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Benefitting from Cause Marketing

For many shops, hiring women is about putting forward an atmosphere of friendliness and trustworthiness, particularly to women customers, who, as we all know, account for 85 percent of all purchase decisions. It turns out that hiring women involves more…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

For many shops, hiring women is about putting forward an atmosphere of friendliness and trustworthiness, particularly to women customers, who, as we all know, account for 85 percent of all purchase decisions. It turns out that hiring women involves more…

The Millennial Investment

Within the past few years, millennials have been the subject of much conversation in the automotive industry, as well as in society at large. This discussion seems to echo the same theme, that the generation is lazy, unmotivated and wants…

The Remote-Control Owner

Can your business operate without you? As I began investigating how shop owners felt about this topic, I discovered that not everyone thinks the same. The answers I received ranged from “Yes” to “No” to “Wouldn’t that be nice!” One…

Secrets of a Succession Plan

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part Two of a two-part series on Succession Planning. Part One appeared in the September-October issue. Family businesses are the backbone of America. About 95 percent of all businesses in America are family or privately held.…

The Successful Succession

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 and a goal? While many shop owners dream about selling…

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