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Joe’s Business Tip of the Week


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Joe's weekly business tips that will help you in your day to day operations, focusing on sales, customer service, marketing, advertising, and more!

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General Automotive Discussion Forum. Here you can discuss anything Automotive related as a member of Auto Shop Owner! All General Automotive topics allowed.

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New Member's Area

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Marketing, Advertising, & Promoting

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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Management Software, Web Sites & Internet

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

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Vin Code Scanner? - last post by andresauto

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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worst interview ever - last post by PAPShop

Workflow Management

Automotive repair shop Workflow Management, Productivity, Quality Control, Systems & Procedures Forum. To generate profitable sales and consistent quality customer service, you need to be in control and have in place specific systems and procedures.

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Has anyone tried using a Dr... - last post by carolinahigear

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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Credit card processing anyo... - last post by alfredauto

The Customer Experience

Automotive repair shop customer service discussions. You are judged by what the customer sees and experiences. What type of customer service do you provide?

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Automotive Products & Services

Discussions about automotive products, parts, services, manufacturer brands, trends, preferences, and more. Auto Parts and Services forum.

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Federal-Mogul Launches Gara... - last post by xrac

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Repair/Diagnostic Help & Tech Tips!


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Automotive Shop Tools & Equipment

Hi-tech cars need hi-tech equipment. Need advice on purchasing diagnostic equipment, tire machines, shop tools, etc..? General Tools and Equipment discussions.

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Auto body shop discussion forum. Business and general topics relating to the automotive collision industry.

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