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#26 03-01-09 11:24:38

RJHGT
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From: Congleton, Cheshire
Registered: 23-01-08
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Re: Business attitude

Hi All,

I was just wondering what your attitude to the business side of driver training is. After all, we are all self-employed, all running a business.

So are other instructors rivals, or colleagues?

Are you making friends or enemies on the way up?

Are you willing to tread on a few toes on the way to success?

Oz

Anybody that does what you are doing is competition!! However competition is healthy!! Remember those on the way up, cause you might need them on the way down!!


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#27 03-01-09 21:47:18

Russ
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Re: Business attitude

There is one thing that seems to be mssing from most in this trade is ' you are running a business'. whether you are solo or a franchisee it is down to the individual to bring home the bacon.

Just because some choose the soft route of paying a franchise fee, no work is guarenteed, but any extra business is a big bonus.

nealy all seem to stay in one area of teaching 'manual' 'L', too survive in this credit stricken times investment in equipement, in own personnel training, diversefy into other 'L' area's.

i don't just stay with one type of learner, i mainly teach auto, my 2 collegues teach the manual side, but my big growth area, B+E training, despite a recession is going from strenght to strengh, charge a far higher hr rate, working less hrs per week, yet earning more than 07/08.

i constantly look for oppertuities in the market place, or niche areas thta others don't or cannot be bothered to go into.

you have to tough with your client base, sometimes it is better to loose a constant canceller than to be let down. chargeif they do not meet your terms. most adi's appear to be a soft touch,but look at other professions you would be charged if you did not turn up, charged if a engineer  called but you were not in.

it is more than possible to  earn 30k + in this  trade, youjust need to tret learning as  abusiness to ride out these quiet times.
russ

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