Why start a detailing business? Or, why did you start a detailing business? Do a little mind mapping by writing down what you are thinking… why you believe you’re a good fit for detailing, and why it’s right for you. Use a pen and paper, it has a better way of sticking in your brain and it makes you truly think more.
Just like your life, a detailing business has chapters. Each chapter starts depending on where you are in life.
If you are young and just starting, you are far more able to put hours into your business. You can cram, work hard, and dedicate a ton of hours to your business and the rewards can be rapid.
Maybe you are like me, a parent who wants to enjoy his kids and not work a traditional job. Maybe you are at the end of you career and thinking of the “what’s next” step in life. If you are one of these individuals, you will need to use your time wisely. You will still need to put in the hours. Even as a dad, I put in the “seat time”, as racecar drivers say. I was up before my family and working after they went to bed.
Don’t rob your family of their time with you, work when the sleep. You can perform much of your marketing, bookkeeping , and equipment maintenance during early morning or late night.
Building a business, any business, is going to take a large amount of your time. You will have to pay the price , and in the early days it can and will take a heavy toll. Don’t make your family pay or you will lose more than just a business. Keep God, family, life, friends, and your health first.