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2013-06-18 08:56:18 PM  
Yes for some of the tools we need

For only $5.00 a month, you can have access to all the tools you want.

And if we rase the goel

For only $5.00 a month, you can rase all the goels you want.

Anyway.  Good luck.
 
2013-06-18 09:11:42 PM  
Good luck and all, but asking people to "Help me start  a Automotive Restoration business" is no way to succeed in business.
 
2013-06-18 09:14:40 PM  
I don't have much money, but that's a respectable goal right there! Good luck to you submitter
 
2013-06-18 09:18:09 PM  
Put me down for a gram.  Oh wait, an auto business..  Forget that, Uh, gotta go
 
2013-06-18 09:19:28 PM  
We will be rebuilding and restoring cars trucks vans motorcycles everything. We will  be rebuilding there motors. Personaly like to get the older motors as clean as possible

Dude. This is how you proofread your request for $25k from strangers?
 
2013-06-18 09:30:26 PM  
Work on the proof-reading. It seems like a good enough idea for a business. Good luck.
 
2013-06-18 09:50:42 PM  
You don't already have a large tool chest?

Anyhoo...

Haggle hard on the rent and don't do anything (outside of warranty work) for free.

Good luck.
 
2013-06-18 09:54:52 PM  
I own an auto restoration business so I'm getting a kick.....

//It's twu, it's TWU!!

Pro tip: forget the tire machines, they are too expensive, take up too much room and you will rarely use them when restoring cars. Those are for service shops, TIG is also iffy, you better be doing a lot of aluminum (and be dang good at it) to justify it. I shant bore you any longer (but believe me I could!)
 
2013-06-18 10:06:32 PM  
No.  Wait.  I want to hear more about shant boring.
 
2013-06-18 10:09:31 PM  
I want to start a business to get whores to blow me while I record it for a private collection. You get nothing from me but stickers that I buy on sale at Dollar Tree and a personalized thank you note for all the whores giving me blowjobs.
 
2013-06-18 10:21:14 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: No.  Wait.  I want to hear more about shant boring.


Fark is not your personal erotica site!

Dear prospective business owner... Please, for the love of god hire an accountant and talk to someone with actual experience to advise you. If you really want to do this you'll need a lot more than tools. Otherwise, that $25k is going to disappear and you'll be selling those tools for half the price just trying to get some money back.
 
2013-06-18 11:31:22 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I_Am_Weasel: No.  Wait.  I want to hear more about shant boring.

Fark is not your personal erotica site!

Dear prospective business owner... Please, for the love of god hire an accountant and talk to someone with actual experience to advise you. If you really want to do this you'll need a lot more than tools. Otherwise, that $25k is going to disappear and you'll be selling those tools for half the price just trying to get some money back.


What does he care? It would have been free money.
 
2013-06-18 11:32:55 PM  
"Just wanted to give a update. Things have slowed down. But we are still working towards our goal. We are looking for any donations. All help is apreceated."

Seriously, man. You're going to have to at least look legitimate. If you can't take 3 seconds to spell check then how do I know you're not going to take that 25 grand and buy a bunch of crack?
 
2013-06-18 11:33:41 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I_Am_Weasel: No.  Wait.  I want to hear more about shant boring.

Fark is not your personal erotica site!

Dear prospective business owner... Please, for the love of god hire an accountant and talk to someone with actual experience to advise you. If you really want to do this you'll need a lot more than tools. Otherwise, that $25k is going to disappear and you'll be selling those tools for half the price just trying to get some money back.


Shut up! I might want those tools you tool!!

//I have a shant boring machine you can hear anytime!!
 
2013-06-18 11:53:38 PM  
If my toy money was in the bank instead of in cash, I'd donate a dollar to this horrible troll.
 
2013-06-19 12:31:34 AM  
Diesel mechanic? Move to Elko, Nevada for a year. Get a job with any mine site or contractor, and you'll have your 25k saved up in no time, without begging. If you can't make it as a diesel mechanic in the mining area of Nevada right now, you flat out aren't trying to work.
 
