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My son is not in the automotive industry. He is in the commercial real estate business. However, the workplace problems are the same. Recently, his frustration with the heads of the company reached an all-time high. When I asked him why he doesn’t speak up and let the leadership know how he is feeling, he responded, “Anyone who has voiced concerns or issues has been viewed as weak and incapable of doing their job. I don’t want to be viewed like that.” This is an example of a toxic work environment.
If you are a shop owner, you are a leader. And leaders must be approachable. That means that you are willing to hear the concerns of others and have them express themselves. It also means that while you may not agree with someone’s perspective on an issue, it is their perspective, and that viewpoint needs to be recognized and respected.
Make it known that you want to hear the opinions of others. Literally, ask for input from others. And thank those that speak up. Now, I am not saying that you need to act on every concern or opinion. That would not be realistic. But just listening may be enough. And you never know, someone in your company may have an idea that you never thought about and even improve your business.
In this podcast episode, Coach Chris Cotton from Auto Fix Auto Shop Coaching introduces "The Weekly Blitz," a podcast aimed at providing valuable knowledge and strategies for running a successful independent auto repair shop. He discusses the potential profitability of these shops when managed correctly but acknowledges that many struggle to make a profit. Coach Chris describes his ideal business and emphasizes the importance of creating a path for employees to earn upwards of $100,000 annually. He also discusses the potential for shops to increase revenue by expanding operations. The episode concludes with Coach Cotton expressing gratitude and inviting listeners to engage with the show.
The profitability of independent auto repair shops [00:01:07] Discussion on the profitability of independent auto repair shops and the potential for high net profit margins.
The ideal business for an independent auto repair shop [00:02:27] Description of the ideal business model for an independent auto repair shop, including sales volume, net profit margin, and owner's salary.
Factors affecting profit margins and barriers to success [00:05:35] Explanation of the importance of gross profit, labor and parts margins, fixed costs, and potential barriers to achieving desired profit margins.
The commitment to learning and growth [00:10:51] Gratitude for listeners' commitment to learning and growth, and the importance of making strategic decisions and continuous education.
Continued support and engagement [00:11:50] Encouragement to reach out with questions or topic suggestions, and the importance of listener input in shaping the show.
Wishing for continued success [00:11:50] Closing remarks emphasizing the importance of continuous improvement and wishing for the listeners' continued success in the auto repair industry.
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By Joe Marconi