Starting Up A Garage
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OK, Based on your first post we didn't realize you are Donald, Fucking, Trump. And that you have graduated froma motorcycle mechanics institute or can hire someone who has.
There are many routes to coming up with a good name examples below:
Ace Cycles - will get you the patch wearing dudes into your shop and get your name on top of a search (AAAce Would for sure. Later on you can do a A3ce cycles as you get better known.
You could make it a personal nickname that will really tie it to you. But then if you sell it or it goes under it's a little weird. (I won't buy the Kia Soul for this reason. It would freak me out to use phrases like "I wrecked my soul," or "I sold my Soul")
You could make it a regional nickname (like Dime City Cycles)or dig in to Wikipedia and come up with some local historical names Nashville, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holler's Mill Cycles
Grand River Valley Custom Cycles. (This would be an annoying thing to type for email and web stuff. Short names will get more hits)
By strongly tieing your business to a regional identity you create a terratorial feel that the modern "Rocker" seem to like. It's like joining a gang or having a secret local pass word. It's like having a white oval on the back of your car with three letters that everyone else who dosent recognize is not as cool as you are.
Good luck, keep us posted.
I had the very first official motorcycle mobile servicing business in Britain.
Just because you managed to offload 3 bikes you put together it's no basis for a career move.
Without training you'll probably have issues getting insurance, without liability insurance, you could end up worse than bankrupt
Without a business plan, you WILL fail, without training (and even with it) you could kill someone
I dabble in rocket science, when I\'m not picking my nose
The other night I gave my girlfriend an orgasm, but, she spat it back at me
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
The built not bought thing may be a cliche left over chopper term and doesn't directly apply and I'm sure there are people out there looking to buy expensive quality vintage racing bikes or quality "cafe" style collectors. But I have a feeling that market is slim. And the ones that have cash wont even know this guy exists! Most people serious about racing will want to build there own, and the rest of the market is douchey, hipsters who fall into the "dirt cheap Japanese brands" edit: (i like how that already ended up as plutos signature haha i wonder how many geeto quotes there are in signatures to date?) where there is just no money to be made. Especially in Nashville, mi. What pj said about the risk you are incurring is very true too...you are directly putting others lives in your hands. Better have damn good insurance or no conscience.
Last edited by Joep7; 03-03-2013 at 09:46 AM.
Says right here that your plan is:
If you don't want to hear the answer, don't ask what people think.
I've been thinking about opening a garage building bikes, more specifically Cafe Racers.
As another business owner (unrelated to mc's) in this form, I would never discourage someone else from starting their own business. I've been in business long enough to run into my own share of speed bumps.
Here's a few points for you to consider:
- The fun stops when you turn a hobby into a business...
- If you don't care about collecting a paycheck every friday - then start your own business.
- There is no such thing as holidays, weekends, vacations and birthdays - all these days become workdays.
- The only way to make a little money is to start with a lot of money.
- Just when you "think" everything is going good - something will happen to knock you down.
- You will spend more time getting your Arss out of jams then you will making money.
- The state and federal gov, bankers, employees, lawyers and customers will be your worst enemy.
- Learn what the word NO means - and use it often.
- One o-shit is worth more than 100 at-a-boys.
- The customer is not always right, but you have to make them think they are.
- Rome was not built in a day and neither will your business.
- What ever bright idea you come up with more than likely is not.
- Employees will steal your every idea, products and money you have.
- There is no such thing as an "equal" partner.
I could keep adding to this list. If your still hell bent on setting the world on fire - have at it. But you have been warned...
Bob - Palmyra NY
2 - 69 CB750, 1 Turbo
1 - 71 CB750
Originally Posted by bmartin
Thats the American dream right there!!!
Forgive us for considering the possibility that you may not have especially ample resources to start and sustain your business. Guys who want to work on motorcycles for a living are typically working stiffs like most of us here, not Money McMoneybags. Plus, anyone who thinks a name for the business is his top priority doesn't exactly give the impression of having had some successful business experience. And, you do list yourself as living in a very small town (1,600 people) in one of the most economically depressed areas of the country. Under the circumstances, I think you would have to tell us a little more about all these "investments" and "plans" and "resources" you have before we would have reason to think you have them.
Originally Posted by Jenks750
Originally Posted by Geeto67
Originally Posted by OC Steve
Edit: the guy is a troll - suspected it from opening but the response cleared it. Even if not troll the inability to listen to good (and even bad) advise without turning to sour puss means his plan as an entrepenour is doomed.
Last edited by kerosene; 03-03-2013 at 10:35 AM.
Here's your established competition located in Ypsilanti, Mi. Check their Facebook page also. Cafe Racer Ypsi: Motorcycles, Service, Parts, Accessories, Gifts & Strong Coffee
That's like, your opinion, man.
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