10 things to consider when starting your PDR Business

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					?Owing to the reasons that paintless dent repair is fast and efficient it is quickly
becoming popular. But there is a dearth of trained professional technicians who are
skilled in the techniques that are required for this trade. If after training you want to
start your own business then here are some tips to keep in mind when starting your
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) Business.
1. Survey the Market:
It is very important that you consider your potential market. Decide who you will
work with? Do you have any connections at a body repair shop, wholesalers, car
dealer, detail shop, service centre, etc who will hire you once you complete your
paintless dent removal course?
2. Survey your Competition:
Collect information about how many paintless dent removal technicians there are in
your area and how are they operating in your potential market. What are the charges
for their services and what kind of a relation does your competition have with your
potential market as well. Note all these things down for reference.
3. Register your Business:
Check out your state government's website and get information about how to register
your business. Make sure that you choose a business name that connects you to the
paintless dent repair industry and you could even use the words like dents, dings, dent
repair, etc. Complete the entire registration process or even get some professional
help.
4. What are your State's Requirements?
The rules and regulations vary from state to state and so it is important that you are
completely aware of all the requirements for setting up a PDR Business. You may
need business insurance, sales license, shop space, etc. You could ask a local dealer or
the office manager of a PDR company what their dealers require from their vendors
that is you.
5. Get Trained and buy the Tools:
You need to get trained at a very good academy so that you are well versed in the
techniques and skills required in this business. You could consider the name Dents R
Us for your paintless dent removing training. For more info check them out at .au.
You will also need to buy your tools for the job and you need to practice as much as
possible.
6. Get Business Material:
You will need office stationery, business cards, invoices, etc and even some
accounting material.
7. Don't quit your Current Job!
It is important that you keep your current job as you will need some income to support
the business and the family till you are really on your way.
8. Practice on your Acquaintances:
As you begin your business you will need as much practice as you can get and one of
the best ways is to practice with the cars belonging to your connections and
acquaintances. Of course not many people will hand over the keys to their BMWs,
until you are sure of your skills but till then you can even ask your local body shop to
give you some work for no pay.
9. Pitch yourself:
You need to be your best marketing strategy. You need to start talking about your
work to potential clients or people who will get you work. You need to show them
what you are capable of and you need to convince them that you are only getting
better and it is YOU that is working for them. Be responsible and you will get
recommendations.
10. Legalities:
Last but not the least, finalise your legal businesses and tie up the loose ends in
regards to conducting your business as a vendor to body shops to dealerships.
These are few things you could keep in your mind when starting out. Hopefully they
have been of some help.

				
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