HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL TOWING BUSINESS
Hello and thank you for checking out my new post about how to run a successful Towing Business of which today you will learn the things you should and should not do that will help you in becoming a successful Towing Business moving forward in the future and to be able to avoid alot of mistakes like i have made since i got started in the business initially just doing the basic Roadside Assistance.
1. Make sure you start your business with cash in the bank and that it is enough to handle if you need any kind of repairs if your truck breaks down or even to just be able to afford fuel for your truck.
2. Make sure you have a all your insurances set up correctly.
3.) Make sure you have your website and all your free ways of advertising setup as well as going out and getting some contracts setup and a starting date for any contracts that you get signed up for your services for when your ready to start including the motorclubs as well as ads that you might want to place on Google Adwords, Bing and Facebook to help bring in all your cash calls that will make you more money then the motorclubs.
4.) Work hard and make sure you accept any calls that come in even if you see that your doing a call for a motorclub that might only pay $30 - $40 compared to making $50 - $100 for those cash calls you might be getting from Google Adwords.
5.) Make sure your a 24hr Towing service because you will start to learn in time that most companies seem to close at night and not want to really do service no matter if its summer or winter i have personally found alot of places still close for the night and in doing so you tend to lose alot of business along the way then.
6.) Work hard no matter what and help people when you can and make sure you have everything setup correctly so you can be successful, Never undercut your rates just to be the guy to get all the calls....I personally have been playing with my rates back and forth to find a sweet spot that works best for all my customers no matter if they are someone who lives in a poorer neighborhood or someone in a more fancy neighborhood because being fair and reasonable goes a long long way no matter what.
7. Be different and be good and don't ever feel like what you do does not matter even if you deal with some rude people you will always find and deal with more that are good and true and are willing to go above and beyond to give you their business no matter what.
8. Finally even if you are a 24hr Towing Company always be sure to make some family time if you have kids and a wife or a husband because family means more then anything and you will always have family even if you do not have a business and without including your family you will never get anywhere and things will tend to fail and that is the biggest thing i have had trouble dealing with over the last 4 years as i have tried to put business over family and i did learn from having a injury on the job that i had to start making family time in order to move forward.
Hard working man and father and a entrepreneur that wants to succeed for his children and himself.