Shop Profitability Archives -
Customer-Supplied Parts Should Be Nobody’s Business

Think you’re helping a customer when you install parts he brings in? That’s probably not your ideal customer anyway.

Some Things Never Go Out Of Style

Full-service gas stations are a rarity today.

Traits Of A Successful Small-Business Owner: What It Takes To Bring Your Shop From Its Current State To Your ‘Ideal Scene’

I didn’t know much about running a business when my partner and I opened our first automotive repair shop in 1997. One day I was a technician, the next day I was an owner responsible for the entire shop and its profitability. I just figured that I could work hard and put a lot of hours in and everything else would fall into place. That notion was far from reality.