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Old 01-20-2010, 08:25 AM   #21
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Just some marketing strategy and basic statistical modeling (the good ole bell curve distribution) for you to help you out.

I think you should create a middle tier of services. Typically consumers will choose a middle tier more often. People percieve the lowest tier as a bargain/cheap package and many people except for the bargain hunters will not choose to buy this. The top tier is generally preferred by the people who like to go all out and don't care about money so they will be the only consumersto purchase this. You need something for the average people.

Make sure that the services you provide in your middle tier of service have the highest profit margin (cheaper cost of materials, time involved, etc.) This is going to be your meat and potatoes. Your bottom tier should be a good bargain for people, with low margins, and using it to get your name out there and refer you to others that might be more inclined to use your services.

This is coming from my experience and also having a bachelor's degree in business

Advertise, advertise, advertise

Give out business cards and promotional items as much as possible. Get a small enclosed trailer for your gear and put some vinyls on it. Also advertise yourself to local businesses especially office parks..thats gonna be where you make your money, you will save on gas because you can park in a parking lot and do multiple cars.

Good luck to you dude. I love to see others with the entreprenueral spirit like I have!
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wow thanks for all that advice dude! definatley taken into concideration!
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You better listen to that advice too!... It's freakin McGyver for gods sake!

Good luck with the Biz. I've actually been thinking about something like this. I'm a very detailed person so it would only make sense.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #24
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Just some marketing strategy and basic statistical modeling (the good ole bell curve distribution) for you to help you out.

I think you should create a middle tier of services. Typically consumers will choose a middle tier more often. People percieve the lowest tier as a bargain/cheap package and many people except for the bargain hunters will not choose to buy this. The top tier is generally preferred by the people who like to go all out and don't care about money so they will be the only consumersto purchase this. You need something for the average people.

Make sure that the services you provide in your middle tier of service have the highest profit margin (cheaper cost of materials, time involved, etc.) This is going to be your meat and potatoes. Your bottom tier should be a good bargain for people, with low margins, and using it to get your name out there and refer you to others that might be more inclined to use your services.

This is coming from my experience and also having a bachelor's degree in business

Advertise, advertise, advertise

Give out business cards and promotional items as much as possible. Get a small enclosed trailer for your gear and put some vinyls on it. Also advertise yourself to local businesses especially office parks..thats gonna be where you make your money, you will save on gas because you can park in a parking lot and do multiple cars.

Good luck to you dude. I love to see others with the entreprenueral spirit like I have!
Great advice! We have 2 detail services that roam our office park, and have a ton of work.

I can use my awesome international finance degree to help you hide money overseas to avoid taxes
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:54 AM   #25
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Just some marketing strategy and basic statistical modeling (the good ole bell curve distribution) for you to help you out.

I think you should create a middle tier of services. Typically consumers will choose a middle tier more often. People percieve the lowest tier as a bargain/cheap package and many people except for the bargain hunters will not choose to buy this. The top tier is generally preferred by the people who like to go all out and don't care about money so they will be the only consumersto purchase this. You need something for the average people.

Make sure that the services you provide in your middle tier of service have the highest profit margin (cheaper cost of materials, time involved, etc.) This is going to be your meat and potatoes. Your bottom tier should be a good bargain for people, with low margins, and using it to get your name out there and refer you to others that might be more inclined to use your services.

This is coming from my experience and also having a bachelor's degree in business

Advertise, advertise, advertise

Give out business cards and promotional items as much as possible. Get a small enclosed trailer for your gear and put some vinyls on it. Also advertise yourself to local businesses especially office parks..thats gonna be where you make your money, you will save on gas because you can park in a parking lot and do multiple cars.

Good luck to you dude. I love to see others with the entreprenueral spirit like I have!
That is all damn good advice...and i would say +100000000 on the business cards....so many people used to ask me for business card to my a/v installation business when i didnt have any...i realized i needed to get them out asap!!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:45 PM   #26
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thanks guys!
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:59 PM   #27
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jeez i charge 20 bucks for a wash, all normal cars, trucks and suvs. by normal i mean stock. ur detail prices r cheap though. i charge 140, 160, 180, 200 for oversized
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:58 PM   #28
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jeez i charge 20 bucks for a wash, all normal cars, trucks and suvs. by normal i mean stock. ur detail prices r cheap though. i charge 140, 160, 180, 200 for oversized
please read first post... dont post about my prices please. thank you
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:01 PM   #29
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please read first post... Dont post about my prices please. Thank you
dont take it the wrong way, im said ur detail prices were good. No disrespect, its always good to know what other detailers r charging.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:07 PM   #30
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Wow, good idea man, I've always thought about doing this. When I clean my truck, it's an all day event. Good luck with it. If you ever need a business partner, let me know. Haha
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #31
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Good luck with the business!!! this doesnt help but i would hire ya to detail my folks cars cause im gonna be waxing my dads sequoia, moms x5 and my truck all tomorrow
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:16 AM   #32
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Good luck with the business!!! this doesnt help but i would hire ya to detail my folks cars cause im gonna be waxing my dads sequoia, moms x5 and my truck all tomorrow
haha thanks dude!
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for Christs sake when you email me i do check my email regularly and you will get an email back so check your inbox form time to time... i have two people that have sent me emails about full details and no response from both of them
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for Christs sake when you email me i do check my email regularly and you will get an email back so check your inbox form time to time... i have two people that have sent me emails about full details and no response from both of them






Just kidding...
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