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Starting out

Post by Successteamnva » November 20th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Hello all,
I have been practicing for about 8 months now and have all my business tools inplace and ready to venture out after recovering from an Achilles’ tendon surgery which had me down and out since late August. My question is this. Should I start out repair for cash/charge or insurance or both? What would you pros who have been doing this suggest? I am retired so I have the time to invest. Thanks! :)

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Re: Starting out

Post by Semper Fi » November 30th, 2018, 5:52 pm

In my opinion you should set yourself up to accept both cash customers and insurance claims. Don’t limit any income streams. Good luck with your business.
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Re: Starting out

Post by kingsglassrepair » December 7th, 2018, 6:54 pm

Definitely both because not everyone will have glass coverage so they will be automatically a cash customer, Find out what others are charging for cash price or come up with a price that you think that area would be willing to pay for a repair.

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Re: Starting out

Post by RCRNR » January 12th, 2019, 9:31 pm

I am a true believer in Insurance It is of great benefit to your customer. Even if you go to State Farms website which don't always cover repairs for their customers they do an excellent job of explaining the benefits of repair over replacement.(Ironic). Do all of the above your customers will appreciate the fact you take insurance usually at a lower cost than you would charge cash as a benefit to them plus it brings in an extreme amount of business. ALL of my jobs and businesses I have owned in the past all required sales ability and relationship building. You don't have to be a sales man to set up a free repair to a customer but do still build a relationship. I am always curious how things are going for others new to this like me. Let us know how its going.

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