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#1 Teenacious

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  June 05 2010 - 02:16 PM

Hey guys, I'm really pushing doing my own buisness as of now. I have only two accounts but no shop and no help. I would really appreciate any and all help and advice to get this thing up and running right. the first couple of weeks went fairly well but the last two have been just dead. I'm really trying not to get to down on myself yet but it's summer now, if I can't get the work now should I expect different later?
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#2 lostinbama

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  June 05 2010 - 03:59 PM

Hey guys, I'm really pushing doing my own buisness as of now. I have only two accounts but no shop and no help. I would really appreciate any and all help and advice to get this thing up and running right. the first couple of weeks went fairly well but the last two have been just dead. I'm really trying not to get to down on myself yet but it's summer now, if I can't get the work now should I expect different later?



Be creative!! Also, join and go to every social event/club around that you can find. Meet people and market. Business will come, but you have to go look for it at first...
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#3 TintJunkie

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  June 05 2010 - 07:03 PM

The best advice I can give is dont get into debt trying to get started.

Our business is absolutely debt free, all the way down to our company vehicles. Everything is paid with cash or company debit card.
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#4 LadyTint

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  June 06 2010 - 03:39 AM

my tip is - marketing, marketing, marketing!
inform people about you and your services how they can know that you are existing?!
as Lostinbama said - "be creative"
and good luck :bs
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  June 09 2010 - 02:45 PM

Hey guys, I'm really pushing doing my own buisness as of now. I have only two accounts but no shop and no help. I would really appreciate any and all help and advice to get this thing up and running right. the first couple of weeks went fairly well but the last two have been just dead. I'm really trying not to get to down on myself yet but it's summer now, if I can't get the work now should I expect different later?

I did the same by breaking out on my own and can tell you it took a year and a half plus a part time job to get where I could see a return on my efforts.

Gotta hang in there any way you can if it is what you want for yourself. http://www.tintdude....tyle_emoticons/default/thumb.gif
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#6 cass

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  June 10 2010 - 02:45 PM

I started in jan, I did my car first then added some signs to it, got a massive bussiness card and went to meets, events, ect parked up and put out my signs and business cards and watched the work roll in. Also fliers posted through doors one street a month. Works well for me.
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£100 business cards
£40 per 100 flyers
£30 back window advert
£20 side skirts
£30 Blow up business card

All of this lay out was mostly paid for by tint jobs too!

on every 50 flyers I usually get a job, if I am clever on the estates that I choose to letter drop.

boy racer meetings are the best ones to go to.
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#7 tintlion

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  June 13 2010 - 05:30 PM

I Understand what it is Like In the Beginning. I remember Starting up and It was a real struggle. Hang in There dude. If you are interested in Going Mobile Perhaps I can Help. My Wife Is a Big Internet marketing Guru and Gives me a ton of Work here in Atlanta Georgia. She Told me she has tons of Window tinting Leads in every State. I have really been thinking of offering Leads to tinters like yourself. PM me....

Best of Luck.
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#8 Tint_Pros

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  June 13 2010 - 08:43 PM

The best advice I can give is dont get into debt trying to get started.

Our business is absolutely debt free, all the way down to our company vehicles. Everything is paid with cash or company debit card.


:beer uhhhh, Business loans and credit loans.....thats the American way and the only way especially if your just getting started. :thumb

but yes, be smart and don't get into to much debt.
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#9 Balzyone

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  June 14 2010 - 03:50 AM

My wife and her Aunt opened a flower shop recently and so far they have made it without taking on debt. It is not easy but they say with the economy the way it is, if you can make it through, it is a good time to start.
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#10 lostinbama

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  June 14 2010 - 03:58 AM

Debt sucks...
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