Business-Building Strategies That Work Anywhere Part 1

Competition for the public’s auto repair and maintenance business remains stiff. But there are ways a general automotive repair shop like yours can step up its processes and efforts to acquire additional market share, improve efficiencies, increase sales, and attain better profitability. Today’s auto repair businesses have a tendency during peak activity seasons to take

Planning For Training Part 2 – Sources For Training

Last week, we talked about the importance of having a formal training program, how the training program should be structured, and the return on investment that you can anticipate due to implementing the training program. But where do you go to actually find training? Industry Education Support Trade associations and suppliers of various products and

Planning For Training Part 1

Auto technology today is quite complex, requiring technicians to begin their careers with a great understanding of the basics, as well as some very specific training on the more complex systems found on most cars. Business gross profit margins are lean, operating expenses are high, and profitability is difficult to attain and maintain. Combined with

Six Steps in Building a Road Map for Success in 2020

It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is over, the cold weather is here, and Christmas is just around the corner. Then you read blog posts and articles reminding you that it’s time to put together your budget for the coming year. Are you excited, indifferent or frustrated? Creating a good, ambitious, yet achievable budget