Jesiamus replied to the topic Sales Survey for June; how was Business at Your Shop? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 3 months ago
June Down 0.2 %
YTD Down 10.6 %
June was virtually flat which is one of our best months for the year
Get ready for the next big downturn.
Jesiamus replied to the topic Sales Survey for May; how was Business at Your Shop? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 4 months ago
May down 20%
ytd down 12%
I’m just as busy as the shop across the street.
For a town with 20+% unemployment not as bad as some.
Our biggest customer last month was Welfare helping fix cars.
Probably so people could leave the state.
Just normal for Michigan.
Jesiamus replied to the topic Sales Survey for February 2009, How was Business For You? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 7 months ago
Down 23 %
But Feb 08 was best ever.
Matches unemployment here in NE michigan
March may make Feb look like the good ole days
car counts so far have fallen like the dollar.
I agree with Charlie. I’m a shop owner and I’ve hired young fellows with out training as a helper. It’s a good way to find out if you really want to do this. Then check out community college programs.
I’ve hired several interns out of college. Some real experience before college will make a world of difference in what you learn in college. Yes,…[Read more]
Jesiamus replied to the topic Sales Survey for January 2009, How was Business For You? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 8 months ago
I’ve been re-reading “My life my work” a Henry
Ford biography published in 1931. The “common sense” approach to industry and finance he had is in today’s world “uncommon sense”.
His take on a business borrowing in bad time (see current Auto bailout) was roughly quoted and interpreted as “borrowing only allows bad management to continue with the…[Read more]
Jesiamus replied to the topic Sales Survey for December 08, How was Business For You? in the forum Everything Else 9 years, 9 months ago
Down 19% from last year
A big improvement from last month!
Jesiamus replied to the topic Oil Change Sticker Printers? in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops | Auto Repair Marketing Ideas Online 9 years, 10 months ago
We use our shop laser printer. I had to make a carrier card that we slip blank cling labels into and feed thru regular printer. We made a template in Word with our logo and phone, then for each car we just type in date, oil, mileage. The card carrier wears out in a couple months and I make a new one. Does the job and only cost is labels and card…[Read more]
I have been through Managment Sucess but I chose to DROP OUT. I found the constant pressure of their scientology beliefs to be incompatible with my value system. I have found many of their ideas useful. But the high pressure sales they use don’t fit my small town attitude.