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How to start a car valeting business

Finding parking at parties, weddings, baptisms, bar mitzvahs and other large events can be frustrating for guests. Using a car valet service can help to bring the frustration level down so that guests can enjoy the party. Car valeting - a service where individuals park the car for others for a fee - can be a lucrative business for an organised enterprising person.

Plan your business

Things to consider Take into consideration the number of events held in your area and how much competitors you will have. Consider if the people in your area use valet services or if you have heard of anyone speaking of the need for such a service. Decide how much you will charge and how you will keep track of your expenses.

Use your connections and build your reputation

Use your connections An individual who wishes to start a car valeting business should focus on starting small and building a reputation. Ask friends or relatives who have an upcoming event if they would hire you to park the cars for guests. Offer a reduced rate and ask that they write you letters of recommendation once the event is over. Build your reputation Treat every car you valet with kid gloves. Your reputation as a legitimate car valet service depends on how satisfied customers are with your service. Always be cheerful and polite. Ask people that you trust 120% to work with you. If one of these people is not honest or is careless, the chances of you building a successful business will be reduced. Leave business cards with every person you valet a car for.

Register your business

Register your business with the proper local and tax authorities. Hire an accountant and lawyer to help you to keep your finances in order and to make sure that you are doing things legally. Keep receipts and close records of all money that is made, including tips and make sure that you have insurance to cover accidental damage to vehicles.

Advertise

Advertise your business in temples, synagogues, churches and schools. Ask caterers, wedding coordinators and others who work at weddings and big events to advertise your services. In return, promise to advertise their services to potential clients. Put advertisements in the newspapers, on local radios and news stations. Build a website so that people can find you online.

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