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Automotive Repair Shop marketing, advertising, and promoting your business are important to maintain and grow your business. Discusssions.

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Banner Programs & Franchising

Aligning your automotive repair shop with major parts suppliers can help your business grow. Franchising is a way to get into an established business model. Discussions.

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Discussions about automotive shop management systems, software, websites, the internet, online purchasing, how-to, etc.

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HR Topics, Hiring, & Firing & Training

Automotive repair shop human resource topics, HR Issues, Terminations, New Hires, Team Building, & Training Discussions. State Laws are all different, please check your state laws.

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Accounting, Profitability, & Payroll

A sale must bring profit, if it doesn’t It’s a loss. Accounting is a major part of any business. Are you in control of your accounting and profitability? Are you controlling your payroll to be profitable?

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    So I just had a person call wanting a tow. She has 2 flat tires in the front. Says they have been flat for a couple of weeks but wants tires today. She wanted it towed to a big tire store because they are open today & I am not & said otherwise she would have had me do tires. But when I couldn't be there in 30 minutes to tow it she said to forget it. She didn't have time to wait for me to get there. SMH. Two week old flat tires are now an emergency.

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    Gonzo

    Had a rather interesting week. Hardly any work, the big lift blows a seal, and the heater goes out at the house. wonderful ...

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