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    • By carmcapriotto
      Travis Guy co-owner of Yourba Linda Auto Service in Placentia, CA.
      Key Talking Points:
      Both Travis and his brother Tim worked in hospitality business before joining family business- their dad never pressured them to come work for himStarted as bellman/front door at hotel at age 16, at 18 was valet Went to job fair and started working for Disney- learned valuable customer service skills (using whole hand when gesturing or directing customers instead of 1 finger, answering phone within 3 rings, smiling at customers and while using phone and behind mask) Travis, brother, mother and father all have ownership of business- grew up with very close family, family always comes first  Dad- overseer, behind the scenes bookkeeping tasks  Travis and brother run day to day operations of shop- Travis is “face” of company in front of shop, Tim is expert at the parts and directs back of shop Hired new technician from CraigslistPut money into ads on Indeed and Facebook- had same applications come through that weren’t the right fit for the business  ASCCA membershipTravis has become more involved in industry- more to industry than just his shop Camaraderie- more comfortable in business and in association  “Don’t need to have gray hair to be in ASCCA” Self inflicting wounds industry wideDeserve to get paid for your knowledge and the services you offer Technicians deserve to get paid what they’re worth  Be the change- top technician at Travis’ shop earns 6 figure income. Labor rate increased $50 when he came on board Handling price shoppers- “We’re not the cheapest. We will never be the cheapest. We are the best value.” Instead of being in competition with other shops consider supporting each other- joining networks and associations, share information, learn from each other and all be successful   Family employees and customers- what drives Travis to get up every morningFamily- helping family, working toward goals Employees- proud to keep them employed so they can support themselves and their family  Customers- they rely on shop and most importantly, they trust them Resources:
      Thanks to Travis Guy for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast. Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers. Find every podcast episode HERE. Every episode segmented by Series HERE. Key Word Search HERE. Be socially involved and in touch with the show:
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    • By carmcapriotto
      Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt. He’s been a tech since 1996.
      Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo.
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    • By DiscoDave
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      Colleen Yarger came from the hotel industry 10 years ago and now owns her own shop today. Colleen’s career has been a whirlwind! She always had a passion for helping others and to become a true customer advocate in whatever job she had. She truly enjoyed being a service manager and thought what better way to continue her path than to become a shop owner.
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      Owner of Mark’s Independent Service Owner as of January 4th, 2021. Purchased form Mark Goldsmith Buys the shop before owning her own home Came from the hotel industry (working front desk at 19 years old)- met Maylan Newton (hosted service writers school at the hotel). After sending him her resume and interview with Ryan Tunison and accepted the job without knowing what it was going to entail  The first day of the job was to sell work orders- didn’t have any knowledge about cars but had a customer service experience  Spent time learning about cars and taking classes on the weekends Moved back home and with the help of her business coach, had an interview with Mark- hired on a trial basis and hired after 3 days  Worked for Mark for 3 years and then bought the business at 29 years old  Constantly working with technicians on processes and procedures for business - written in tablet form Has 4 bays, 1 technician, and 1 apprentice technician- interviewing to gain another technician and apprentice technician  Female service advisor- warming and inviting to customers when they first walk-in  Values the importance of belonging to associations- networking with other people and gaining insight on their input   Succession planDo I really want to do this? Where am I at in my career? Where do I want to go from here? Worked with Bob Ward on the succession plan  Nerves took over her first day as owner- working on building self-confidence, often overthinks and second-guesses herself   Owners often don’t know when they want to retire- if becoming a business owner is your goal communicate that with the owner Resources:
      Thanks to Colleen Yarger for her contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast. Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers. Find every podcast episode HERE. Every episode segmented by Series HERE. Key Word Search HERE. Be socially involved and in touch with the show:
      Facebook   Twitter   Linked In   Email
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      Join the Ecosystem - Subscribe to the INSIDER NEWSLETTER HERE.
      Buy me a coffee
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