2013-06-19 01:02:36 AM  
What are the auto restoration prospects like out there in Utah? I've seen those History Channel shows about restoration shops and none of them seem to be $25,000 setups. They seem like much much more, especially considering the employees necessary to run the joint.
 
2013-06-19 02:23:59 AM  
I do wish you well, typos and all. However, I would suggest you look about for heavy mechanic jorbs in the interim. best of luck
 
2013-06-19 03:14:45 AM  
I hope you're talking about restoring other peoples vehicles and not buying old cars and restoring/flipping them because there's no money to be made doing the latter. Ask anyone who's ever restored and old car, even if you do all the labor yourself you end up spending twice what they're worth.
 
2013-06-19 03:23:39 AM  
The typos add a measure of workman bravado here, I wouldn't change a thing. It's a sincere request made by a stoic northern Utahan, maybe not too easy a request to make.

I'm in for a donation. I drive newer sedans (last three I had were Lexus, Volvo, Mercedes), but have always wanted to add a second car, an older car, and get it restored to it early years glory. Maybe I'll find myself heading over I-80 to get out of Nebraska, and meandering North at some point to make my appointment at the ol' Burgin and Son Fix 'Em Up joint.

www.78ta.com
 
2013-06-19 06:30:07 AM  
If I had any skills at all, I would edit up a nice commercial like the ones I see for cats, dogs or starving children.

For only $1 a day, less than the price of a cup of coffee at an overpriced retail outlet like Starbucks, you can help restore this 1957 Chevrolet.  In return you'll receive a picture of the car and know that you're helping to preserve classic Detroit steel.

Imagine the charm of windshields before tempered plass.  You aren't even required to wear a seatbelt in this car since it was option equipment 55 years ago.  Oh, you're date may get a bloody if you have to stop fast, but she probably deserved it anyway (she's a woman after all and she gave implied consent when she married.hiya
 
2013-06-19 07:43:12 AM  
Is this what passes for a "business plan" these days?
 
2013-06-19 12:30:41 PM  

GoldSpider: Is this what passes for a "business plan" these days?


I would say that this passes (weakly) as a funding plan, not a business plan.  That said, asking for donations to get a business off the ground is questionable at best if there is no business plan.

Subby: Good luck with this.  Funding a business is no easy matter.
 
2013-06-20 12:25:52 AM  
Before asking for money, you need to have a plan.  $25,000 won't last long after you've bought the equipment, so how do you plan on getting work in your shop.  Having an awesome set of tools doesn't do you any good if you have no clients.

How many cars/trucks/motorcycles have you restored already?  I'm assuming that you've done some in your garage.already.  Do you have pictures of your work?  Testimonials from past clients?  Show winners or other awards?

Now, how much will you charge for a restoration?  Do you charge by the hour or by the job?  How long does it take for a restoration?  How many restorations do you have to do per month to give yourself a salary?  How much do you need to live on per month?  How much money does your dad need to make from this?  I don't know if you've asked yourself these questions already, but you need to have answers for this before you run out and buy a crapload of equipment.

Also, really evaluate the type of equipment that you need right away.  A tire balancer?  Really?  How many cars do you plan to work on per week?  You can just pay the local tire shop down the street to do mounting and balancing and use that money to buy yourself some other tools.  A lift would be nice, but do you need a brand new one or can you buy them used?

Once you've answered all of those questions and have a business plan, then maybe you can go to a bank to get a loan.
 
2013-06-20 01:15:55 AM  
I want to start two businesses.  A bondage s/m bar / club & a tow company.  I'm imagining the club called "Chains Required" with a typical bar / music set up and then rooms off to either side where you can pay for the services of your preferred brand of domination, no sex of course.   For the tow company "The Tundra Hooker", I want bright pink trucks, a sleezy suggestive logo, and hot drivers (male and female) who will wear basically nothing on the job, well, except for when it's -50f of course.  There are a lot of towing companies, so I think being memorable in name and appearance might help garner more business.
 
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