Kindly give readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
We are a rental car agency that provides customers the ability to rent a vehicle hassle-free. If you are an individual or business that needs a temporary vehicle we are here to assist you with those needs. We are located in College Park, Ga 3 miles from the airport. We provide services to the local community and people visiting.
Give us a brief description of yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
I started my career when I was 22 years old. The first business I started was a used car dealer. The second one was Trucking. I became a small fleet owner of 8 trucks in 2019. In 2020 I directed my attention back to the automotive industry. The Covid crisis put a halt to my plans., but 2021 came along and things started to get back to normal. Spring of 2021 that’s when we launched Robust Rental Car. Robust Rental Car will be the new go-to for your rental spot in visiting Atlanta, Ga
What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)?
I have been in the automotive industry for 9 years and wanted to make changes to my existing business. I wanted more consistent cash flow. Selling cars wasn’t a consistent cash flow for me, it was more of a quick flip.
How did the idea for your business come about?
The idea came about when I purchased a box truck for my trucking company. The truck would sit more often than my semi’s. So Rider made this app called coop. With this app as a fleet owner having to pay for insurance even if the truck is not being occupied, you will still pay for insurance. I put the vehicle on the COOP platform and started renting my box truck out. I decided this will be a good way to make a consistent cash flow. I still have my dealer license to purchase at wholesale price. So I decided this will work with my existing business. That’s how Robust Rental Car came about.
Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration in life would have to definitely be my family. My family is incredibly important to me and I couldn’t ask for a better support system than them.
What makes you different from other businesses in your industry?
Something that makes us different from others in this industry is the hassle-free to be able to rent a vehicle from us. In the future, we will apply a few new innovations to our business model. We want to be able to provide service to customers that want to be able to download our self-book and make changes to their rental without needing to talk to someone or go to a physical location to make these types of changes.
What do you think is the best way to achieve long-term success in business?
I think the best way to achieve long-term success in business is to have a business plan and track your process monthly. Never lose focus on the short-term goal, they are your road map to your long-term goal.
Where do you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
I envision this business with multi-operation locations throughout the U.S with GA being the main hub.
Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
I definitely admire Enterprise Holdings, which everyone knows as Enterprise Rent A Car.
Who is your target demographic?
We don’t really have a specific demographic, everyone can use rental cars so our goal is to be as versatile as possible with who we can get in contact with. We don’t have a specific target in mind when it comes to this, everyone is included.
What are your overall thoughts on your industry? Any advice you could give people about your industry?
We are providing a service, with the help of our customers with positive feed will help our industry to better assist our customers. Also with the Covid crisis, it is important to maintain the vehicle’s cleanest and workspace.
Is your business involved with any charitable organizations, social causes, or non-profit work?
Not at this moment, we are looking into a few options.
How do you give back and support your community?
We are currently working on a strategy to support or give back to the community.
How important have good employees been to your success?
Having good employees is one of the keys to success for Robust Rental Car. Employees are the foundation of a great company, as they are the first people that interact with customers. Employees make the first impression and we all know there is only one chance to make a great first impression.
What motivates you?
One of my biggest motivators would definitely have to be my family. They always motivate me to work hard and to push the business in every way while supporting me.
How do you generate new ideas?
I definitely generate a lot of my ideas by sitting down with my favorite business partner, my wife, to bounce ideas back and forth with and to receive and give lots of feedback. I also love looking to socials for what is upcoming and great ideas to keep up with and inspiration.
How do you define success?
I define success as being able to work through obstacles and being able to look past them. I also believe that being in the present is most important and being able to look at the current situation and deal with obstacles head-on.
How do you build a successful customer base?
In order to build a successful customer base, It starts with the right team. Our employees help create a great environment for our clients.
What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
To be able to set your family up for generational wealth. One day your kids will be able to take over the family business and have a great opportunity for success.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
To be able to expand into another business model or expansion of your existing business. This was most satisfying because, after all my hard work, it felt like it had finally paid off.
If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
I wouldn’t do anything different. I believe that the mistakes I made in the business help me with future mistakes. I can apply something so I would make that mistake again or make less of a mistake.
What is your greatest fear in business, and how do you manage fear?
My greatest fear is dealing with another crisis that has the whole world shut down. Being with my family, my biggest support system helps manage the fear.
How did you decide on the location for your business?
For this particular business, I always noticed rental car companies are more by the airport. So that’s why I picked this location.
If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Joe Saunders was known to be the first person to ever start to rent out a vehicle. I want to know what gave him the idea.
What book has inspired you the most (or what is your favorite book)?
The 33 Strategies of War is the one that inspired me the most. My favorite book is 48 Laws of Power
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
To leave my past alone. Oftentimes it can be hard to not look back into your past, however, everything that is to come is in front of me and I need to be present for that.
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
I feel that the top three most important skills for being an entrepreneur are having the right mindset for this, being able to be ambitious even when things are tough, and someone with a really good work ethic.
What three pieces of advice would you give to entrepreneurs looking to get started in your industry?
I would say how important it is to be patient with this process, and to always stay focused on your long-term goals, and never let anyone discourage you!
Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Personally no, I don’t think there is a set of patterns or formulas to becoming successful.
What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
People have their own agendas. So, there is no difference.
Business Name:- Robust Rental Car
Contact Name:- Malik
Business Phone:- 770-299-8712
Email Address:- firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information Vist us at : https://robustrentalcar.com/