like new most times in less than a day.
When you are in the detailing business, you need to make sure that all your bases are covered. You have issues flying at you from everywhere. Employee issues, insurance, taxes, equipment breakdowns, growing the business, marketing, sales, etc., etc. Pretty much a standard day in any entrepreneur’s life, but the difference with the detailing business is that most of the heavy lifting is done by you, the owner.
If you own a vehicle today, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the horrors of paint overspray on cars. If not, you might be here because it just happened. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our definitive guide to Paint Overspray Removal.
Construction companies always have problems with their heavy equipment cleaning needs. So why not help them with it? As part of your regular mobile detailing business you have most of the equipment you would need to be a very effective heavy equipment cleaning vendor for local companies. We can show you how to build a profitable heavy equipment cleaning service to add to your detailing or mobile services business.
Auto detailer transporter plates are hard to get, but they will grow your business like crazy if you can get them. Check out our guide to detailing transporter plates, repair/towing plates, and more.
I’m going to come right out and say it. 1099 contractors are almost always employees. Almost always is probably shooting low because as far as detail shops and similar businesses, you fail the IRS criteria test probably over 90% of the time. I know this may surprise some of you reading this, but if you didn’t think this was the case you probably wouldn’t be here reading this. I wrote 5 reasons your 1099 contractor is actually your employee to highlight this important compliance subject for small businesses.