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    • By carmcapriotto
      José Bueso is one of the founding partners of Dynamic Automotive. He has been the CEO at Dynamic for 25 years and has a total of 50 years in the industry. He has been a certified ASE Master Automotive Technician since 1982 and is an ASE L1 Advanced Level Specialist, as well as a VEIP Master Certified Emission Technician. José enjoys volunteering at different local committees including Frederick County Public Schools, Career & Technology Center, Trades Foundations, Toastmasters and the Auto Care Association. Listen to José's previous episodes HERE Lee Forman is one of the founding partners of Dynamic Automotive, spending the last 26 years as our Vice President and a total of 46 years in the industry. He is a certified ASE Master Automotive Technician, ASE L1 Advanced Level Specialist Automotive Engine Performance, VEIP Master Certified Emission Technician, and a Maryland State Inspector. Lee’s family is his whole life. He has a beautiful wife, Molly, three children, ten grandchildren, and last but certainly not least is Lee’s faithful pooch, Misty. Lee also enjoys boating and woodworking in his shop when he has spare time. Listen to Lee's previous episodes HERE Dwayne Myers is a partner in Dynamic Automotive in the greater Maryland area. Dwayne invests time in the industry with the Auto Care Association and serves on the education committee with CCPN (Car Care Professional Network). Dwayne was recently honored as one of only 17 outstanding individuals that qualified for the prestigious 2017 World Class Technician Award presented by The Auto Care Association and ASE. He is very passionate about hiring and sustaining a strong and engaged team. Listen to Dwayne’s previous episodes HERE. Dynamic Automotive is an MSO (Multi Shop Operation). They have stores in Frederick, Libertytown, Urbana and New Market. Webiste: https://dynamicautomotive.net/ Key Talking Points The business started in a garage  2015- 3 locations, now 5 total in 6 years “Clone ourselves” as owners- becoming mentors and teaching and facilitating growth in business. Leadership team being involved in opening stores and growing it instead of it solely being owners responsibility.   Expansions- fulfilling team’s goals and dreams, running over capacity, demand was there with a growing population  Being involved in mentor coaching groups for multi-shop owners- you don’t know what you don’t know, receive information, and be more efficient. Missed opportunities are very expensive.  Banking relationships- important to choose the right type of bank for business, discuss the future and where you’re heading,  if they have the buy-in for your dreams then they become your cheerleader Next on way- working with the leadership team and continue to create high-level processes, looking for next opportunity within 6 months to 1 year.  AAPEX 2021- taking 8 employees. Essential education, it is eye-opening to see the industry isn’t just in a small area, networking   Finding talent for business- often times talent finds you when they see an opportunity    Link mentioned for AAPEX Award Nominations HERE. Link to previous episodes with Jose, Dwayne and Lee: 2, 3 and 4 Thanks to Jose Bueso, Dwayne Myers and Lee Forman for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast. Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers. Listen for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Podchaser, and many more. Mobile Listening APP’s HERE Find every podcast episode HERE. Every episode is segmented by Series HERE. Key Word Search HERE. Be socially involved and in touch with the show: Facebook   Twitter   Linked In   Email Join the Ecosystem – Subscribe to the INSIDER NEWSLETTER HERE. Buy me a coffee This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve.  The Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020 is in the record books. Virtual AAPEX lived up to presenting leading-technical and business management training from some of the industry’s best and brightest. Now set your sights on the homecoming in Las Vegas in 2021. Mark your calendar now … November 2-4, 2021, AAPEX // Now more than ever. This episode is brought to you by Shop-Ware Shop Management. It’s time to run your business at its fullest potential with the industry’s leading technology. Shop-Ware Shop Management will increase your efficiency with lightning-fast workflows, help your staff capture more sales every day, and create very happy customers who promote your business. Shops running Shop-Ware have More Time and generate More Profit—join them! Schedule a free live demonstration and find out how 30 minutes can transform your shop at getshopware.com/carm Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association. Bill is engaging the automotive aftermarket to get involved in letting your legislators know the issue about data. Your help is needed to help in amending the right to repair legislation. Learn everything you can about this fight to amend the right to repair legislation. Ownership of Vehicle Telematic Data Must Flow to the Vehicle Owner. Bill leads the strategic direction of The Auto Care Association’s 3,000 members and 150,000 companies representing automotive manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. Find Bill’s other episodes HERE. Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs. Find Aaron’s other episodes HERE. Key Talking Points Right to Repair - Consumers Rights - Getting huge attention from Federal Government An important message to the industry The entire industry must be engaged in this opportunity and message as it relates to the Right to Repair Looking for Federal Legislation same as Massachusetts Access to Data Massesusets victory passed 75%-25% OE’s spent $25M to fight the vote and they filed a legal action in Federal Court A conclusion may be coming in the next few weeks Aaron testified on our behalf Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple had a positive comment on the Right to Repair Executive Order Farmers have the same issue because John Deere is the only one who can fix their tractors 70% of the repairs of out of warranty vehicles are serviced by the auto care industry Industry call to action: Get your federal legislators to visit your business Ask Aaron Lowe to support this effort for a local visit. Email him at [email protected] We need to develop relationships with our legislators Invite them, via the connection to Aaron Lowe above, to your facility. Aaron’s team will help you get in touch with their representatives Show off your shop and explain why the right to repair is critically important to sustain our $400B industry. Introduce your legislator to your people show off your business Thanks to Bill Hanvey and Aaron Lowe for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast. Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers. Listen for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Podchaser, and many more. Mobile Listening APP’s HERE Find every podcast episode HERE. Every episode is segmented by Series HERE. Key Word Search HERE. Be socially involved and in touch with the show: Facebook   Twitter   Linked In   Email Join the Ecosystem – Subscribe to the INSIDER NEWSLETTER HERE. Buy me a coffee This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve.  The Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020 is in the record books. Virtual AAPEX lived up to presenting leading-technical and business management training from some of the industry’s best and brightest. Now set your sights on the homecoming in Las Vegas in 2021. Mark your calendar now … November 2-4, 2021, AAPEX // Now more than ever. This episode is brought to you by Shop-Ware Shop Management. It’s time to run your business at its fullest potential with the industry’s leading technology. Shop-Ware Shop Management will increase your efficiency with lightning-fast workflows, help your staff capture more sales every day, and create very happy customers who promote your business. Shops running Shop-Ware have More Time and generate More Profit—join them! Schedule a free live demonstration and find out how 30 minutes can transform your shop at getshopware.com/carm Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      https://youtu.be/GkvdwBzPrbg
      Guest host, Charlie Marcotte, American Pride Automotive, 4 Locations serving the Virginia Peninsula. Spoke about Profit First. Virtual shop tour with Brenda O’Neal from Repair One Automotive, The Woodlands, TX Trivia Challenge: In What Year Did the US have 1,000,000 registered cars?  

      Dorman gives people greater freedom to fix vehicles by constantly developing new repair solutions that put owners and technicians first. By always innovating, Dorman has led the way in growing the aftermarket. Here you will see a few examples of a Dorman OE Fix. An OE FIX is a Dorman repair solution you can’t get from the original equipment manufacturer. It means they found a situation where they believe the OEM wasn’t giving repair professionals what they wanted, so we fixed it. Everything Dorman does is centered around providing customer value, both in the quality of products, and the creativity of solutions. Our engineers and designers go out of their way to save repair technicians time and save vehicle owners money. Want to really go under the hood? Take the Dorman Virtual Tour at www.DormanProducts.com/Tour
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    • By carmcapriotto
      Bill Haas, AAM, is the owner of Haas performance consulting LLC, with 40 years of experience in the automotive service and repair industry. Clients have access to Bill’s solution-based focus, expertise, unique perspectives and in-depth knowledge of the industry.
      Bill began his career working part-time at a full-service gasoline station in Appleton, Wisconsin. His career includes time as a technician, shop owner, technical trainer and on the staff of the automotive industry’s oldest and largest association representing automotive service and collision repair businesses. While at the association Bill had the opportunity to work with all segments of the industry.
      His knowledge of the industry has been shared on many occasions as he has been invited to speak at numerous industry events as well as providing testimony at hearings of the US Congress and several state legislatures on important legislation and regulation affecting the automotive industry.
      Bill received the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) credential from the automotive management institute in 1996 and has been a member of the automotive management institute’s faculty since 2002.
      Bill is also the business manager for NACAT, the North American Council of Automotive Teachers. His services include business management seminar development and delivery, keynote presentations, business consulting, performance coaching, and strategic planning facilitation. Listen to Bill’s previous episodes HERE.
