Building a Profitable Fleet Business Part 1

With competition for customers in the auto repair business so fierce, many shop owners are aggressively seeking a share of the lucrative fleet business. Perhaps it’s time you considered adding fleet business to your operation. Why don’t more shop owners actively seek fleet business? Lengthy discussions with hundreds of auto repair business owners during the

Planning For Next Year and Beyond Part 2

Last time, we talked about creating a formal business plan for the future of your shop, and specifically focused on the importance of having a human resources plan in place. This time, we are addressing the financial aspects of business planning, and creating a long-range plan for your business. Financial Trending & Forecasting Many shop

Planning For Next Year and Beyond Part 1

We’ve found that the majority of shop owners do not formally plan how they’re going to grow their businesses from one year to the next, and especially beyond that. They work hard every day toward two main objectives — increased profitability and personal time away from the business, but tend to fall short in achieving

Training Resources

In our last couple of posts, we have been sharing the elements of a formal training plan, and why having one is so important. But when you start to create your plan, where do you go to actually implement the training? There are three major categories of training in the automotive service and repair industry

Training Yourself and Your Staff to Win Part 2

Elements of a Formal Training Plan Today, we are continuing our article from last time on the elements of a formal training plan. If you missed the last post, please click here. Budget When it comes to affording training, many shop owners simply look to their checking or credit card balances to see if they