However, when doing some simple ground work research and with my own knowledge and preconceived idea of what was required to start a mechanical workshop it was found that a minimum funding required was in excess of eighty thousand Australian dollars. This amount deflated any hope of starting a mechanical workshop as funds available were equivalent to less than one thousand.
Whist discussing my hopes and deflated dreams he came up with the solution that would allow the business to commence and operate almost instantly with minimal funds. The solution was to register the business as a mobile mechanic, continue operating at night and on weekends from my parents garage and build the client base up. From there with funding developed by our own hard work rather than borrowing we could expand into a workshop premises whenever needed. So the plan was put in action and the following week I put in an application for a weeks’ worth of annual leave at my employer with the intention of spending that week getting the appropriate licences and registries done. It would never have happened if it weren’t for Michael’s encouragement and ideas it really was the push out the door we needed.