• July 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm #64052
    gcauto
    Member

    If there are any other small shops out there that are interested in forming an online relationship, just to bounce ideas off each other or to chat about what we do day to day, let me know! While we do have business relationships with other shops in our area, I’ve found that sometimes due to competition, it’s hard to just “talk” to those in similar situations (small shops, husband and wife teams) in the area.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    July 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm #72197
    keithminn
    Member

    I certainly would welcome a regular discussion and relationship. One possibility is to set up a regular conference call where we jump on by calling a 800 number the number of separate shops is basically limitless. You can email me directly to discuss this further if your interested in conference calling or other thoughts.

    July 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm #72199
    JeffreyD
    Participant

    I am interested in sharing ideas and experiences. However since I am involved in all aspects of the business it is very hard for me to set aside any amount of time at a specific time so websites and email are best for me.

    July 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm #72201
    DAVID MCGINNIS
    Participant

    I am also interested in networking. Let me know :)

    July 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm #72202
    JeffreyD
    Participant

    David

    I was stationed at Shaw AFB in 1983. Loved the area.

    Jeff

    July 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm #72212
    gcauto
    Member

    With as much as the conference call sounds like a great idea, I’m the only person here in the office, so I don’t think that’s an option at this time.

    However, if your interested in bouncing ideas off each other via email, that’s more what I’m looking for.

    Thanks!

    Cheryl

    July 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm #72213
    gcauto
    Member

    Hi David,

    Send me your email address and we’ll “talk”. [email protected]

    July 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm #72214
    gcauto
    Member

    Jeff,

    Where is Shaw AFB?

    July 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm #72216
    Tom Piippo
    Participant

    It looks like this networking group is on its way :-)

    July 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm #72221
    J.P. Glenn
    Participant

    I would be interested as well!

    [email protected]

    J.P. Glenn

    Intercoastal Auto Service

    Melbourne, FL

    July 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm #72223
    GMJAuto
    Member

    I would be interested. We are in a small town too, and “competition” doesn’t always like to share ideas/tips. I am not sure about doing conference calls due to scheduling issues, but emails sound good!

    Thanks

    [email protected]

    July 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm #72224
    TimSmall
    Member

    phone would not work Its to busy and I cant tie up a line. Emil or Facebook chat would work well

    July 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm #72227
    gcauto
    Member

    Hi Tim,

    If you’re still interested in chatting via email, send your email address to [email protected].

    Thanks!

    Cheryl

    July 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm #72229
    HOAUTO
    Member

    Add me to the list! We are on an island (there is a bridge on one end) and it would be nice to bounce ideas off other small shop owners/managers. Email or chat is fine with me.

    Andy

    July 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm #72235
    nctransmission
    Participant

    ooo oooo me too me too!

    [email protected]

    August 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm #72270
    Wayne Fleishman
    Participant

    add me to thelist too

    August 30, 2011 at 1:17 am #72278

    Why not post everyone’s ideas and questions in the Marketing forum on this great site.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm #72295
    jmanchester
    Participant

    I used to belong to a group that did this sort of thing and it worked well. It is hard to talk to someone in your market, you can add me to the list.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:33 am #72303
    John Carr
    Participant

    Please add me to your list. I attempted to start a NAPA business development group, it failed to catch on.

    Thanks

    John

    November 7, 2011 at 1:48 am #72425
    gjones
    Member

    CHERYL, SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. I AM A PA SHOP NORTH OF ALLENTOWN IN BIZ FOR 16 YEARS. 4 BAYS 2 TECHS 1 OFFICE PERSON AND MYSELF.I AM ON THIS SITE NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A PAY SCALE FOR A NEW SA.LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IDEAS. EMAIL WORKS BEST HERE. THANKS………………GEORGE

    March 9, 2013 at 12:11 am #73059
    petro
    Member

    Is the email Networking still on?

    March 27, 2013 at 5:35 am #73065

    Hey Guys & Gals, I am new to this and would like to get involved in the discussions of getting new ideas and plans together to improve business. Please let me know and any ideas that I have I will be glad to share. Have been in the business for about 25 years, so I have some experience.

     

    Thanks

     

    Frank

    March 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm #73066
    BAYVIEWMOORE
    Participant

    Hi Guys,

    I have been involved with 20 Groups and Financial Forums over the years and must say that I have found great value in them. Would anyone be interested in setting up a group that meets once a year? We could bounce the location around to accomodate those on the coasts. These groups are only as good as what we put into them. I believe that 10 to 12 participants is all we need. Sometimes it helps to pull yourself away from the shop for a couple of days. As long as we are not in competing markets, we should be fine. I’m all the way up in Canada and I’d be willing to meet once a year if not twice! As long as we take back one good idea that we can put into practice and sell, sell, sell: it will all be worth while.I’ll even go out on a limb and facillatate the first meeting. We are all here for the same reason; to grow the business. Just my two cents. I’m in if you are…
    Gerry Mooney
    President, Bayview Moore Automotive/Top Fuel Tuning
    416-421-2020
    May 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm #73093
    chogan
    Member

    Has there been any further activity on a discussion group? I too would be willing to be involved.

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