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How was Business in 2009?


How was Business in 2009?  

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You can't do it all yourself. Well actually, you can do it for a while, but eventually it will catch up to you. Trust me on this...I have been there. I did everything too in my shop and built a good business in the 80's. But it all came crashing down in 1991 when I reached burn out.

 

I learned the hard way, and it almost cost me more than you can imagine.

 

In order to stay in business, you need to grow to a point where you have the right people around you. You become the "Boss". Believe me, you will thank me and your FAMILY will thank you.

 

This is one of the reasons I started AutoShopOwner.com. I want to help other shop owners achieve greatness and become great business people.

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The topsy-turvy tire and auto service year closed as it began, sliding down in December after an unexpected up-tick in late November. All tire and service sales segments measured appear to have ended 2009 at levels below those posted in 2008.

 

Sorry...

 

How are your daily car counts. And, are you seeing new people?

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We were up in January about 2-3% but on one less business day. Last year January-March was a strong period for us. However, we were one man short of the staffing I had last Jabuary so we actually wound up turing a few cars away/ If we hadn't had to do that our car count would have been up. I have added another guy starting in February.

 

I don't think we have turned the corner on the economy yet. People are still holding back and other are being carful with their spending. Also, there are a lot of people out of work. This has a long recession, but before you know it, good times will be back.

 

Our Jan 2010 is up over last year, Feb is running slighlty better than last year, but I have much more expenses. It's a little scary right now. Plus, all the storms are killing us. We had another snow storm today.

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