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[CHECKLIST] Are You Ready to Start your Dustless Blasting Business?

Entrepreneurship takes hunger, hard work, and an element of risk-taking to succeed. But if you’re up to the challenge, you could blaze your own path, and change your life. 

Are you interested in starting your own Dustless Blasting business?  Use this interactive business readiness checklist to help determine your next steps. 

 

Research dustless blasting applications

The Dustless Blasting process can be used on a variety of surfaces to remove paint, rust, and other coatings. Will you focus on one particular application? Will you provide additional services like priming and painting?

Here are some great research starting points:

"Is there competition in my area?"

This is one of the biggest concerns that people bring up when they are considering starting a Dustless Blasting business.

Here's the good news. Even if there is someone else operating a blasting business nearby, that doesn't mean you're out of luck — not by a long shot. 

Because Dustless Blasting can be used in so many different industries, there is no shortage of ways to make money. This allows multiple businesses to thrive in the same area.

It's funny how a lot of our competitors are actually very helpful. At first, we were like, we shouldn't talk to our competitors, but they were very friendly and all that kind of stuff. - Frank F., PD Blasting

Here's what we tend to see. Many of our business owners start out blasting anything and everything, but they eventually settle into a single specialty — that is, they find their niche. 

Take some time to search for mobile blasters in your area. Reach out and see if there are parts of the market they're not interested in or don't have the bandwidth to take on. Those are all opportunities for you to explore.

Ask your competition. Connect with them and ask, "Where can I fill a void in the blasting industry?" - Frank F., PD Blasting

 

Create a Marketing plan

Now that you're familiar with what services you can offer and who your competition is, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to reach your target market, land that first job, and start making money.

Digital marketing is a great way to get in front of potential customers and generate leads. But where do you start?

Here are a few places to begin:

create Your Blasting business website

Your website is the home base of your online presence. It's where people go to learn more about you, your company values, and your services offered.

Your website should:

  • Be mobile-friendly
  • Offer a way for customers to contact you
  • Describe the services you provide with before/after photos

make yourself known on social media

Social media platforms are a great way to connect with potential and current customers. You can use social media to:

  • Showcase your work
  • Offer promotions
  • Answer customer questions & build trust

help google connect customers to you

With a Google Business Profile, your business location, hours, contact info, and more will pop up higher in Google's search results. This is a great way to make sure your customers can find you and get in touch.

Blasting is easy. Marketing is tough.

We get it.

As a Dustless Blasting® contractor, you are offering the best service in your industry. We already know what makes Dustless Blasting so great, but your customers may not realize it can be the solution to their problems too.

Nowadays, having an online presence is more important than ever. But with an ever-changing online landscape, it's almost impossible to keep up.

Our Online Presence Package makes it easy to bring awareness to your new business online.

Select Your Online Marketing Package

With our one of our online presence packages, get a customized web presence and paid digital ads to promote you on Google and social media. We know Dustless Blasting in and out and know what people are searching for. Let's work together!

See how having an online presence helps you attract customers and land jobs.

Want to see our success metrics for yourself? Download our Marketing Package Case Study

Select Your Business Name

Now that we've tackled some big steps, let's move on to something more fun: naming your company!

Your business name is important. It's how customers will remember you and it's how they'll find you online.

When choosing a business name, try to keep it simple, easy to spell, and easy to remember. Dustless Blasting is a great example (we're biased) of a simple, easy-to-spell, and easy-to-remember business name.

Your business name is an opportunity to highlight what makes your business approach unique. Things like unique services offered, your local area, added value (mobile, eco friendly), or something more personal (family business, veteran owned, women-owned, etc.).

Here are a few more factors to consider:

Need some ideas? Read How to Name Your Blasting Business.

Also, try using a free online Business Name Generator.

develop Your Business Plan

It's time to start working on your business plan.

Your business plan is a document that outlines your business goals and how you plan to achieve them. It's important to have a business plan because it can help you secure funding, attract investors, and keep track of your progress as you grow your business.

Not sure where to start? The U.S. Small Business Association has many resources including business plan templates for you to utilize.

Select the Right Equipment for Your Needs

This will be determined by the kind of jobs you're planning to tackle and your business plan. 

Our smart equipment matcher is a great place to start.

If you still have questions or are unsure, book some time with a knowledgeable member of our team.

Secure Funding

Whether you're paying in cash or financing, we're here to make the process go smoothly. there are many avenues available for you to get your equipment including our in-house financing.

Order Your Dustless Blasting Machine

The final step is to order your Dustless Blasting machine and prepare yourself to finally put all of your plans into motion. If you're at this step, congratulations! You've taken a huge step towards taking control of your future in a thriving industry with a tried-and-true system. You're ready, all that's left to do is to get to work.

See: How to Buy

Pro Tip: Custom printed marketing materials may take up to 2 weeks to arrive. It's a good idea to order them ahead of picking up your machine, so you can be ready for anything.

Business Readiness Checklist

We hope this checklist has been helpful for you in preparing to start your Dustless Blasting business! Remember, entrepreneurship is a learning process. It's impossible to know and prepare for everything, but with this checklist, you can be confident you've taken every major step there is to be prepared for what's next: getting started.

Good luck! If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're always here to help.

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