What does your business do?
Towing light duty roadside service, fix a flat tire, lock-out, jump
start, fuel delivery, towing general, winch
When and why did you start the biz?
Business started as a call center in January 2018, working for
Agero, we saw an opportunity to provide a better service as a
roadside service because of many calls on call center the Service
provider was so booked that he refuse service for, I personally
was intrigued with the number and decided to give it a try on the
road as a mine roadside with basic change tire, jump start, and
fuel delivery, with time we could see the market urge for towing.
How Many People are in your Company?
2 me and my wife
Where's your office?
Office from our apartment, but we are preparing to move to springs
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
I had a bankruptcy back in 2015, that because when Uber started I
jump in with all what I had, got few tickets and uber kicked me out.
with no job for about 2 months, trying to keep on business made me
file for that bankruptcy. lesson learned, never go all in
What's the most fun part?
It is very nice to help people and many times the service are very
easy, like fuel delivery on a remote area, one time I almost needed
to call a fuel delivery after my fuel delivery, anyways you always
have to be prepared for everything
Anything you would have done differently?
purchased a house before bankruptcy, would help to purchase a house
in meantime, and invest in different kinds of stuff
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
If I can get the towing truck, I can double my income, and with that
income purchase another truck and start growing the crew, so we can
cover more territory and provide better service.
What advice do you have for others?
be prepare for contingency, but don't be afraid of invest in big
projects, just plan to start slow and have an idea of where to go
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I'm looking for investors angels partners or anyone that could give a
light for my walls
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Prior jobs or business?
What are your pets' names?
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Thanks to my little son 2 years old that everyday show me the world
is a little surprise box just waiting to be open
Rafael Maia de Oliveira
735 international boulevard
Houston, TX 77024