Archive for the ‘Tire Shop Management’ Category

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Writing a Business Plan for Tire and Auto Repair Shops

Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:04

Writing a business plan is essential to success in any enterprise. It’s about leadership. A business owner who doesn’t plan is not leading. A business plan states what you expect to accomplish in the months and years ahead and then … Continue reading

 
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Developing Sales Projections for Tire and Auto Repair Shops

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 23:23

An important part of planning for a tire or auto repair shop is projecting what sales will be in future months. There are a number of factors that come into play when compiling these numbers and information can come from … Continue reading

 
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Writing an Effective Marketing Plan for Tire and Auto Repair Businesses

Monday, January 2, 2012 18:37

Developing an effective marketing plan is an important part of any good company business plan. A marketing plan takes the decisions that were made in Identifying the Target Market, How to Reach them, Marketing Campaigns, Marketing Strategy and Marketing Objectives … Continue reading

 
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Evaluating Competition vs. Cooperation in Tire and Auto Repair Shops

Monday, December 26, 2011 18:21

In any business healthy and friendly competition among co-workers is a good thing. Competition brings out the best in people. It motivates, stimulates and drives us to accomplish the maximum possible. Cooperation enables people working together to achieve positive results. … Continue reading

 
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Parts Pricing for Tire and Auto Repair Shops and the Cost of Procurement

Friday, December 23, 2011 19:19

Parts pricing and sourcing is an integral component of the sales process in a Tire or Auto Repair business. Labor and parts are the 2 basic elements of services provided and both contribute to quality and price. It is important … Continue reading

 
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Employee Empowerment … the Anti-Micro-Manager

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:14

The philosophy of Employee Empowerment is based on allowing employees to have input and control over the way their work is performed. There is undoubtedly a direct correlation between employee growth and business growth. As employee knowledge and abilities expand business success will do the same. Continue reading

 
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Measuring the Accuracy of Labor Estimates for Auto Repair and Tire Shops

Monday, November 14, 2011 17:53

Labor is a significant component in determining profitability and competitiveness in the auto repair and retail tire business. It is of the utmost importance that estimates of labor time are as accurate as possible to ensure that work is profitable … Continue reading

 
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Implementing Change and Achieving Buy In

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:05

Change is inevitable. Change can be brought about by external circumstances, internal changes (personnel, etc), growth objectives, new investments and a host of other factors. Change is never easy but it’s even harder when it’s not managed. The importance of … Continue reading

 
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Repair Order Processing

Monday, October 10, 2011 22:21

The cost of processing a repair order can vary considerably depending on the complexity of the work to be performed as well as a number of other factors. A very simple repair order can take very few relatively small steps … Continue reading

 
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The True Cost of Inventory

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 0:03

Tires and parts are an integral part of an auto repair operation. So how do you determine the true cost of inventory? There’s a cost associated with carrying inventory but there’s also a cost that comes with not having inventory. … Continue reading

 
 
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