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Taking It To The Streets

Nine mobile businesses that will steer you toward success.

This story appears in the August 1997 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

With time at a premium for many of us today, consumers are increasingly taking advantage of services that come right to their doorsteps. Entrepreneurs who cash in on this wave of convenience find that a mobile business can be very profitable. There are even franchises available for some mobile businesses.

Auto Detailing

Auto detailing is a growing business that shows no sign of stopping, says Ron Prosser, who opened Critical Care Mobile Detailing in Anaheim, California, in 1988. Mobile auto detailers go from office building to office building, cleaning, waxing and maintaining cars, many of which belong to repeat customers.

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