How to Start a Guitar Repair Business

How to Start and Run a Successful Guitar Repair Business: Practical Tips for the New Entrepreneur (EBOOK/PAPERBACK)

 

Get on the inside track for a successful guitar repair, guitar building and/ or custom guitar shop business. Save yourself time, money, and frustration when starting up your own business with this helpful guide-book that offers key insider tips and a thorough overview of what to expect in the business, written by an industry veteran. Don’t go into business without reading this book first! Includes 20 downloadable forms, lists, templates, and examples to use in your shop!

 

 

Includes:
  • How to establish shop rates and pricing;
  • How to market yourself & advertise effectively;
  • How to set up your business for success;
  • Information on common business structures and accounting practises;
  • Industry-specific marketing tips;
  • Business start up tips including common start up costs;
  • Extensive pricing examples (blue book pricing);
  • Tools, equipment and supply lists;
  • Business and accounting forms;
  • Work order templates;
  • Instructions on how to build a Erlewine-style Neck Jig;* and more!

*Downloadable

Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION 4
GETTING STARTED 5
DAY IN THE LIFE OF RUNNING A GUITAR SHOP 5
SPECIALIZING, FINDING YOUR NICHE 8
Service Sheet Example #1 with optional add-ons 9
YOUR TRAINING & EXPERIENCE 11
THE BUSINESS & HOW TO PROFIT 12
Additional Revenue Streams 14
MARKUPS, MAPS, and YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE 17
INCREASING YOUR STREET CREDIBILITY 18
SETTING UP SHOP: A Simple Process to Getting You Started 20
BUSINESS PLANS 22
BUSINESS STRUCTURES 23
TYPICAL STARTUP BUSINESS COSTS 26
YOUR POLICIES 28
ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS & RECORD KEEPING 31
MARKETING 34
ADVERTISING 36
CONCLUSION 42
RESOURCES 43
Tools List 43
Supplies List 44
Equipment & Fixtures List 45
Service Pricing Sheet EXAMPLE #1 46
Service Pricing Sheet EXAMPLE #2 48
Work Order TEMPLATE #1 51
Work Order TEMPLATE #2 (Guitar Setup) 52
Guitar Setup Spec Sheet EXAMPLE 53
Business Startup Checklist 54
Company Overview Example 55
One Page Business Plan 56
Press Release EXAMPLE 57
Warranty Policy EXAMPLES 58
Accounting Forms 59
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 61

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