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Diversifying Your Spray Bedliner Business

Opportunities for Bed Liner Materials (spray coatings)
Don’t lose out on the ability to increase your revenue dramatically. If you run or own a spray on truck bed liner business, it is worth your time to read this article and look at growing your business.

Spray lining materials and coatings are used in industrial, agricultural, aero, marine and other technical applications. The main difference between spraying bed liners versus other types of jobs is volume of materials applied in a job.

Types of Bed Liner Applicators:

Small Auto Shops

  • They send customers to other shops for Bedliner applications and find value in doing it in-house
  • These guys are tired of losing part of their sale dollars and see synergy and return on an investment in a dealership
  • The business has open bays and want to add to their reputation by offering A new service

Mobile Businesses

  • These businesses have some other primary business function related to lining or coating
  • They cover ground and know that they have the ability handle extra jobs
  • In some cases the owner is doing the work
  • These owners are knowledgeable in their business and learn quickly

Auto Dealerships

  • These car auto dealerships see the benefit of having a competitive bedliner company that competes with Rhino, Line-x and Speedliner
  • They have multiple bays in the shop and have man power to do the work
  • Quality bed liners sprayed on attract customers & helps auto sales or trade in value

Why Bed Liners are Such a Popular Item

Rhino lining came about to provide a solution to disenfranchised disenchanted body shops, relying on insurance for their income where laws reduced payouts on claims. Insurance changes hurt collision based companies. This negatively affected the income of many shops.

The times of these claims changes i.e. direct repair programs or steering laws, the early 90′s, inspired Russell Lewis to depart from the original rhino from South Africa and open as rhino linings in NA. Hence the Spray Bedliner market opened up mainly via collision shops needs to supplement lost revenue or expand. Since this was the primary focus, there has been little information produced about crossing over into other major markets.

The Spray Lining & Coating Opportunities

Like any business, diversification is important. To have 3 revenue streams in a business is just one way of guaranteeing success over the long haul. The bedliner aspect of business in itself has 2 major markets. The only reason a company would NOT go after these other markets is because they are satisfying their revenue goals in their primary market and the bedliner side business.

If your business relies on bed liners for the primary source of income, there is no reason NOT to try and enter the other customer, industrial and agricultural markets. One or two jobs a month can potentially double your cash flow if you are doing less than 40 beds per month.

What To Do When Your Home Business Is Not Making The Money You Want

You’ve been working your new business for over a year-or maybe three years and you’re making money but not enough. Would that describe you? I’ve several somewhat off-beat solutions for you to try.

  1. Most of those of us who have been recruited into a new business are persuaded by someone’s live phone call, on-line ad or website. Once we decide to take the plunge and take out the checkbook, we are overwhelmed with a dizzying array of scripts, E-Books, videos, audios about how to become proficient in our new business and make money. That’s all great and absolutely necessary but there comes a time for most of us that we begin to realize that what has worked so well for Peter or Susan or Charles is not working out for us. What should we do when that invariably happens?
  2. Dump the script, stop watching the videos and begin to experiment all by yourself; the worst case is that you’ll not make any money but so what, you’re not making any money now, right? Experiment enough and you just may stumble on a solution that works for you.
  3. One of the great illusions of network marketing lies in its notion of duplicability. The theory is sound but the practical application dictates that different personalities, natures and skill sets require that those determined to succeed must eventually venture out on their own.
  4. Don’t be afraid to try really different methods. In the over stimulated culture of the twenty-first century, sometimes the only way you can be heard is to be a little zany and bold, opening your pitch with something that sets you apart.
  5. If you’ve been working long hours for weeks at a time and really, truly have been intensely focused on your business, schedule some time very soon to stop. Take a vacation-if not a physical one then a mental one and decide to take three days off doing what you absolutely love to do. You may find that leaving everything alone for a while has exciting consequences.
  6. When you come back from your retreat, do an objective appraisal of your business: finances, customer list ( is it growing or dropping), and honestly decide if this business is worth the energy you are investing in it. Do you still love the writing, the web design and or the work with customers?
  7. If yes, decide how long you can afford to operate your business with the income you are making.
  8. If you’ve answered no, consider quitting this business and go search for another that will re-kindle your passion.

Lock Your Doors and Windows Business Owners, The British Summertime Is Nigh

It’s just as well, according to analysis, the British Summer brings with it a crime wave of increased theft; whilst the continuing improvement of technology means that these thefts will cost their victims substantially more than in previous years.

After much analysis, Aviva states that theft from outdoor buildings and outdoor areas increases by over 25% when the clocks go forward, up to more than 40% when the days reach their longest in July/August. This analysis hinges on ten year’s worth of insurance claims data and the trend is startlingly significant. So for businesses that keep storage yards or out buildings, Commercial Insurance Brokers everywhere are likely be advising their clients to invest in increased security measures as well as getting them to alert their own staff to the dangers of theft and burglary.

Further research conducted by the Co-Operative also points out the average cost of a claim has also increased, and they cite that the increasing value of single items such as iPads and other IT equipment is to blame. Where smaller, more valuable items are available, the business is at greater risk as thieves can acquire more, for less effort.

Of those businesses that are at risk, smaller businesses and any business that keeps out buildings or storage yards are most vulnerable. As such Commercial Insurance Brokers advise that these business explore tailored policy wordings that will ensure that should work-critical equipment be stolen, their underwriter will be able to recompense them or provide them with the means to work in the event of a successful claim. Larger businesses on the other hand may be able to replace such equipment from stored funds whilst waiting for the Insurance to come through.

To understand which cover is best suited to you, it is advisable to speak to a Business Insurance Broker where they can examine your business and assess where the greatest risks lie, whilst advising you on how to best avoid them, or to at least guard against them when they do occur.

An experienced Insurance Broker will be able to determine the best balance of cost and cover so as to maximise your protection whilst keeping your costs down; as they have the experience and market knowledge to gain access to cover that you cannot directly.

In addition to the above, a good insurance broker will serve as a single point of contact should disaster strike, liaising with the underwriter to ensure that your claim is processed quickly and effectively. In the mean time, they can advise you on how best to act to maximise your chances of a successful claim whilst also getting your business back on track.

As the adage goes however, prevention is better than cure. So this summer, ensure that you and your staff are vigilant; lock all doors and windows when the property is vacant, and be sure to regularly change passwords, lock codes and other security access codes/numbers to prevent any easy break-ins. Don’t make this a summer to remember for the wrong reasons.