What does your business do?
Auto service and repair. Our target demographic is women as it has been expressed to me that many women feel intimidated taking their car to a male mechanic.
When and why did you start the biz?
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
rented garage. Not a great neighborhood, needs repairs (plumbing, new door, electrical), no vehicle lift...but it's cheap and affordable as a startup location.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The inability to just purchase the tools and equipment I need to be able to offer a more complete range of services. A lift can cost $2,000-5,000, HVAC equipment $4,000, a new door $1,000, a quality scan tool $1,000... We are working on cash capital only and that is extremely limited.
What's the most fun part?
Being able to make another woman feel good about where she chose to have her car serviced and seeing that customer return for other services.
Anything you would have done differently?
find money first and don't open until you're ready.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Western Colorado Community College
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
The building fell in my lap, so to speak...
Grand Junction, CO 81501