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In an effort to better index some of the regional content added by our members, we have launched a new category entitled Regional Automotive Shop Management Discussions. This new section is currently under the Automotive Repair Shop Management category. The new regional forums are specific to the regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau:
Division 1: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Division 2: Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania)
Midwest (Prior to June 1984, the Midwest Region was designated as the North Central Region.)
Division 3: East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin)
Division 4: West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota)
Division 5: South Atlantic (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia)
Division 6: East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee)
Division 7: West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas)
Division 8: Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)
Division 9: Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)
Puerto Rico and other US territories are not part of any census region or census division.
As AutoShopOwner continues to grow, there may be a need for individual US state forums, which we can add at a later date as needed.
If you have any suggestions, please post them, as we are always looking for new ideas to help our members!
By Joe Marconi
[Article written earlier than posted time, link at the bottom to original source]
They say experience is the best teacher. If this is so, theres probably enough information among automotive shop owners to fill a library the size of the Empire Sate Building. Each day, shop owners conduct business in the trenches of automotive service and repair. They make tough, real-world decisions. If someone has a question about running an automotive business, theres probably a shop owner out there who knows something on that topic. Its time we profit from this knowledge.
If you have ever been involved with a networking association, a twenty group or a local business council you know the power of brainstorming among your peers. But what if we take this concept and expand it over the Internet to thousands of shop owners? What you would have is a network of shop owners around the world who can share and exchange ideas and best business practices. This is what AutoShopOwner.com is all about.
Did you ever have a question about labor rate, or technicians pay? Or what about advertising ideas or issues on customer service? How valuable would it be to you to be able to find out what other shops are doing around the country? Why not tap into the greatest resource available today…. your fellow shop owners. AutoShopOwner.com has now made all this possible through its online forums.
I have no doubt that once you have experienced the power of online forums, the automotive business world will become more exciting and rejuvenate your company.
Heres a list of some of the online forum categories we urge you to participate in:
Paying Your Techs
Entrepreneurship, Owners Responsibility
Family, Recreation, Personal Growth, Building Wealth
Marketing and Advertising your Business
Growing your business
Reinvesting in Your Business
Sales, Job Costing
Leadership, people management, and building you team
Systems, Procedures and Polices
Workflow, Facility Management, Shop Layout
Scheduling and Dispatching
Labor Rates, Labor Gross Profit, Cost of Labor
Hiring and Firing
Customer Write-Up, Vehicle Delivery, and Customer Follow up
The Irate Customer
Team Concept, Productivity
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By Joe Marconi
I am flying to Las Vegas Sunday morning and will return on Thurs. As many of you know I will at be the CARS Event with Elite Worldwide. I am working with Bob Cooper and Elite as a business coach and will be workng at the ELite booth, among other things.
I will log on from time to time to check in, but keep the forums going for me!
By ASO Admin
We added 3 new forums to AutoShopOwner under General Discussions.
Here you can start a non-automotive related topic for discussion. members can discuss whatever they want in here!
Photos and Videos - Any
Here you can post any type of photo or video from another site or include links from the AutoShopOwner Gallery. It does not have to be automotive related. Anything you would like to share or discuss.
Outside The Shop
What do you do outside of your shop? What vacations have you taken? What hobbies do you have? Share your interests outside of your shop, with the community.