We know how hard it can be to start and/or maintain your own business. Especially in the automobile and auto detailing industry, competition is tough. There are many entrepreneurs and shops that provide excellent quality car detailing Toowoomba, and you need to keep up with the demands in the industry and by the customers.  

So, to help you with your car detailing business, we gathered some of the steps that we obtained from the interviews we had with the professionals in the field.  

1.Define your own success for your own business – when building any business, it is essential that you build your own success, focus on it, and make feasible objectives to obtain what you have set. Focusing on your success is the crucial first step, and this could vary from business to business. This involves thinking about why you started your business and what is your vision for the business that you are building.  

The following are examples of defining success: 

  • Obtain and make money to support my lifestyle, family, and self 
  • Provide something worthy and new to the customers and consumers that serve the community better 
  • Providing employment to the community 

While it is preferred to make specific objectives, it is still okay to have general. We will specify them later on.  

2.Set goals – these are measurable and specific objectives that will set you near your success. Goals need to be specific and attainable unlike defining success.  

One of the most effective ways of creating objectives is using the SMART method. S stands for making your objectives Specific, M for measurable, A for attainable, R for relevant, and T is for time-based.  

3.Determine the variables of auto detailing – variables are the factors that you need to consider in order for you to achieve your objectives. Since you are dealing with auto detailing, you need to be familiar with the variables of the business.  

The following is a list of examples: 

  • The pay and rate of the employees 
  • The number of shops you want to build  
  • Number of employees 
  • The price of detail service 
  • Advertising campaign and strategies 
  • Number of customers per day 
  • Location of the shops  
  • Time to estimate of the detailing service 
  • Different detailing services or packages provided or offered 
  • Types of car you will be receiving for your business 
  • Operating costs 

4.Analyze and then measure the performance of the company – now that you have listed and set the variables, you need now to measure your company‘s performance. You can do this by using software or visualize the data manually in Excel.  

5.Do better – after analyzing and identifying issues, problems, and inadequacies, you now need to improve the performance by doing better and making another set of goals. In business, it is not enough to settle for one set of objectives. You need to rise from one level to another.  

If you really want to succeed in your business you need to take into consideration everything that makes the business work: success, objectives, variables, and methods. You can also plan strategies so you can do the business more efficiently.