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I get the keys to my first shop next monday. It is hopefully self financed 100%. I'm planning on paying the techs flat rate and the SWs will be totally commissioned as well. My question is how do I pay myself? Should I take a salary so I am not tempted to pay myself peanuts or should I formulate some sort of commissioned based pay? I am planning on my role being the manager although I am master ase certified with over 15 years experience. More generically. .. how do y'all pay yourselves and how would you recommend I pay myself?

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