      Bob Greenwood, AMAM (Accredited Master Automotive Manager) is President and C.E.O. of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. (AAEC). AAEC is a company focused on providing Business Management Resources and Development for the Independent Sector of the aftermarket industry. AAEC content and technology is recognized as part of the curriculum of the Fixed Operations Diploma and the Aftermarket Degree courses taken at the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College located in Barrie Ontario Canada. This school is the leader and only college in Canada that offers an automotive business education. AAEC is also recognized by the Automotive Management Institute (AMI), located in North Richland Hills, Texas USA, allowing 80 credits for successful completion of the AAEC E-Learning portion of the site towards the 120 credits required to obtain the reputable Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.
      Bob has over 40 years of Business Management experience within the Independent sector of the automotive aftermarket industry in North America, consulting Independent retail shops on all facets of their business operations. His 18 years of running his own local consulting and accounting firm in Ottawa, Ontario Canada created some of the most productive and financially successful entrepreneurs within the Independent sector today.
      Bob is one of 150 Worldwide AMI approved instructors. He has created Business Management development courses for aftermarket shop employers/managers, Jobbers and Jobber Sales representatives which are recognized as being the most comprehensive, industry-specific courses of their kind in North America. His courses address the creation of measurable bottom-line profitability and not just developing activity to keep busy, by covering the very detailed nuts and bolts issues that are required to be clearly understood by every level of the industry if an independent shop is going to financially prosper and enjoy a professional future. Bob’s previous episodes are HERE.
      Link to Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. (AAEC) HERE.
      Brian Gillis is the Chief You Net Results Strategist, with 25+ years experience in auto shop operations, hiring, recruiting, systems, processes, multi-store experience, and employee training. Brian’s previous episodes are HERE.
      Key Talking Points
      CAMP- Coalition of Automotive Management ProfessionalsStarted with a brainstorm 2 years ago- a casual get together with trainers at Vision 2019 Shops should spend time with like-minded people, peer network with each other- coaches need the same  As of March 2021-Legal entity   Group of like-minded individuals that want to move the industry forward- find the shops that need help and make sure they receive help Keep the consistency of message in the industry  Business coaches also need to be adapting and improving  Automotiveprofessionals.org Important takeaways Multishop ownership vs single shop ownership- you don't need multiple shops to be successful to stay relevant or a victim of consolidation  Have a life outside of the business Average of 5 bay shop- missing between $25-30,000K net profit per bay per year Having a coach doesn’t mean you’re out of the business- owners want to be able to enjoy working on their business and still being a part of it Why are we afraid to help others? There is no secret, it’s time to help people move forward  
      Thanks to Bill Haas, Bob Greenwood and Brian Gillis for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast. Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers. Listen for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Podchaser, and many more. Mobile Listening APP's HERE Find every podcast episode HERE. Every episode is segmented by Series HERE. Key Word Search HERE. Be socially involved and in touch with the show:
      Facebook   Twitter  LinkedIn   Instagram  Youtube   Email  
      Join the Ecosystem - Subscribe to the INSIDER NEWSLETTER HERE.
      Buy me a coffee
      The NAPA Smart Sign, previously known as Digital Menu Board, gives your shop a professional, state-of-the-art look and feel. It’s a great way to educate and inform your customers about needed repairs and service, plus increase awareness of your current promotions. NAPA AutoCare Center that have installed a Digital Menu Board found one out of five consumers ask for a repair or service they’ve seen on the board. Targeted promotions resulted in double-digit increases. You choose the content from a library of auto care service and repair topics. The latest NAPA national promotions are downloaded to you automatically. And with the Digital Menu Board it’s easy to change your services, prices, and video content anytime you’d like. Talk to your servicing NAPA store to find out more.
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    • By CarterSD
      Hi all - first time poster here. I’m opening a quick repair / tune up shop in California soon so Im trying to get an idea of what the financials will look like. If I offer the below services when I open, what Product Sales percentages would be reasonable to expect? For example, is assuming ~30% of sales coming from Oil Changes too high? Too low? 
       
      Service Sales % Oil & Filter Change   Transmission Fluid Flush   Cooling System Flush   Brake Fluid Flush   Engine Air Filter Replacement   Cabin Air Filter Replacement   Wiper Blade Replacement   Spark Plug Replacement   Pre-purchase Car Inspection   Car is not starting (inspection)   Check Engine Light is on (inspection) Thank you for any feedback!
      best, 
      Carter


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