July 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm #64052
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 #72197keithminnMember
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 #72199JeffreyDParticipant
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 #72201DAVID MCGINNISParticipant
I am also interested in networking. Let me knowJuly 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm #72202JeffreyDParticipant
I was stationed at Shaw AFB in 1983. Loved the area.
JeffJuly 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm #72212
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.
CherylJuly 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm #72213July 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm #72216Tom PiippoParticipant
It looks like this networking group is on its wayJuly 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm #72221July 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm #72223July 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm #72224TimSmallMember
phone would not work Its to busy and I cant tie up a line. Emil or Facebook chat would work wellJuly 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm #72227July 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm #72229HOAUTOMember
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.
AndyAugust 30, 2011 at 1:17 am #72278Alan Ollie Gelfand Pres.Participant
Why not post everyone’s ideas and questions in the Marketing forum on this great site.September 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm #72295jmanchesterParticipant
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 #72303John CarrParticipant
Please add me to your list. I attempted to start a NAPA business development group, it failed to catch on.
JohnNovember 7, 2011 at 1:48 am #72425gjonesMember
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………………GEORGEMarch 27, 2013 at 5:35 am #73065Frank JozwiakMember
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.
FrankMarch 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm #73066BAYVIEWMOOREParticipant
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 MooneyPresident, Bayview Moore Automotive/Top Fuel Tuning416-421-2020
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