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  1. JustTheBest

    1959Caddy-TailFins

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    Creating coupons/ Pictures

    That's right! You can use Word to do this. The only caution I have is that Word may not be as accurate as you want for spacing of several coupons on a page. As an example, it you visit your local office supplier (or staples) - here's a sample of what I'm talking about https://www.staples.com/Staples-Inkjet-Business-Cards-2-x-3-1-2-Matte-White-250-Cards/product_610381?akamai-feo=off (That's NOT affiliate or sponsored link) you can create good looking cards. So if I were doing it in MS Word, I would set it up - then "TEST" it with plain paper to check the spacing. But the short answer is YES, you can use MS Word. And if you you've got the entire suite of MS products, MS Publisher may be a better choice. Hope this helps! Matthew "The Car Count Fixer" PS: Join me on YouTube at Car Count Hackers! <-Click here to subscribe!
  5. Hi Alex! Wanted to send you a message... and a pop up showed up saying "Your inbox is full. You must delete some messages before you can send any more." How do I do that?? Can you help? Feel free to email me at [email protected] 

    Thanks! Matthew

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      Alex

      You have a pending renewal to your sponsor membership. Once you renew, you will go back to unlimited storage.

    2. Alex

      Alex

      Thanks, all set!

  6. Hi Ken! I don't call myself an expert - but been around auto service/repair for the better part of 30 years. I re-read your question a few times, but still not sure of what you're looking for or how I can help you. I don't think I need to walk you through a business plan outline - there's a ton of that on-line and you've probably done it before - but I think that your biggest focus is to retain that customer list. I know, I know, everyone want to talk about assets like equipment and all that - but if you really think about it - nothing matters without the customers. Now, you don't mention if this is a "going concern" type of shop - meaning its already got X number of techs and ongoing customers - or if it's operating under a banner or franchise. But with that said, being an "existing full-service shop" (your words) I would think there's customers. Just remember that those customers built a relationship with the existing owners - not YOU. So now, if you're a lender or partner - the only thing they're looking at (in reality) is how they're going to get their money back. Having borrowed millions for business investment, I know if you want their money - you have to show them how they're going to get it back. With that said, the ONLY source of revenue (cash) that business has it customers - and more you can show your plan to retain those customers - while building more - will be the key to getting funding. Make sense? Let me know if you have any specific questions. You're welcome to message me on this forum, reply here or whatever. Hope this helps! Matthew Lee "The Car Count Fixer" P.S.: Join me on YouTube at Car Count Hackers - Grow your Car Count, Income & Profits
  7. Another great tip newport5! I was just at a Christmas event for one of my clients. It was catered in the back room of a restaurant. I was blown away by how well the entire staff handled everything. With that said, I made a point of talking to the owner before leaving. I explained that (as an owner) you always hear about things when they go wrong - so I wanted to let him know how fantastic his staff was! Sometimes you just have to give credit where it's due. But as I was talking... I noticed the chef sort of looking - trying to figure out what was going on. I was the stranger in the kitchen, right? And when I walked away... I stopped and asked him if he was the chef. Reluctantly, he said "yes". I give him a huge smile - thumbs up - and told him what a great job he did! If I could only show you the expression on his face - it spoke volumes. I'm guessing he never hears about "the good ones" either! Hope this help! Matthew!
  8. You're 100% correct stvstbsvc! It's fun... nobody ever says "NO"... and it makes you look good. The only change you can try... is do it when it's NOT so expected. Like people are trained that giving a little bit at Christmas is... well... almost "expected". But what about the first nice day of spring? What about that killer hot day in July? Works even better then! Hope this helps! Matthew "The Car Count Fixer" Join me on YouTube - grow your car count, income and profits!
  9. Scott... what you said is sort of ironic. I just attended a party my client holds for his entire staff and family every year. (He' invites me every year). About 20 people sit down to full dinner and open bar. I get what you said about business - but in reality, we're living in one of the best times in the last decade. Money is pretty free flowing... compared to 07-08. But if you're in a pinch, turn the $20, $50 and $100 into $5's and $10's. I don't know anyone who walks away from a gift. I just think it's those little things that mean so much. Hope this helps! Matthew Lee "The Car Count Fixer" P.S. Get registered for my free training course before the "free" goes away!
  10. Great tip! What most don't think about (or remember) is that the smallest little thing can mean so-o-o-o much! Another "twist" on this may be to use small gift cards - specially from local businesses. A great opportunity to reward the drivers - and build a bigger, better relationship with local small business owners... who just might "thank you" by spreading the word about YOUR shop. It's like a Triple-Win! Hope this helps! Matthew P.S. Just released this video about a shop owner who contacted me... and I told him exactly what to do - but it's NOT what you think - I promise!
  11. This is a super simple tactic you can start today - and you don't have to be a "techy" either! Instead of typing it all out, I made this short video that explains it all. And by the way... put your wallet away, there's nothing for sale. Just information that can help YOU grow your car count, income and profits! Enjoy! Hope this helps! Matthew Lee "The Car Count Fixer" #carcounthackers P.S. Join the conversation and grow your car count, income and profits - FREE Videos on YouTube! P.P.S. - FREE TRAINING REGISTRATION STILL OPEN! How to Double Your Car Count in 89 Days Without Wasting Hard Earned Dollars on Money Sucking Advertising!
  12. I know it's hard to believe, but this one single simple tactic helps more shop owners gain trust and build solid relationships with customers. Instead of writing it all out and asking you to read it - I made this short video to explain it all! Enjoy! It's simple. You DON'T have to be "techy" and you can start right now! Matthew Lee "The Car Count Fixer" #carcounthackers P.S. Join the conversation and grow your car count, income and profits!
  13. UPDATE! Sorry for the inconvenience... the REGISTRATION LINK was messed up. Got that fixed! Matthew "The Car Count Fixer"
  14. JustTheBest

    Mobile Auto Repair?

    Thanks for your feedback xrac! I appreciate that. I think you wrapped it up pretty well. That $80K barrier to entry (financed or not) is pretty hi for the average. Then the help issue - and heck, I wasn't even thinking about getting parts. I guess the suppliers still won't deliver to "the corner of 1st and Main!" Thanks for the input. Matthew
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    Mobile Auto Repair?

    Thanks for your input Old and Tired! I think you're right about mobile being the solution for guy who want their own shop - but heck, the cost of operating a TRUCK... and I'm not talking about just the gas. There's the insurance... and even travel time too! Just to be sure... I'm not trying to say that Pep Boys is the answer - nor do I believe mobile is the answer, and what you're saying about the stores failing sort of proves that. Amazon selling auto repair? I thought they were selling unicorns next? Am I wrong? Thanks for your input! Matthew


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