By Joe Marconi
Most communities have a variety of repair shops, dealerships, and franchise models. Do you consider them the competition, or colleagues?
Do you think it's worth it to get to know other auto businesses in your community? To share and exchange business ideas and strategies?
By Joe Marconi
There seem to be mixed opinions on what Business System is the best. And also, not all business systems fit a particular repair shop model.
There are a lot of new players in the past few years: Auto Leap, Protractor, Teckmetrics, Shop Boss, Shop Monkey, and more.
Are you happy with your system? What features are important to you?
Did you know that 70% of change initiatives with new programs/systems will fail due to a lack of leadership commitment? I want to focus on mentor/mentee and apprenticeship programs, which are most critical to our industry’s survival. You can lose your way without processes, procedures, and accountability to mold your apprentice into your shop. Too much talk and not enough action is the breakdown. Luckily for you, my guest, Marc Brune, has a program focused on helping businesses develop entry-level technician mentoring programs with the tech shortage in mind. Marc Brune, Business Development Manager, mentormentee.com Key Talking Points
3 key people- manager, mentor, mentee People are looking for a plan and someone to help along the path Preparing for business before entry-level candidate comes on board- do you have the right culture for a positive mentor-mentee atmosphere? Who will be the best person to step in (manager) and mentor (can multitask) Mentor- teaches not only automotive but also speaks the culture of the shop Mentoring vs. teaching- teaching is 1-way street, and mentoring is a 2-way street Assessment- 15 different categories, ranked in order of importance Educate- set expectations for each role Execution- have mentee and plan Plan- having a repeatable plan Online course specific for each role- 3 hours each Facilitating growth- offers ASE task lists used in ASE accredited program Soft skills- customers are a part of your business Setting goals- mentor and mentee can set specific goals with dates and be able to adjust Recruit- “the important things are never urgent, and the urgent things are never important.” Have the recruiting mindset. Execute- daily on the job training plan for mentees and track progress Analyze and reward- get the data flowing on how the mentor/mentee progressing. Build incentives for growth with both mentor/mentee. Don’t let your mentors go red in their pay. mentormentee.com
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By Joe Marconi
Seats Are Filling Up for October's Fly With The Eagles Course in Indiana!
Only a Few Seats Remain for Elite's Fly With The Eagles, October 4th-6th in Indianapolis, IN!
*Mitchell 1 and JASPER clients - ask about your additional discount!*
If you can't attend all 3 days, don't worry! You have the option to reserve single-day seats as well.
The Fly With The Eagles course will give in-depth training on how to make your business more successful. Learn exactly how to:
Improve your skills in time management, leadership, and goal setting
· Fully understand your shop’s financials and key performance indicators
· Find and hire superstar service advisors and technicians
· Turn your existing employees into self-motivated superstars
· Fill your bays with the right kind of customers through new marketing programs
· Utilize your step-by-step Action Plan to ensure your ongoing success
This series is presented by Joe Marconi and Kevin Vaught, who have both experienced extraordinary success as shop owners as well, so it’s no surprise that Fly With the Eagles is heralded by many industry leaders as the most powerful shop management series available to shop owners and general managers.
Register soon, because space is becoming extremely limited!
By Joe Marconi
The word OSHA makes many shop owners cringe.
I was lucky enough years back to have my insurance agent suggest I perform a voluntary OSHA inspection. A private company did it at the time.
They found tons of violations; some we knew would be flagged, but most we did not.
Have you ever had an OSHA inspection? And what can shop owners do to protect themselves?