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Achieving Continuous Growth in Automotive Repair

Friday, April 29, 2016 22:00

Continuous growth can be achieved through continuous improvement. This is true in any business. Continuous improvement rests on understanding the marketplace, knowing competitor’s strengths and weaknesses and honestly assessing your own strengths and weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses are determined by … Continue reading

 
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Employee Management in a Small Business Environment

Monday, April 4, 2016 1:59

Many small business owners started as a successful professional in their line of work with enough initiative and the communication skills to become a business owner. And with a business comes employees. The skills needed to manage and get the … Continue reading

 
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4 Keys to Branding in the Automotive Repair Industry

Saturday, February 27, 2016 22:38

  Branding is defined as creating the desired impression of a business or product in the customers mind. More specifically the objective of branding is to achieve a condition that when the customer thinks of the benefits provided by the … Continue reading

 
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Engineering the Automotive Repair Sales Process

Sunday, January 31, 2016 23:51

The sales process is a step by step definition of the phases involved in earning business. The process is intended to define the approach to acquiring new customers but many of the phases are applicable for repeat business as well. … Continue reading

 
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The 3 Point Automotive Repair Marketing Cycle

Sunday, January 3, 2016 1:35

  The marketing cycle can be looked at in a number of ways from a simple view of three phases to twelve or more. Following is a three phase cycle that starts with attracting business, followed by establishing relationships then … Continue reading

 
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The Automotive Repair Business Annual Check Up

Friday, October 30, 2015 21:00

  The end of the year is the time we start to look forward to the next year and develop goals and plans. Performing a check up on the state of the business will help to identify opportunities to be … Continue reading

 
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The Automotive Repair Work Scheduling Process

Thursday, September 24, 2015 23:56

  The work scheduling process in automotive repair is generally undertaken in a phased manner. The first phase involves loading the shop to the desired capacity ensuring that sales goals will be met and the most will be made of … Continue reading

 
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The 3 Primary Components of Scheduling In Automotive Repair

Saturday, August 22, 2015 18:08

There are three components that should be considered when setting a work schedule or when making adjustments to it. The first component is resources which refers largely to personnel but can also refer to assets such as bays and equipment. … Continue reading

 
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Automotive Repair Resource Interdependencies

Friday, July 24, 2015 0:47

There are many interdependencies in an automotive repair operation. Interdependencies can be sources of synergy or conflict depending on a number of factors. From a management perspective when people are aware that others depend on them and they’re sometimes the … Continue reading

 
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5 Keys to Auto Repair Shop Resource Utilization

Saturday, June 20, 2015 16:17

  Making the most of available resources in an auto repair business can have a major impact on sales and profitability. The objective of an auto shop is to service vehicles and thus much focus is directed to effective utilization … Continue reading

 
 
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