Paperwork can be incredibly time consuming and let’s be honest at times rather dull. There is much to be said for getting an assistant to help you with all the paperwork associated with your mobile mechanic business as soon as you can. You might prefer to wait and see if the business takes off before committing yourself in this way but once it does it is something you should give serious consideration to.
You want to spend your time out on the road visiting customers and repairing their vehicles but there will be paperwork to complete, quotes to send out, invoices to complete and in some cases chase up payment for. This can all take up much of your very valuable time. The only real way to keep on top of the paperwork is to either do it during the day and lose out on repair work or put aside your evenings and maybe part of the weekend to complete paperwork, and whilst this might be doable in the short term in the long run it could be detrimental to your business.
Spending what should be your leisure time dealing with paperwork could lead to mistakes, and these could be costly, if you fail to deal with things such as renewal papers for your mechanics insurance on time this could cause many issues for you. You might also find it harder to keep on top of things and this is certainly no way to run a business. Hiring someone to help you with your paperwork could be just what you need to make sure things stay organised.
Attention to detail
Someone who works as an assistant and has experience will know how to help you keep things organised, keep on top of the paperwork and let you know what is going on without the need for you to take time away from repairing vehicles. A good assistant will be able to make sure that your paperwork is always up to date making sure there are no nasty surprises for you, arranging for your mobile mechanics insurance to be kept up to date, and making sure that you don’t miss important deadlines for things like tax returns.
You don’t need to employ someone full time, just a few hours every day or a couple of days a week could offer you invaluable assistance with all that paperwork.