Boat Cleaning Service Agreement and Service Contract Templates – Are They Necessary?
Often times, smart service entrepreneurs want to create continuous income streams that provide continuous service to their clientele. Let’s analyze this using a simple business model: a boat and yacht cleaning company. Not long ago, I was asked if I would like to offer a weekly wash service for boat owners. I agreed and have been successful with this. The businessman also asked; “If you included a bi-monthly wash program with full detail and wax every month, would that be a good idea / plan for potential customers?
Yes, sometimes a wash service plus spray wax each month, more complete details every two months makes more sense for cost-conscious folks. Anything you can sell, you must promote. Calling up one Premium Service, the other Super Deluxe Care, or coming up with some kind of cool name, letting customers choose or even tweak your standard offerings? Of course, this leads to other important questions such as:
“Do you have any contracts / service agreements? I could use yours as a guide / model and write my own. If not, where can I start to get one?”
Good question, and this is what I think about it; You see, we never really use them, I personally object to them as they give the operator a false sense of security. All of these agreements are ‘performance-based’ and if the retailer does not comply, they are null and void anyway; it’s like you can’t get the customer to pay unless the job is done correctly, as promised, and on time. There are standard service agreements that are used in this industry and all service industries, from cleaning to fleet washing, are available online with a bit of searching, free, and yes, they are great templates.
One of the best things about agreements is that if you sell your business by having written agreements with all major clients, proof of cash flow and income is shown, which is important for securing a high price or when listing with a trading broker. local, that is, if you sell and get your money’s worth on your next business venture.
If you still want to get a good squad, take a look at the local marina and their service contracts for various services, or check out your other boat detailing competing companies in your area, see what they are up to, then do some review. Out of awareness on this, perhaps your best marketing point could be; “We do not have our clients sign long-term service contracts, we do not need them, we are sure that you love our services, so we do not have to limit you to a legal agreement.”