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    Seed Money: Every business that wishes to make progress needs to get a capital to help transform its plan to a successful business. The car wash business needs a good financial background to fund the necessary equipment needed for working.  With a good capital, you can work with a good budget to push the car wash business to a successful state.

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    Location: Here is another vital role in determining a successful business that is just starting up, always get a suitable location that can be accessible for car owners and also have a good drainage system. Residential area and commercialized area are both good options in as much you are within people's reach. The location also increases the rates of cars coming in on daily basis. Get large premises to accommodate enough vehicles at a time, your venue also increases your revenue.

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    Review Your Competition: Take a walk around your chosen location and study your potential competitors. Observe their marketing strategies, the number of clients they have at a time, the duration they spend on a car, their charges, and the tools they use.

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    Equipment And Tools: Water is an essential factor needed for every effective cash wash. It’s needed at all time, so you can generate your own source of water by constructing a borehole or a well. However, you need a pumping machine run it. Considering the constant poor supply in the power sector, Generator is also vital when starting up a car wash business. The generator will be a means to generate electricity for pumping water and other use. Buckets, pipes, brushes, soaps, towels for drying the cars are also needed. You will definitely need more equipment once the business begins to expand.

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    Paper Works: Make requirement on where to register and secure a license for your business. After registering your business name with CAC, you should contact the local authority for car wash license in other to prevent your business from community disturbance and make sure you adhere to the rules lay down by the authority to keep your business in line.

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    Operations: Decide if want to run your business independently or to secure a franchise. Running it independently, will give you the total control of your business with no limitation or restriction and you won’t have to pay for royalty. If you run it under a franchise, you will be using the image of the company to render your service. It helps to grow sales faster and attract more customers but you will be paying some agreed amount of money to the company.

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    Draft A Business Plan: It’s very important to focus on the long term and short term while preparing your business plan. You can get a professional to research and write you a business plan on car wash business. This will help you and also attracts more investors in the development of your business. Business plans written by professionals are easily interpreted into reality and have a good impression on business development and management.

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    Employees: Employees also have a great role for a start-up business to record immense growth rapidly. You need to make proper consultation and assessment before hiring your staffs; behavioural act is a major problem you need to note while hiring. Get punctual, competent, innovative and most of all polite staffs that will attract customers to your car wash.

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    Market Your Business: Design a strategy to create awareness and get people to patronize your business. With what you have observed from your competitors, you can extract a great marketing strategy to use in attracting car owners to your garage. Moreover, make your service a marketing agent for your business by rendering the very best service to both new and returning customers.

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  • Edit Tips Car wash business is one of the fast growing businesses in Nigeria. You can also record success and accumulate profits by rendering good services to your customers.
  • Edit Tips Advertising your car wash business on social media platform get people informed about your business.
  • Edit Tips Always interact with your customers from time to time to correct mistakes and improve the services to the public.
  • Edit Tips Get adequate and long-lasting equipment to make your work faster and easier.
  • Edit Tips As stated above car wash business strive on its location, make sure you get a good location that makes your car wash accessible to all.


  • Edit Warning Make sure you get a good location before setting up the car wash business. Busy route is a great one to consider, hire the right staffs and make sure you don’t relent on the service you deliver to your customers.
  • Edit Warning Protect and return every missing item that belong to your customers that builds trust between both parties.

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