House Committee Passes Financial CHOICE Bill

Legislation, which would replace the current Federal Insurance Office, faces test in Senate. Where does ASA stand? The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services has passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017. This bill, approved along party lines 34-26, replaces the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 that attempted […]

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Better Together

What the rise of repair networks means for the collision repair industry and how joining one could improve an independent shop’s business. The benefits that come with multiple shop operators (MSOs) and corporate-owned repair shops can prove immensely useful from a business perspective. And smaller shops can’t always compete, or at least they couldn’t until […]

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Motivated to Mentor

Maybe it’s time you went back to school. Not for classes but to recruit quality apprentices. Here’s why it’s good for business. In a recent conversation with one of my industry partners, an independent shop owner located two miles from our high school’s automotive program, I invited him to come to our next Business and […]

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The Successful Succession

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That’s why it’s never too early to start protecting your business, your family and your employees. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on auto-shop succession planning. Don’t miss the second installment in AutoInc.’s November-December issue. What is the difference between a dream […]

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Fast and Furious

That’s how change is heading straight at the automotive repair industry. The upcoming CARS@AAPEX show in Vegas will put you ahead of the pack. In mid-May a group of 108 of the country’s best technicians gathered in Detroit for the first of two new programs created to give the Congress of Auto Repair and Service […]

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