Here’s a good example of what I’m referring to.
I always read Automotive News magazine because they always seem to have cutting edge ideas on how to run the business we know as our shops. In a dealership, parts & service are known as “Fixed Ops” short for Fixed Operations. Read this issue of Automotive News magazine’s Fixed Ops Journal.
For any who may not know, Google has an app comparable to Lotus Notes or MS OneNote named Keep. The thing I absolutely love about Google Keep is that you can write yourself a note and set a reminder by either date & time or by location. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made myself a mental note to stop at such-and-such-a-place the next time I’m over that way. It’s not like it’s wor…Read More
The link has been broken since I made the post. Here’s what Amazon says about the BlueDriver…
The Complete Trusted SolutionThe Right Fix. Always.
Using the same Identifix database professional shops use, BlueDriver will match your vehicle’s make, model, and trouble code to a specific fix from a database of over 30 million fixes. Your Repair Report will always contain fixes that have…Read More
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Here’s a 10-page article in Consumer Reports magazine May 2019 issue to tell you what you can do about it.Mad About Robocalls?
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As a bonus, here’s a 4-page article on free streaming TV in the same issue.
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In my quest to create a compelling business story, I ran across the book, Storybrand by Donald Miller. I couldn’t put the book down. It was that good. I also found quite of few of his informative videos on YouTube on his Storybrand channel. He is also on Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership channel.
Brian & Kim Walker, owners of 5 Stones Media and contributors to this site, are Sto…Read More
I agree with Tom. A good management coach is worth their weight in gold. They will be able to help diagnose and fix your problem(s) better, simply because they will be armed with the information concerning your situation.
Generalizations are tough to implement. I can’t tell you what to do, but I can tell you what works for me in our shop.
We are/were a transmission specialty sh…Read More
This is scary cheap for $99 on Amazon. BlueDriver 1:28
Here’s a 30-minute YouTube presentation by Don Miller, author of StoryBrand, that will help you clarify your Elevator Pitch. In this video, he narrows it down to a 1-liner.
Here’s my notes from the video:
A one-liner is a summary of your story.Be specific.Make sure it’s a pain point.Get it down to a sound bite.Make it feel like a new idea.Make it unde…Read More
Larry Bloodworth replied to the topic How Can You Hit The Target When You Don't Know Where The Bullseye Is? in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Larry Bloodworth started the topic Move & Replace The Hamburger Icon On Your Mobile Site in the forum The Internet and Your Shop 1 month ago
Here’s a couple of trends to consider when designing your website for mobile…
You can read the full article where this came from at https://uxdesign.cc/6-ux-trends-for-your-company-in-2019-9886ef551c36
The next time your shop gets a phone call with an offer to to lend you “easy money”, think twice. Before you take a loan over the phone, watch this video from Bloomberg first. Bloomberg On Predatory Business Lending
You can also read the reporter’s book titled, “Sign Here To Lose Everything”
Larry Bloodworth started the topic How Can You Hit The Target When You Don't Know Where The Bullseye Is? in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops 1 month ago
I’ve mentioned this topic before, but never went into really any depth until now.
Many shops don’t advertise because they have no real way of knowing if it works. Of those that do advertise, often there’s not a clearly defined strategy but rather a “shotgun” approach. I would like to offer a suggestion for your shop to consider. It involves identifying your marketing bullseye.
The tech…Read More
Larry Bloodworth replied to the topic How Important is a Mobile Optimized Website – Quick Video Tip in the forum Marketing For Auto Repair Shops 1 month ago
It’s possible as well as desirable to design a mobile-first website that looks and works well on the desktop to. Let me share a couple of technologies that make that possible.
With CSS3, flexboxes allow themselves to size to the screen automatically upon a media query asking the browser what size screen it has. You can Google “flexbox” for a detailed explanation.
An even more exciting t…Read More
I’ve been taking comments and suggestions on my Elevator Pitch and I’m grateful for such great input. Based on what I’ve been hearing, I edited my pitch slightly to make it more conversational and to answer the question, “What do you do for society?” or something similar.
We’re an online transmission repair shop catering to the un…Read More
Next time you’re thinking about buying from Amazon, check out Walmart.com. I have found them consistently less money than Amazon. Only a couple of times have I found them to be the same price, but never higher. And you get free 2-day shipping without paying for a $119/yr. membership like Amazon Prime.
I’ve posted about office chair wheels before, but I have a new & better sou…Read More
This is really helpful to decode the new tax laws. WSJ – The New Word Of Taxes: 2019 Although it’s 73 pages, it’s an easy read due to the abundance of tables, charts, & graphs. The only other way to get this is to either buy it or subscribe to the WSJ.
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