Mr. Bub­bles clean­ing up

Summerside man pleased with early suc­cess of new busi­ness

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WEEKEND BUSINESS - BY COLIN MA­CLEAN Colin.Ma­cLean@Jour­nal­Pi­oneer.com @Jour­nalPMacLean

Some­times it can take years to build a suc­cess­ful small busi­ness – but Cedric Arse­nault did it in less than a month.

Un­til re­cently, Arse­nault, of Summerside, was work­ing as a farm hand. He de­cided to start clean­ing ve­hi­cles in his drive­way in the evenings and on week­ends for some ad­di­tional in­come. He called his busi­ness Mr. Bub­bles Auto De­tail­ing.

But he was not pre­pared for how quickly the busi­ness would take off.

He did his first car on July 10 and by July 27 he’d had to hire three ad­di­tional peo­ple and moved into a tem­po­rary lo­ca­tion at 20 Wa­ter Street. He’s since left his farm job to con­cen­trate on his busi­ness full­time and is look­ing to ex­pand again into an in­door space for this win­ter. He sus­pects he’ll have to take on more em­ploy­ees soon as well.

The past three weeks have been a blur, said Arse­nault.

“It’s a life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. It goes to re­ally show, you treat peo­ple right and they’ll treat you right.”

“Cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion on a small Is­land goes a long way,” he said.

COLIN MA­CLEAN/JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER

Cedric Arse­nault, owner of Mr. Bub­bles Auto De­tail­ing, waxes a car at his new Wa­ter Street busi­ness. Arse­nault started his de­tail­ing shop less than a month ago and is al­ready think­ing of ex­pand­ing.

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