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How to Set Up a Successful Engine Repair Service Business

May 20th 2014 at 12:34 AM

Water bodies occupy a large mass of the planet earth; water plays an important role, especially for aquatic living organisms, scientists and deep sea divers. It has created a knowledge base area in terms of research and recreational activities. It is also extensively used as a medium of transport for moving both goods and human beings. Due to these activities, marine engine repair is a booming business for water vessels engines. This is growing industry with high potential. Here are few tips on how you can start and run a successful marine engine repair business:

  • Choose a suitable location for your business

Location of the business plays a key factor in the success of any business. Your location should be close to your client, accessible by the suppliers and close to the water body. When the location of your business is suitable, it will give the business a competitive advantage over other business of the same nature. Here, you should also take into account the size of the boats and engines you will be able to handle at your facility.

  • Register your business

You do not mean to start a business which is not recognized by the government. This will put you on the wrong side of the law. It’s essential that you start by registering your business. Get the advice of a lawyer where possible. Ensure all legal requirements for your business are taken care of by them. The license can include generator repair services and can also be used when you want to acquire a loan from a financial institution. This also includes registering your business online so that people can locate you when they search for a reliable engine repair center.

  • Get start-up cost

Depending on the size of the business you wish to begin, it’s vital that you do analyze how much it will cost for it to become operational. You should conduct a market survey and assess how much the business cost. Develop a business proposal and business plan, which you can present to the financial institution for any financial borrowing needs. You can also start the business using your personal savings, borrow from family members or from friends.

  • Acquire the correct tools for the business

Mechanics, who are involved in small engines and generator repair services, mostly use the same set of tools. Majority of work tools needed in this profession range from screwdrivers of all standards, a full socket set of different sizes, hex shapes and security, pliers, vice-grip among additional items required. It’s vital that the main tools needed for the smooth operation process are purchased first. Due to different engines to be worked on, you will also need specialized tools from the makers of different engines.

  • Price your services accordingly

Pricing is one of the strategies that business uses to outshine their competitors. The price charged for your services should be moderate and reasonable. Price is one of the decisive factors of the success of the business. Do not overcharge your clients, give a reasonable price so that you can retain your clientele and attract more to your shop.

  • Provide something extra

It involves a complete marketing plan or offering unique or extra services to keep the costumers coming back to your shop. Provide discounts for your loyal customer to encourage referrals from them. You can also offer other services like free cleaning of the boat during engine repair.

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