In the business world, one has to seize the day, and that is what the cleaning service Carpe Deim has done. She needed to grow the business, but found that most employees were not willing to drive their own vehicles or carpool in personal vehicles to jobs. This presented a problem in overall cost management and retaining personnel. While on her county’s municipal site , she saw an opportunity, a police auction. The local government was selling retired police cruisers. She bought them cheap and since they have plenty of room for personnel and supplies, she was able to expand her business, hire more people and continue to grow.
- One entrepreneur needed vehicles for her cleaning business and went to an auction and purchased two police vehicles.
- Wendy Clark has been in business since 1994. Now she has 35 employees and 12 old police cars.
- Even though the vehicles use a lot of gas, break downs are fewer and parts are cheaper.
“In order to grow her home cleaning business, Wendy Clark needed to build a vehicle fleet at a reasonable price.”