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What I Learned From Starting an Auto Shop

When I was a college sophomore in 2005, I opened a specialty auto shop with two friends. We had classes and regular jobs, but thought a small shop could be an interesting side project to utilize a unique skillset we happened to possess. The three of us had experience conducting a very specific modification – retrofitting older Subaru models with newer, more powerful factory drivetrains. The shop soon grew faster than any of us would have guessed – until running it had entirely consumed each of our lives.

The timing wasn’t right for me to manage that level of commitment, and I moved on, but the shop did well and remains in business today.

An early shot inside the shop

An early shot inside the shop

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20. February 2013 by jamesfacts
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