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As a mechanic, how do you keep your shop up and running when the work is slow?

Im 21, i live in the country and i hope to own my own shop one day. business management career

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Gialan’s Answer

As a mechanic, when business is slow you should have an alternate plan. You may want to specialize in areas where other shops do not offer the same services as you. Tires, Snow plows, etc. Also you may consider marketing in areas and to individuals you normally would not. It is always good to find a need of the community and offer the service that other do not.

You may also consider offering a mobile service. This will provide a great service to individuals without them leaving their home.
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Hassan’s Answer

You'll have to draw from savings or take on loans. Alternatively, you could negotiate with your landlord and others to delay payments or accept lower payments. So you want to have a clear business plan and sufficient savings/loans capacity to cover those situations.

Also, you may want to get creative on what you work on and where. House calls for lawn movers? Go to an HVAC shop @ 9pm to do maintenance on their vans/trucks?
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Brad’s Answer

Advertise. Get the word out of your capabilities and skills. If you have time on your hands go door to door, leave fliers, market yourself and your business. Don't wait for the work to come to you. Take the initiative and go get the work.
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