May 30, 2015 at 9:47 am #64622Tom HamParticipant
You – not me – we already did.
Because after all these years it seems to me that many (maybe most would be more accurate) of the problems that shop owners run into could be partially or fully addressed by moving.
Are you due for a move? Are you considering a move?
Have you already moved? If so, why – and what differences occurred?(Cost can easily run $50-$100K, so do it once and do it right)
Tom - Shop Owner since 1978June 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm #74048Frank Scandura IIIParticipant
We did move 2 1/2 years ago. When we first opend in the old location in 2001 the surrounding area was pretty nice. It didn’t take to long to get around town. Fast forward a few years, crime increases, graffiti – cars broken into, difficult to navigate traffic jams to get to and from the shop.
We found a place closer to a “better” part of town with freeway visibility and easy access. so glad we did. better clients, customers we haven’t seen in a few years thanking us for being closer.
beware: its expensive to move – all the equipment, one years worth of dedicated marketing and more!
Frank M Scandura IIIJune 3, 2015 at 9:08 am #74054roebigdParticipant
We moved our shop only 4 blocks 25 years ago and it was the best thing we did. But you need to really calculate the expenses to move. We spent over $20,000 to move. and added 3 bays
Sign removal and reinstall, phone change over , larger phone system, new business cards, new repair orders ( before we used a computer form) , Scrubbing new shop, painting, Security System, More outlets, compressor move, new air lines, more shelves, workbenches, office redo , Hoist remove and reinstall , move hoists if needed , Forklift, just to name a few
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