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Hello everyone. I recently found this forum and have been reading alot of posts. I was hoping to find aood forum site for this part of the auto business, and it seems I have.

 

Im a Master tech at an import luxury car dealer. Ive been turning wrenches since high school, and have been working as a dealer tech for over 10 years now. Ive always had the thought of opening my own shop, but Ive recently decided to seriously consider it and do as much research as I can. I have some ideas of the sort of business model I would like to create, and I know Ill have alot of questions about the process of starting and running a business. Like most techs, I have no formal business training, but Id like to think I have a good head on my shoulders and a decent amount of common sense.

 

Ill leave this post to just an introduction, and I will be posting other questions on the forum as they come up. I know I have alot to ask, so you will be seeing alot of me on here, im sure!

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Glad to have ya... you'll find a wealth of knowledge here. And a few older wrench benders such as myself posting stuff all the time.

Running your own business is a challenge, I've been at it nearly 30 years. Has it been great, sure, has it been bad, sure... I still enjoy it, and I probably would do it all over again (I didn't just write that did I... OMG...I may regret that someday...) Hey, seriously though, if that's what ya want... GO FOR IT.

 

 

Hello everyone. I recently found this forum and have been reading alot of posts. I was hoping to find aood forum site for this part of the auto business, and it seems I have.

 

Im a Master tech at an import luxury car dealer. Ive been turning wrenches since high school, and have been working as a dealer tech for over 10 years now. Ive always had the thought of opening my own shop, but Ive recently decided to seriously consider it and do as much research as I can. I have some ideas of the sort of business model I would like to create, and I know Ill have alot of questions about the process of starting and running a business. Like most techs, I have no formal business training, but Id like to think I have a good head on my shoulders and a decent amount of common sense.

 

Ill leave this post to just an introduction, and I will be posting other questions on the forum as they come up. I know I have alot to ask, so you will be seeing alot of me on here, im sure!

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Get yourself a copy of a book called the E-Myth by Michael Gerber

 

First; GREAT, GREAT suggestion, perhaps the most enlightening book you can read.

 

Welcome to ASO. Within these forums is a wealth of knowledge from a lot of veterans and seasoned shop owners. My advice as a shop owner for 30 years is to learn as much about business as you can. In today’s competitive world you need to understand not only mechanics, but the mechanics of business. You don’t want to fall into the trap as so many of us have and spend a lifetime working very hard with little to show for it.

 

Build something that will make you proud, always have passion for what you are doing, don’t ever forget the people around and strive to always be the best.

 

Good luck and stay in touch.

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