This is my first post in the Business section, so if I make a mistake, please bear with me.
I currently own and run ******** Limited here in the UK. I'm an independent Audi / Volkswagen specialist, offering a bespoke service to owners of cars from the Volkswagen Group - that is, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen, and recently added to the Group, Porsche.
Due to popular enquiries, I have decided to expand, and offer an all-makes service, so supplying parts and services for the aftermarket sector. This will include;
Opel / vauxhall
Peugeot / Citroen (PSA)
I have not included US-specific cars, like Mercury, Caddillac, Pontiac, Buick etc, as I've had no experience with them, and will only affer a service with models I am 100% confident with. All the makes listed above, I can find my way round easily.
I also operate a workshop here, which has a bodywork section, diagnostic section, custom conversion and general repairs section. Our parts / accessories department is online based, and quite diverse in it's products, besides the regular parts, we also offer custom parts and accessories to the automobile end-user.
I am now looking to set up a Diagnostic and Mechanical Service Centre in Nigeria, and will be looking at Lagos or Port Harcourt. Besides the regular maintenance and diagnostics, we'll be looking into offering RHD to LHD conversions, as well as catering for those that require a bespoke / custom service.
******** Limited was founded a year ago in the UK, and the set-up was pretty straightforward. What I'd like to know is, how easy is it to start up in Nigeria? What is required, premises, business rates etc? I know there's a Q&A section here, but I believe every case is unique, and will appreciate and advice the more experienced members on here could give me.