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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-13-2005, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Im thinking about starting my own Performance Shop!

Ok I live in Arizona and have always wanted to start my own shop. Selling performance parts, lights, bodykits, rims, tires and everything that has to do with cars. I have the money to keep this running and everything.

Mainly me and a buddy are going to go in on this together. His mom owns a construction company out here so we can get the building at a cheap rate.

What do you guys think? What can I do to make it better? What Floor Plans should I use? Layouts? Design? How much do you all think it will cost?


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If you want people to design it for you, you better start putting out some cash, bud

You should have a seperate "rice" section.


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Im thinking about starting my own Performance Shop!

Thats good. But my friend went to art school and hes a good artist but just looking for ideas.


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Im thinking about starting my own Performance Shop!

That sounds like something i would like to do in the future and a lot of fun...But with any new business i can assure you it wont be easy. Think logical with the floor plan and do you plan on just being a retailer or an install shop too with full garage, tools, etc.?

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Here's a floor plan


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Well im majoring in interior design, so if you need any ideas on makin it look pimpdigity holla at me.

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^^^^^^BHAHAhahahahahah!!! That actually looks like a couple of shop down here. Nopi looks like that.
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Thanks speedo I'll keep you in mind. Any other Ideas?


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1st of...THINK do you have a lot of shops around your area?
if you do i wouldnt put your money into since biz would be hard.

i wanted to do the same here but we have a lot of shops in my area.


but if you do still want to open plans things out and TAKE YOUR TIME! dont rush it.
dont go to big( with the building and everything) cause you dont know how its going to go, start small, cause you can always grow.



start with one bay for the shop, and a good size show room.


and the main thing later on is getting your name out. thats where the money comes in. remember one thing you wont make anymoney for about 2 years or so, so dont think you are going to be rolling in cash right away.

if you have the cash to pay the bills (the shops) for 2 years and you dont have other shops to deal with, then go for it!!!!!!


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Have you thought about the kind of products that you want to carry (brand wise), will you be able to perform installations that require an experienced mechanic, OR is this going to be more of a buy it here and DIY type place?

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