I agree with INFAMOUS 100%...If you can manage a shop that delivers a high level of customer service, sticks to deadlines, in a clean environment and does proper paint/body work then you could tailor to a niche market of MANY individuals wishing for such services.
If you are an entry/mid level shop you will be competing with 100's of halfa$$ shops providing the bare minimum in which the majority of people here are to "bling blind" to notice the difference between quality vs junk repair work.
That's just my opinion having built/restored cars for over 15 years in North America and having come here. I don't trust 1 shop in this country and all my automotive projects still reside in North America as the cost/quality/enthusiast mentality here are nothing near the same.
I also tend to believe dealerships are understaffed or/and accept more than their capacity.HERE they try to rip you off right from the start. When I first came here I was told it would take 8 hours to change my alternator in a Honda Accord... that was definitely a good joke...nice try buddy