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I heard about AutoShopOwners from an article in "Tire Business". Online networking with peers sounds like a great concept, and I'm glad to be a member.

 

I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Stephen Laurendine. I have ten years of experience in the tire and general automotive business, and I just recently (August 25th) purchased an existing independent retail tire and auto repair store in Mobile, Alabama. So far, sales have been very good and consistent with the historical sales data for the business.

 

What would I like to get out of networking with other shop owners? As a new automotive business owner, I'm certain that I'll have a lot of questions. I don't believe in re-inventing the wheel, and I'm hopeful that I'll be able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of this network's members. I'm confident that it will be a valuable resource.

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Stephen,

 

Welcome to AutoShopOwner.com. My name is Joe Marconi, one of the creators of AutoShopOwner, a veteran shop owner for 28 years and the author of the article you read in Tire Business Magazine.

 

I think your decision to go into business has come at the right time. With the downturn in the economy and with so many new car dealerships folding, you can position yourself in the right direction and actually grow when the economy turns around (and it will). Others, who wait, will be chasing the market.

 

As independents we need to share our collective knowledge to strengthen the alliance of shop owners around the country. My goal is to create the forums where valuable interaction can take place among fellow shop owners. Together, we can and will make a difference.

 

Good luck and looking forward to sharing ideas,

 

Joe Marconi

http://www.AutoShopOwner.com

http://www.OsceolaGarage.com

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Stephen,

 

Welcome to AutoShopOwner.com. My name is Joe Marconi, one of the creators of AutoShopOwner, a veteran shop owner for 28 years and the author of the article you read in Tire Business Magazine.

 

I think your decision to go into business has come at the right time. With the downturn in the economy and with so many new car dealerships folding, you can position yourself in the right direction and actually grow when the economy turns around (and it will). Others, who wait, will be chasing the market.

 

As independents we need to share our collective knowledge to strengthen the alliance of shop owners around the country. My goal is to create the forums where valuable interaction can take place among fellow shop owners. Together, we can and will make a difference.

 

Good luck and looking forward to sharing ideas,

 

Joe Marconi

http://www.AutoShopOwner.com

http://www.OsceolaGarage.com

 

Welcome aboard Tire Champ!

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