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Re: First Timer Repair Project - 2002 Vauxhall Astra SXI

Personally, I would avoid the franchise route - I did.

There is a very high start-up cost, high ongoing licensing fees, you are limited to a fixed geographic area, you must buy all your consumables from them (at a price THEY decide), and they dictate the price you charge - which may not be appropriate for the local economy.

TBH, you aren't working for yourself, you're working for them - with none of the benefits.

There are plenty of 'unofficial' routes into this line of work - I'm including a few examples;



P.S. I was trained here;

This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

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