I'm training to start a new business, and am tasked to learn the top goals and challenges of auto repair shop owners.
I know you don't know me... but I hope you wouldn't mind taking 60 seconds to help.
From your experience, what's the #1 most urgent or worrisome pain point a repair shop seeks to overcome?
And was the answer something else, before COVID-19?
Thanks in advance.
By Joe Marconi
I have been contacted by many shop owners about the decision to close or not. In most cases across the nation, Auto Repair Professionals are considered essential workers. Which means that we can stay open for business. However, even though we are essential, I personally will not demand my employees to come to work. If business fails because of this virus, it will fail in the short term. We will all eventually find a way to come back and rebuild our businesses.
Things are changing by the hour, and that makes our decisions as leaders even more difficult. I don’t want to get sucked into panic, but I don’t want to turn a blind eye to the fact that we are in uncharted territories and that we are all learning from this crisis together.
The decision to close your business is yours. There is no wrong or right decision here. The safety and well-being of our families are our number one concern. If it makes it any easier, make your next decisions from the heart, not from a business standpoint. Be strong, be a leader, and know that we will get though this.
When the dust begins to settle, we will have learned a lot about business and even more about who we are are as a culture and a society.
I cannot tell you what I am doing tomorrow. I plan on having a meeting with my staff, and a decision will be made to stay open, cut staff, cut hours or perhaps another scenario will surface. I will keep you updated and try to bring a little sanity to everyone during these crazy times.
You are all leaders; you are automotive shop owners. You are the toughest of the toughest. I know you and I will prevail through these troubling times and I look forward to the future when we can all look back and say…”We may it through, and we’re better off for it.”
By Mark Johnson
Shop owners, if you are having problems with cash flow due to the Coronavirus or even if you are not feeling the effects yet. It is always a good idea to make preparations to have enough cash on hand.
With that said, the government has allocated 8 Billion to assist business owners affected by COVID-19 by offering SBA disaster loans and I am helping shop owners with filing their applications. Please see my article for more info.
By Elite Worldwide Inc.
We're eager to do whatever we can to help shop owners sort through the challenges that have come along with the Coronavirus, so have decided to host a complimentary webinar this Thursday (3/19) from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Pacific Time.
During this special session industry leaders Bob Cooper and Kevin Vaught will be sharing some tips on what you can do to protect your employees, your customers and your business.
Join us and you will learn...
- What to tell your customers and why
- How to better protect your employees and your customers
- How to maintain your car counts & sales during these difficult times
- How to better control your expenses
- How to ensure you are able to weather any financial storm
Seating is limited, so click on the following registration link to reserve your spot today: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6233489164748174347
THIS IS DIFFERENT
I know, I know.
Yet ANOTHER message about the Coronavirus.
But this one's different. Let's get to work.
Here’s What I know:
1. What's going to happen: Things are going to get weird. Then they will get better.
It's a new virus. It's contagious. It gets people really sick. A small percentage of those people die. That sucks.
2. What is "everybody" going to do?
People are going to continue to panic and then they'll stop.
They're going to panic for two reasons.
First, because this is a new virus and it's pretty nasty and that's pretty scary.
Second, because of the media ...specifically social media.
It's full of anecdotal "reports" ...and light on facts.We humans like to pass on "information" without checking it out.
And traditional media (the news) gets paid for viewership ...and nothing drives viewership like FEAR.
In my opinion, World Health Organization is probably the best place to get your info about this situation.
3. What this means for Your Repair Shop: The best answer I can give you here is ...IT DEPENDS.
The best advice I can give you is actually a quote from one of my long time mentors, Mr. Jim Rohn.
Mr. Rohn once said… (this isn’t a direct quote, but you’ll get the gist of it)...
“You can not change the direction of the winds.
You can change the setting of your sails.”
Are you going to spend your time browsing social media, watching the news all day, and talking back and forth with people about this situation?
Or are you going to FOCUS on business?
I'd suggest you focus on business, avoid crowds, and wash your hands.
If you step up and LEAD them, you'll stand out. (And it's good Karma.)
Think about it this way.
Most of your competition will be following the herd and doing the whole "let's sit around and talk about the corona virus ...while simultaneously browsing social media and reading stuff about the coronavirus...while simultaneously watching the news for updates on the coronavirus thing.
That means they're NOT promoting. They're NOT in front of the market. They're NOT in the game.
What I'm doing personally:
1. Avoiding large crowds, washing my hands, and keeping my immune system strong.
2. Not paying attention to anyone other than non-biased expert health organizations.
That means no social media.No news media. Just the facts.
3, I’ve got new free training being released in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted.
If you have any specific questions or need some help right now - it’s 100% totally free to talk to me about your specific problem. Just AskTheCarCountFixer.com
Stay safe - Talk soon!
“The Car Count Fixer”
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We're in strange times.
I've published this video in hopes to help shop owners in these difficult times
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By Mark Johnson
In an effort to update the group with all the most recent developments, we are happy to inform you that on March 20, 2020 the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees.
This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.
The Act will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee's own health needs or to care for family members.
The legislation will enable employers to keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks, their personal health or the public health measures needed to combat the virus.
To learn more about how this will work or how to access up to $2M in Federal SBA disaster loans call us at 954-324-0803 or book a time in our calendar https://calendly.com/markjohnsontaxplanner/45strategysession.
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