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  1. #11
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    Being hidden can have it's advantages also. You are not retail so drive by shoppers are not likely anyway. You can do almost anything you want without worrying about someone complaining. Not having people just stop in to chat & check it out. Where I am from zoning, regulations & compliance are very common things that get people in trouble.

    For instance say you need to pimer something you are building/repairing. Not something you usually do but this job needs it. Someone might complain if you were in full view of the street & saw you painting without a booth.
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    Default Go For IT!

    Sounds like a really good start (as long as you get a "Real" garage door). Agree with others, check zoning, make sure you can do what you do! You MUST be able to put a Large sign out near the Highway, or you might as well work out of your garage! I have been there, done that, and the worst move I made (believe it or not) was a move to a location that had no visibility "Traffic". Sure it was 6000 sq. ft. high ceilings, 14' doors, could drive a entire rig through the shop, and it was only 625.00/month, BUT, and this is a big BUT! I had no visibility, no area for signage, banners, etc. and therefore, no business. Moved from there to a place on the highway, that was a third of the size, and I now have plenty of business!
    Good Luck!

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    Didn't speak with the owner. Was on a job site all day. Maybe tomorrow I'll have a better chance. I'll ask about putting a 3x5
    Sign up by the curb on either direction. A few feet of the grounds. To get the ball rolling. Any other suggestions.
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    That sign sounds too small. Try reading a sign that size while you are driving by it at 50 mph. A good sign has to be big enough to read easily by someone driving by at 50 or higher speed. It's a waste to put up a small sign that can only be read by someone standing still 10' from it. If your shop can't be seen from the street your sign will be the only way to show people who you are and where you are located. It needs to be much larger with attention getting colors so it's easy to read quickly from a distance.

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    Default Moving out the garage into a shop?

    Being behind a building, make sure you can really secure the place. Most thieves work best where they can't be seen and there is not much light. Your equipment is you biggest investment. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eecervantes83 View Post
    Didn't speak with the owner. Was on a job site all day. Maybe tomorrow I'll have a better chance. I'll ask about putting a 3x5
    Sign up by the curb on either direction. A few feet of the grounds. To get the ball rolling. Any other suggestions.
    Another thing to check: Sign Ordinances!
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    Default Go for it!

    Eddie,
    I think it sounds like a good deal. the price of shop space around here is pretty high so to get this deal with all utilities sounds good. We need another shop to run a little compitition with northwest and ross. Most of the roads witihin two miles of town are lower than 50 mph so your sign should be just the right size.
    Jerry

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    Well i got the shop. But its always empty. Like I said most my work is onsite. I've done a few repairs in the shop. But I'm guessing its going to be a while before I get a few more customers.
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    Default Now you need...

    Now you need a shop manager...lol
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