87. From FAILING Car Wash to a $500K/Month Business
You can now own a piece of the company democratizing venture capital investing in their active fundraising round at https://invest.startengine.com/These investment rounds are active for a limited amount of time. Don't miss this opportunity!In this episode:John D’Eri and his son Thomas started Rising Tide Car Wash to provide employment opportunities for autistic adults. Ten years later, they’ve grown to 2 locations that bring in more than $500,000 a month in revenue, both a thriving car wash business and proof positive that neurodivergent employees have a lot to offer in the workplace. Providing opportunities for people with autism is an idea near and dear to the D’Eri family. John’s son, Andrew, has autism, and Andrew’s challenges finding a place he could thrive inspired John to start Rising Tide. The truth is, autistic adults have a ton to offer as employees, and Thomas will share how their diverse workforce has helped their business grow in this interview. John and Thomas didn’t start a car wash from scratch. Instead, they bought a failing car wash and turned it into a thriving business. In this episode, you’ll learn the steps of this transformation, what it cost them to purchase and improve it, andother details of how to start a car wash business.Resources:Rising Tide Car Wash - Connect with the company on their websiteRising Tide U - Program to help unlock the power of inclusivity for business ownersThe Power of Potential - Book by Thomas D’Eri on how a non-traditional workforce can help businesses run betterResources on Psychological Safety by Amy EdmondsonSonny’s - Car wash parts and equipment UpFlip Courses - Get step-by-step guidance to start your own business at UpFlipThe E-Myth Revisited - Book by Michael Gerber explaining why most small businesses don’t work and how to start one that doesThis Reg A+ offering is made available through StarEngine Crowdfunding Inc. No broker-dealer or intermediary involved in offering. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information, please see the most recent Supplements, Offering Circular, and Risks Related to this Offering.The information provided in this marketing material is for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered as financial advice. Past performance, including the success of certain individuals, is not indicative of future results. Investing in any market, including startups, involves risks, and there is no guarantee that similar opportunities will yield comparable returns.Includes funds raised via Reg CF and Reg A+ combines through StartEngine's funding portal anConnect with UpFlip: On Facebook On Instagram @UpFlipOfficial on Twitter For more insights to start, build, or grow a business, check out the resources on UpFlip.com or head to the UpFlip YouTube channel to see more interviews with business owners and experts. Thanks for listening!
Mon, September 4, 2023