Saturday, 16 December 2017

Driving Instructors In Bangor - Evolved

Earlier this year I travelled to Rhyl in North Wales and met up with a friend called Alan. Now Alan had just set himself up in business in his local town as a driving instructor. He didn't go down the mainstream root of offering manual driving lessons, he decided to teach in automatics. I touched base with Alan last week and he's now asked me to help him expand as he wants to be amongst the driving schools and driving instructors in Bangor as he feels that from a business point of view that there is also a market that he could enter.


Unless you've read my previous Blog on Alan and Evolved Driving School, you probably won't know that Evolved Automatic Driving School is only approximately 8 months old. What's impressive about this is that on an average, it takes approximately 3 to 4 years before a driving school starts to expand, there are various reasons for this for which I'm going to mention a few.


If you're like Alan, with lots of enthusiasm and taking his business model where now he's going to be competing amongst the other driving schools in Bangor then this does take a lot of commitment and sometimes even a little bit of luck. First of all, if you don't know the area that you're going to branch out to, then a little bit of research first needs to be done about that area.


Such as, how many driving schools are in that area, what prices are people paying for driving lessons in Bangor, what's the cheapest driving lessons in Bangor, what's the most expensive? These are just the basic questions any driving instructor should contemplate even before making any commitment into expanding.


Where's the nearest test centre, what's the population in Bangor? I could go on and on but I'm going to write a separate Blog on how to expand into different towns and cities in a separate Blog in the New Year.


One thing why I think Alan and Evolved Automatic Driving School will be successful, not just as a driving school in Llandudno or offering driving lessons in Llandudno, but by him expanding out to a different town already, he sort of has a niche market and a choice of specific customers to choose from. As far as both Alan and myself are aware, there is no one offering automatic driving lessons in Bangor yet?


So, for this reason Alan has started to capitalise on this point. There is no doubt that Alan will be successful with expanding his driving school as with the current climate, the demand is too large for the supply. There just aren't enough driving instructors out there yet. Unlike back in the 80s and 90's, there where far too many driving instructors and not enough work. It seems that the economy has shifted over the last 10 years or so and driving instructors just can't keep up with the demand.


Watch out for my next Blog in the New Year where I'll be discussing how to grow your driving school.

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