Tanita Francis

Auto Assist Panel And Paint

What does your company do?

Complete vehicle workshop that does panelbeating, spray painting, restorations, chassis straightening and much more .

What is your biggest success?

My business was not 2 years old yet and we won best panelbeater in durban 2023 award and is currently nominated for best panelbeater in durban 2024 as well as I've been nominated as female entrepreneur of the year 2024.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Cash flow is definitely a big hurdle as a brand new business with no credit history it was very hard to outlay the little cash we had on parts and then wait 30 days to be paid for it as well as we had 2 floods which insurance did not cover due to it being "act of god".