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Hi all,

 

I'm located in Advance, NC and just opened a new shop with a partner specializing in Mercedes Benz and other European makes. Both of us are Master techs with a combined 25 years experience. I have relieved myself of technician duties(hard to do, but after reading the E-Myth I realize it is needed). We have a 1,600 sq. ft air conditioned facilty located a mile from Interstate 40. So far we have been open for three months and are seeing sales gains every month.

I will definately have questions as the business grows and will frequent this forum I'm sure. I've been cruising the forums and have been impressed by some of the businesses you guys have built. I plan on getting there with you, as I didn't open this shop to go broke and give the farm away. The shop was started on a shoestring budget, but I just got tired of non-professional staff being in control of my earnings, so we stepped out on a wing and a prayer. So far, we have been successful with controlling our expenses and are building a nice working capital. We have also had some great shop owners coaching us on budgeting so far from a couple of towns over. I look forward to gaining some more knowledge from you folks and I appreciate any advice good or bad.

 

Thanks a lot,

Chris Ward

Exact Auto

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Welcome to AutoShopOwner.com! As cofounder of the site I can promise you that this site will become a valuable resource for you. I am glad to see that read the E Myth. One thing that I know, if you want to suceed, you need to grow your business skills. I struggled for many years, mostly due to the fact that I was a great tech, but a poor business man. Once I began learning the Mechanics of Business, things started to fall into place.

 

I look forward to future posts and will help in any way I can.

 

Joe Marconi

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Glad to have new faces on board. Owning my own shop was something I always wanted to try, but when I started there was no place to ask those important questions that I needed to ask. ASO is "that" place that I wish I knew about when I started. (OK, it was nearly 30 years ago... LOL) There's a lot of knowledge and experience in dealing with every aspect of owning and operating a repair shop here at ASO.

 

I'm glad to be a part of it, and I hope you stop by often. Hopefully some of the things some of us old timers will help your adventures into shop ownership.

 

Looking forward to your comments and posts. Keep us informed. Gonzo

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