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When the Going Gets Tough, Start a Home Based Business

These suggestions might sound way out for someone struggling to survive in a bad economic situation. But it is the way I dealt with it when unemployment and the need to care for three young children drove me. Everyone has talents and can offer themselves if they know how and this is the crux of a good business. What are you good at and how to present yourself. Above all build up your ego and self-esteem.

In my case my early life was full of opportunities and it is sill something that amazes most people. Marriage, however, brought changes for which I was unprepared. Going from complete independence my then husband decided to not support me and when my first was due I was left with the idea of opening a baby shop.

It was OK but quite a drag after the second child came along. My mother who had supported me there and spent long hours behind the counter passed away and things went from bad to worse. Eventually we moved into our own home well away from where I grew up and into an area completely foreign to me. Travelling back and forth to the shop took hours and selling it was the only alternative.

Being at home was horrible as my whole body rejected not being involved in something. The money was also very tight as I still struggled with the meagre income of my partner. He had a drawing board for designing houses and one day I decided I could also use it for designing purposes.

All my life there was a love of gardening and drawing in my persona. Recently taking up art I also found teaching it in the front yard was a good possibility. It did not, however, bring in much money and this caused some friction to emerge in the marriage.

One day I decided to put an ad in the local paper and presented myself as a landscape designed. This was something never attempted by me before and nervously I approached my first appointment. It was for a garden in one of the richest areas around us and the lady loved my ideas and paid me $400 for my first ever design.

After that things snowballed. I bought magazines and books on designs and many engaged me then to carry out the work involved. This allowed me to hire staff and then to undertake garden maintenance. Meanwhile I also opened a shop to sell products to support my designing business.

It is my belief that anyone can do things like this if they are inventive enough and willing to have a go. Whatever one is even slightly good at the chances are you can start a home based business and who knows where it might lead you.

While my business expanded to a staff of 20 or more it was still mostly conducted from the home where the children grew up under my supervision. It provided enough income to have a nanny for them when they were young, to put them into private schools, and to have home help for the housework. No woman should say they can’t do this when we have so many tools available to help us.

When the Going Gets Tough, Start a Home Based Business

These suggestions might sound way out for someone struggling to survive in a bad economic situation. But it is the way I dealt with it when unemployment and the need to care for three young children drove me. Everyone has talents and can offer themselves if they know how and this is the crux of a good business. What are you good at and how to present yourself. Above all build up your ego and self-esteem.

In my case my early life was full of opportunities and it is sill something that amazes most people. Marriage, however, brought changes for which I was unprepared. Going from complete independence my then husband decided to not support me and when my first was due I was left with the idea of opening a baby shop.

It was OK but quite a drag after the second child came along. My mother who had supported me there and spent long hours behind the counter passed away and things went from bad to worse. Eventually we moved into our own home well away from where I grew up and into an area completely foreign to me. Travelling back and forth to the shop took hours and selling it was the only alternative.

Being at home was horrible as my whole body rejected not being involved in something. The money was also very tight as I still struggled with the meagre income of my partner. He had a drawing board for designing houses and one day I decided I could also use it for designing purposes.

All my life there was a love of gardening and drawing in my persona. Recently taking up art I also found teaching it in the front yard was a good possibility. It did not, however, bring in much money and this caused some friction to emerge in the marriage.

One day I decided to put an ad in the local paper and presented myself as a landscape designed. This was something never attempted by me before and nervously I approached my first appointment. It was for a garden in one of the richest areas around us and the lady loved my ideas and paid me $400 for my first ever design.

After that things snowballed. I bought magazines and books on designs and many engaged me then to carry out the work involved. This allowed me to hire staff and then to undertake garden maintenance. Meanwhile I also opened a shop to sell products to support my designing business.

It is my belief that anyone can do things like this if they are inventive enough and willing to have a go. Whatever one is even slightly good at the chances are you can start a home based business and who knows where it might lead you.

While my business expanded to a staff of 20 or more it was still mostly conducted from the home where the children grew up under my supervision. It provided enough income to have a nanny for them when they were young, to put them into private schools, and to have home help for the housework. No woman should say they can’t do this when we have so many tools available to help us.

Investing in Advanced Auto Cleaning Equipment For Car Dealerships

If you are in the business of car wash and auto detailing, it is not enough for you to be satisfied with the number of walk in customers that bring their cars to your lot. You may be missing out a lot by just waiting there. Time’s a wasting and so is money if you just sit there in your office and wait for the customers to come to you.

You must take a pro-active stance in your business. You must be the one going to them and not waiting for them to come to you. Add new services like advanced auto cleaning equipment for car dealerships.

Finding the Customers

One of the possible areas where money is waiting for you to be mined is the many car dealerships that are found in your city. For sure there is more than one in your place that you can offer your business to. Most of these car dealerships want their displayed cars to look clean and new that is why they will be willing to invest or pay someone else to do the dirty work for them.

The second hand car dealers will be the ones who will most likely get the services of advanced auto cleaning equipment for car dealerships as most of them do not have the capabilities to do so. So if you want to make sure that you get the business, approach those car dealers that sell used cars.

Of course, the owners of this car dealership know that the probability of selling a second hand car depends on how it looks on the outside as well as the looks of the interiors so they will want to make sure that it stays clean and shiny. If you are able to get the contract with them, you are sure of a steady income and not just depend on the customers who just drive in for a wash. Equipment to Use

Since it is but practical for you to bring your services to the car dealership instead of them bringing the cars to your shop, you must have the right mobile washing equipment as well as advanced auto cleaning equipment for car dealerships to be able to give good quality service to your client.

The most important thing to consider is having a high quality pressurized washer as well as a good quality vacuum cleaner or a carpet extractor for the interiors of the car. This way, you will be able to address both the interior and exterior of the car.

The pressurized washer is good to take out the dust and other dirt that have stuck in the car especially when it is exposed to the elements. Also, a pressurized washer will use less water in cleaning a single car compared to just hosing it down.

A carpet extractor or cleaner is needed to clean the interiors to make sure that all the dust that has accumulated in the seats is removed. This kind of cleaning equipment is needed so as not to ruin the interior surface of the vehicle.

There are many advanced auto cleaning equipment for car dealerships that you might want to invest in such as the soaps, chemicals, tubs of wax for the car. It may sound a lot and some may cost more but the returns that you get from giving good service will be more than enough to cover for it.