Facebook

Facebook had well and truly established itself as the main social media network at this stage in our journey. MySpace was on a rapid decline and YouTube was kicking along very nicely by then too. I believe the hype surrounding Twitter had just begun and Instagram was not far behind. We had little or no…

Working outdoors

With the formalities sorted in the way of business registration and motor vehicle repairers licence we were now free to commence operating GDL Automotive Services the only remaining issue was a complete lack of funds. So for the first twelve months we operated after hours. Say goodbye to any sort of social life (which is…

Humble Beginnings

Modified and high performance cars grabbed my attention from late high school and saw me start an  apprenticeship in motor mechanics. Whilst completing this I founded a modified enthusiasts car club with a few friends who were also completing apprenticeships within the automotive industry. Over the next seven years I slogged it out running this club…

Torn

The sole cause for my entry into the automotive repair industry is my raw passion for high performance and modified cars. Unfortunately I have rapidly discovered through my small business that this passion does not pay the bills. The modified car scene attracts mechanics and car enthusiasts alike, who regularly discover they have the skill…

Are You Made of Jam?

A blog for me to document the journey that is small business. Started on a day of upmost frustration due to the constant funds leached from my little enterprise by various governing bodies. I would hope in years to come reminiscing whilst reading over this blog I will rediscover days of excitement, anticipation and fun…