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Exit Strategies: Personal Vision & Financial Planning

The most critical first step in an exit or transition plan is to develop a financial plan and personal vision of what your life will look like post-business.

Auto Body Shops: Building a Foundation for the New Year

For the new year, it’s important to conduct a thorough audit of your finances to look for areas of opportunity and things to change.

Auto Body Consolidation Update: There’s a New Buyer in Town

The good news for shops that want to sell but do not fit a consolidator’s
profile is that there is a fresh pool of new buyers.

How to Determine the Value of Your Auto Body Shop

Whether you’re looking to sell, expand or transition your shop, understanding the value of your business is essential.

Squad Goals: Empowering Women in Collision Repair

Eight strong, smart, skilled women help Jason Wong guide his two CARSTAR locations in San Francisco.

Body Shop Cleanliness: Spots Are Only Good for Dalmatians

A spotless shop inspires customer confidence and drives excellent performance.

Solid Accounting: The Difference Between Winning and Losing

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to quickly review your financials and know where you’re winning and losing so you can fix the problem immediately?

Tales from the Crypt: Can Your Business Thrive Without You?

We all think that we’re going to live forever and never consider how, if we die, the shop will continue.

Feeling the Pressure? Follow the 7 E’s

Auto insurers are hemorrhaging profits and thus have clamped down on claims costs. Following the 7 E’s might be the solution.

Auto Body Consolidators: Full Steam Ahead

At mid-year, most consolidators — with the exception of a few — are full steam ahead with acquisitions.

The Importance of Planning Your Exit Strategy Now

Even if you have no intention of leaving your business soon, starting the planning process early will prepare you for the time that you want — and need — to exit.

Putting Your Passion for Your Auto Body Business to Work

It’s critical to create a culture where everyone embraces doing his or her job with the highest quality and providing excellent customer service — with the same passion that you as the owner have.