Winter’s snow, ice, sleet and freezing temperatures affect all living things as well as many machines, industries and companies. Depending on where you are in the country, the seasonal sludge might last several weeks or could hang around for as many as six or seven months.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur trying to figure out what kind of business you want to establish, you may want to consider opening a car wash. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, consumers spend an estimated $5.8 billion at car wash businesses annually, with approximately eight million vehicles being washed on a daily basis. Just as encouragingly, about 90 percent of car washes are owned and operated by small business owners instead of corporate conglomerates, and about 37 percent of these owners started their operations less than five years ago.