• December 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm #63948

    In 2011, you expect business at your shop will be:

    _____ Massively better

    _____ Better

    _____ A little better

    _____ No change

    _____ A little worse

    _____ Worse

    _____ Massively worse

    (Feel free to comment on why you chose what you did.)

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    December 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm #71656
    rhopp
    Member

    Better.

    Always more expenses to clean up. One day at a time, Some plans that may

    help make it massively better (hope to know more this week).

    While the balancing act gets easier with practice, the temptation to work

    without a net and move the wire higher is always lurking. That sudden

    deceleration trauma is always down there waiting.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:43 am #71666

    Massively better. I plan on focusing on my shop not my new house.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm #71667
    Jon Bockman
    Participant

    I’m expecting next year to be so much better than this year. Not that this year has been bad. I’m out of an old 3 bay gas station and now have 6 lifts and a lot of open floor space.

    December 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm #71675
    mvg
    Member

    Absolutely – Massively better.

    2010 was horrible for everyone I spoke with (even those trained to say “it’s been great”). We have big plans for new marketing, our remodel is nearly done, our hiring practices are improved (talent acquisition), our processes are improved. When you’re on the bottom, there’s only one way to go!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm #71687
    michaels
    Member

    I expect to see a 5%-10% increase in sales in 2011 and an increase of the same the following years. The economic recovery in my opinion will be alot slower than the really fast downturn most all of are experiencing right now which really does suck. Talking with several shop owners here in the Northwest some have seen up 50% decrease in business from 2007 even after being an established business of 25 years. I wish everyone in the automotive business to see an increase in 2011.

    Mike

    January 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm #71689

    Happy New Year Everyone,

    My expectations are much better than last year. I finished best $ year in the 22 years in business. I figure that’s good in this economy. I look to tighten things up, hold people more accountable and step back to an owners position. I have some new people and I am no longer afraid someone will leave. Look to market to more of the right customers.

    Good luck Everyone, may God bless all with abundance.

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