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  1. Business & General Discussions

    1. General Automotive Discussion

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

    2. Auto Repair Shop Management Help? Post Here!

      Do you have any automotive management or business related issues that you need help with? Auto Shop Management help from Auto Shop Owners. Post it here for help from your fellow members. 

    3. Joe’s Business Tips For Shop Owners

      Tips from Joe Marconi, co-founder of AutoShopOwner. His tips are shared to help you in your day to day shop operations, sales, customer service, marketing, advertising, and more!

    4. Shop Management Coaching, Business Training, Consulting

      Discussions regarding 3rd party shop management and business help such as paid coaching, consulting, training, webinars, podcast, business seminars and business events, designed to help grow your business.

    5. AutoShopOwner Articles

      This forum is reserved for article discussions. Comments posted on article pages will also be added as posts to article threads here, and visa versa.

    6. Non-Automotive Discussions

      Non-automotive related topics. A topic posted in here does not have to be Automotive related. Members can discuss whatever they want in here!

    7. New Member's Area

      Introduce yourself to the community! Here you can start a new thread, to say hello to the community, and let everyone know that you are onboard!

    8. AutoShopOwner Announcements

      Here you will will find announcements and information from the staff at AutoShopOwner.

  2. Automotive Repair Shop Management

    1. Marketing, Advertising, & Promoting

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

    2. 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.

    3. Management Software, Web Sites & Internet

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

    4. Human Resources, Payroll and Training

      Automotive repair shop topics on human resource, payroll, employee hiring and terminations,  team building,  and training. State Laws are all different, please check your state laws for specific guidelines.

    5. 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.

    6. 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?

    7. 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?

    8. Automotive Products & Services

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

    9. Exit Strategy, Retirement, Selling Your Repair Shop

      Ready for retirement? Do you have a plan? Selling your auto repair business? What is your exit strategy? Building a plan for retirement.

  3. Regional Automotive Shop Management Discussions

    1. Northeast Auto Repair Shop Management

      Division 1: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
      Division 2: Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania)

    2. Midwest Auto Repair Shop Management

      Division 3: East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin)
      Division 4: West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota)

    3. South Auto Repair Shop Management

      Division 5: South Atlantic (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia)
      Division 6: East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee)
      Division 7: West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas)

    4. West Auto Repair Shop Management

      Division 8: Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)
      Division 9: Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)

    5. Other Region Auto Repair Shop Management

      Includes Puerto Rico and other US territories that are not part of any census region or census division. Also includes other countries and regions around the world.

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  4. Auto Body Collision Shop Business

    1. Auto Body Shop Discussions

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

  5. Automotive Repair & Technical Discussions

    1. Technician Corner - Discussions

      This is the place for you to slide back to your technician side and have a talk with others about fixing cars, tools, jobs, etc.

    2. Repair/Diagnostic Help & Tech Tips!

      Are you stuck on a vehicle? Need some help from your peers? Got a tip to share? Post your technical tips and repair help requests here.

    3. 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.

  6. Automotive Shop Classifieds, Resources & Events

    1. Automotive Classifieds

      Selling auto shop equipment, tools, or something else that may be of interest to other auto shop owners? Automotive shops for rent or sale? Post it here.

    2. Automotive Links of Interest   (10,499 visits to this link)

      This is our Official AutoShopOwner Links section. All link submissions must be approved by AutoShopOwner Staff.

    3. Automotive Events   (1,193 visits to this link)

      Add your Automotive Events including shop events, trade shows, industry events, & car shows.

  7. AutoShopOwner Photos & Videos

    1. Post Your Shop Photos   (216 visits to this link)

    2. Photo and Video Topics

      Here you can post any type of photo or video from another site or include links from the AutoShopOwner Gallery within a new forum topic. It does not have to be automotive related. Please consider uploading to our Gallery.