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Car Wash Business Plan

Execution

Marketing & Sales

Marketing Plan

Our marketing strategy is to attract customers who will be repeat users and will frequent the business in the typically quiet times. It will not be difficult to attract customers during the summer months and on the weekends, the weekdays however, especially in the winter, people will not think about having their cars washed. For this reason, Soapy Rides will target people who will tend not to be restricted to these busy times.

More specifically we plan on targeting: 

  • Business owners who make their own hours. We will reach out to them by paper promotions and brochures handed to everyone who works in the area and connect to the local businesses through facebook and linked in. They will get a discount the first time they use our service for giving us a try. 
  • Retired people – we will mail them promotions or drop them by their homes in the area. This demographic is less likely to be on social media but we will honor any promotions they find online. 
  • Dealerships will need cars detailed and washed regardless of the time of the day and week.  We will build a very good quid pro quo relationship with these dealerships. This will supply a constant flow of traffic.
  • Businesses will need their fleet cars washed during the week during regular business hours. Again this will be due to  strong quid pro quo relationships with these businesses. If they trust their cars or their clients cars with us we will take very good care of them 

Sales Plan

Sales strategy is on a one-to-one basis. All customers will feel they are a valued friend of Soapy Rides, and that all employees care about the care and upkeep of each vehicle. We must be aware that there are low switching costs in the car washing industry, so we have to work hard to develop and keep repeat customers.

Operations

Locations & Facilities

The location was previously used as a quick stop automobile service shop, so it is set up to move vehicles quickly through the premises, but does not have all the necessary systems in place to host a car wash and detail facility. The services of a contracting company will be sought to convert the use of the facility and to improve the customer waiting room facilities.

Milestones & Metrics

Milestones Table

Milestone Due Date
Followup on Press Release
Jan 03, 2020
Business Plan
June 01, 2020
Rental Contract
Aug 02, 2020
Convert Premises
Sept 05, 2020
Hire Car wash Staff
Oct 03, 2020
Hire Admin Staff
Oct 24, 2020
Distribute Flyers
Nov 03, 2020
Press Release
Nov 21, 2020
Open for business
Dec 19, 2020

Milestones Table

Milestone Due Date
Followup on Press Release
Jan 03, 2020
Business Plan
June 01, 2020
Rental Contract
Aug 02, 2020
Convert Premises
Sept 05, 2020
Hire Car wash Staff
Oct 03, 2020
Hire Admin Staff
Oct 24, 2020
Distribute Flyers
Nov 03, 2020
Press Release
Nov 21, 2020
Open for business
Dec 19, 2020

Key Metrics

Our Key Metrics 

  1. Cold calls – We are aiming to have 3 to 5 percent of who our sales people call use our service
  2. The number of cars washed in a day 
  3. The number of cars washed in a month
  4. The number of businesses that have a working relationship with me. 
  5. The number of staff members needed to wash the cars in a timely manner. 
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