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I've been in the military for ten years so I really can't apologize for the title if it offends you.


I have already picked some good info from this site and props to the creator and the mods because its easy enough to get around in here.


I was active duty Navy from 99-2005 and been in the reserves since. I started with UPS in 2005 and left in November 2009 to work for Target Distribution. Now that doesn't really have anything to do with an auto shop I know but I kinda married into it. My in-laws have been doing it for a long time and I got pulled into the start-up crunching numbers for them and guiding them through the process. So they told me to make an offer to handle the office and sales end of it and here we are....


Its a 2 bay garage on the corner of a fairly busy intersection. Its a little outdated but it will do. I have a good time dealing with the public and I look at challenges like "something to do". I can make my way around a garage but as far as being an automotive expert, I'm far from it but nobody really needs to know that LOL!


Thanks for the site and the chance to network and grow with a great bunch of professionals

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      I am going to borrow a quote from billionaire, Warren Buffet, “The best investment you can make is in yourself,” This statement, while simplistic, speaks volumes. A shop owner is much more than a boss, a shop owner is a leader. And leaders are solely responsible for the success of their team. This means that you must work hard and commit to a life of continuous learning and improvement. It also means that if the team fails, a leader must always blame himself or herself for that failure and find ways to improve.
      For your business to flourish, you must invest your time and energy in understanding what your role is in your company. It also means that you must be committed to continually improving your level of competence. This does not mean that every task is your responsibility. However, it does mean that the buck stops with you. If your business is not where it needs to be, or you are looking for increased growth, then it is your obligation to do the hard work and set goals, have the vision, perform the research, and develop the plan to achieve your overall objectives.
      When you invest in yourself to become the best leader and the best businessperson you can be, others around you will feed off your energy and your passion. This sends a strong message to everyone on your team that you have what it takes to bring the company to the next level.
      One last thing, another obligation to your company is assembling the right team of people around you. Once you have the right people, you need to invest in them too. Find what truly motivates them, not what you believe inspires them. Be a coach to your employees and always strive to bring out the best in them. Be strong with your convictions and expectations, build strong relationships with your employees, and don’t be afraid of admitting when you drop the ball.
      While Warren Buffet is best known for making billions of dollars with his investment strategies, I want to believe that this quote has its basis in something that money cannot buy.
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