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How To Start & Finance An Auto Body Shop Business

    Erica Seppala
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Erica Seppala

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in accounting, finance, and point of sale, Erica has been researching and writing about all things small-business since 2018. Erica's insights into personal and business finance have been cited in numerous publications, including MSN, Real Simple, and Reader's Digest. She is a graduate of Limestone College.
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    Justin R

    Great article! I appreciate the time you put into your research. As a newcomer, I completely understood what needs to happen in order to be successful. Thank you!

      Alex Gramm

      I represent a web development agency F5-Studio and my two cents about websites for auto bodyshop business.
      You need a quality website.
      Is it expensive? Yes, it is. But let me give you an example. One of our client had a “cheap website” and he he was disappointed. He made some research and he was surprised by a result. He was losing customers because his website was poor. When we start our cooperation he hadn’t much money, We found the solution for him (WordPress, a good approach to create clean UX design and help his potential customers find information). So you needn’t much money, you need experts.
      Also you need to avoid website builders. Because you will get poor website without responsive or mobile design (Do you want to ignore people who use smartphone for web search?), bad for SEO and alot of limitations.
      If you create a bad website, you will waste mone. Then you will spend money to redesign a bad website, to migrate website to quality platform, etc.
      Many bodyshop owners can say, that they needn’t website because they have loyal customers. I agree, some owners needn’t website but there’re specific cases.
      From our experience goodwebsites help owners even in a recession.

        Fresno Auto Body

        Well written and to the point. I appreciate the detail in this article!

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