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Just wanted to share another great experience I had over the weekend in San Diego with Elite.

 

I have absolutely nothing but GREAT things to say about Elite and the people involved with their wonderful company. All the coaches are top notch human beings and really live what they preach which is never to put money ahead of people. Most of their coaches are retired or run extremely successful shops and certainly don't need the money. One particular coach was introducing his clients to the group and he had tears in his eyes talking about how proud he was of his clients and all that they have achieved. Truly remarkable to be around such a great group.

 

To be completely transparent and to qualify my statement, I am an Elite Client so I drink the kool aid :) They have also helped me see a 200% increase in my business from 2014 - 2016.

 

 

If anyone is on the fence between what coaching company they should work with, really take a good look at Elite. You won't be disappointed.

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I would love to have one of the consulting companies give me a hand, but as a single person shop the cost just boggles my mind.

I'd highly recommend RLO as a more cost effective alternative. I've already set up another member on this board with RLO, so if you'd like, you can PM me and I'd be happy to talk about it more with you

 

*Not in any way a knock against Elite. I've taken some of their courses, actively read their new letters, and participate in their free webinars. Great company with very talented people and valuable insight

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I would love to have one of the consulting companies give me a hand, but as a single person shop the cost just boggles my mind.

 

 

I've Spoken to Elon Block and really like how he went about things, but even at his prices, it was just out of reach for me.

 

 

It certainly is not for everyone however if costs are prohibitive, you have to ask yourself what is your goal? Where do you see your future at? What is the future of your shop? Do you plan on staying a 1 man operation? Are you telling yourself "once I make enough money I can start..."?

 

I absolutely make no money off referral or any of that type of stuff. This is honest advice, it's worth your time to just reach out and have a conversation with a coaching company. You may be wasting years of waiting until you think your financially ready for the help you need with your business. I was there for years. I need tons of help and the only education I got was from the school of hard knocks. If I could mentor my younger self I would be flying right now. This is the best piece of advice I can give anyone, getting the right help is invaluable. Nothing is not affordable unless you were doomed to start with. You'll make your money back when your business grows. The road block is in your mind, we are our worst enemy. Speak to any of them, but give yourself that much of a push.

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This is honest advice, it's worth your time to just reach out and have a conversation with a coaching company. You may be wasting years of waiting until you think your financially ready for the help you need with your business. I was there for years. I need tons of help and the only education I got was from the school of hard knocks. If I could mentor my younger self I would be flying right now. This is the best piece of advice I can give anyone, getting the right help is invaluable. Nothing is not affordable unless you were doomed to start with. You'll make your money back when your business grows. The road block is in your mind, we are our worst enemy. Speak to any of them, but give yourself that much of a push.

 

Great advice! I've bounced many ideas off mspec in the past. I've got to watch and see how much his business grew in the short time I've known him, and like he says, coaching definitely had a huge impact. He is the main reason I committed to training/coaching. Regardless of what company/coach you go with, I think it would be difficult to walk away without a significant increase in how to better run your business.

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I absolutely do not want to stay a single man shop. But in my current location I only have 2 bays. But the building is paid for, so moving entails another cost etc. I want to add on, but I've been trying to keep the shop updated with equipment. Purchased a new alignment machine, new tire machines etc, trying to stay as up to date as I can on Scanners and software. I've made a huge jump this year, as of right now I'm equal to last year sales for the whole year basically, but it's still not enough, if I maintain I'll do $150k as a one man shop, I'd like to do 200-225k.

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I absolutely do not want to stay a single man shop. But in my current location I only have 2 bays. But the building is paid for, so moving entails another cost etc. I want to add on, but I've been trying to keep the shop updated with equipment. Purchased a new alignment machine, new tire machines etc, trying to stay as up to date as I can on Scanners and software. I've made a huge jump this year, as of right now I'm equal to last year sales for the whole year basically, but it's still not enough, if I maintain I'll do $150k as a one man shop, I'd like to do 200-225k.

 

 

I would bet there are some small changes you could make to really sky rocket your business.

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I'd highly recommend RLO as a more cost effective alternative. I've already set up another member on this board with RLO, so if you'd like, you can PM me and I'd be happy to talk about it more with you 
*Not in any way a knock against Elite. I've taken some of their courses, actively read their new letters, and participate in their free webinars. Great company with very talented people and valuable insight


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I'd highly recommend RLO as a more cost effective alternative. I've already set up another member on this board with RLO, so if you'd like, you can PM me and I'd be happy to talk about it more with you 
*Not in any way a knock against Elite. I've taken some of their courses, actively read their new letters, and participate in their free webinars. Great company with very talented people and valuable insight


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I'd highly recommend RLO as a more cost effective alternative. I've already set up another member on this board with RLO, so if you'd like, you can PM me and I'd be happy to talk about it more with you 
*Not in any way a knock against Elite. I've taken some of their courses, actively read their new letters, and participate in their free webinars. Great company with very talented people and valuable insight


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On 7/8/2016 at 0:12 PM, CMillet86 said:

I absolutely do not want to stay a single man shop. But in my current location I only have 2 bays. But the building is paid for, so moving entails another cost etc. I want to add on, but I've been trying to keep the shop updated with equipment. Purchased a new alignment machine, new tire machines etc, trying to stay as up to date as I can on Scanners and software. I've made a huge jump this year, as of right now I'm equal to last year sales for the whole year basically, but it's still not enough, if I maintain I'll do $150k as a one man shop, I'd like to do 200-225k.

Doing a quarter of a million to half a million as a one man shop is doable, but you have to have your support systems in place with good reliable vendors.

The core problem being you have to choose how to maximize the return on your time. Are you better at doing the repair work or the sales work? If you think that your best is doing the repair work, then find a choose an excellent sales support team.

For example, I was able to figure out that troubleshooting was my forte, but had to learn to keep my mouth shut during the sales process. I hired an older gentleman that taught to sell the job and maximize my profit. But as you can see, from the moment I hired him I stopped being a one man shop...

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RLO is another consulting company like Elite. Most consulting companies will offer a combination of services such as 1 on 1 coaching, 20 group/peer groups, ala carte classes such as sales and management training. 

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