Hello Socal TW members,
I graduated from ASU last month with a bachelors in business and now I have moved back to Yuma, AZ where my father owns a welding machine repair business. We are both certified to do warranties for all the major brands (Miller,Lincoln, Esab,Thermal Arc) and have had our location in Yuma for Ten years.
We have started to service companies in Tecate and Tijuana so there's a small customer base to start off with. With the potential of expanding to a huge market, we've been looking into leasing a 2,000 sq ft building in Santee/El Cajon to perform repairs.
A couple of questions I have is what areas are worth looking into for both a shop location and an apartment to rent out? The cost of living is higher in other areas but a great location can be worth the premium.