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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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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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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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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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    A small business owner was dismayed when a brand new corporate chain much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS. He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading LOWEST BLACK FRIDAY PRICES. The small business owner panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of all over his own shop-it read... MAIN ENTRANCE.

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    Very slow this month, so far only around 60% of what we did for October. UGH anyone else slow?

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    I'm concerned we need to open on Saturday's to stay competitive. We have always been a 5 day per week shop.

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