I’m convinced that most small-business owners are scared to death of bankers. They view loan officers as stiff-lipped stuffed-shirts who exist only for the pleasure of foreclosing on little old ladies on Christmas Eve.
Sectioning is a common procedure in hundreds of collision-repair shops across the country. Most of those shops make a conscientious effort to section according to the rules;
some shops make up their own rules.
I think we’re all in agreement that new-car construction techniques have given rust the old heave-ho. Used to be a new car would show signs of red rust in as little as 12 months, whereas nowadays, new cars carry 100,000-mile rust-through warranties.
Like thousands of other shop owners, you’re probably thinking it’s time to buy a computer. You’ve no doubt seen reports on television and read articles in magazines about the advanced capabilitiesof the current generation of computers, and it’s gotten you thinking,
“Maybe a new computer could improve my shop’s workflow and speed up our estimating and billing processes”.
Name: American Auto Body Location: Akron, Ohio Owner: Joe and Rocky Piscazzi Established: 1976 Square Footage: 20,000 Number of Employees: 10 Repair Volume: 60 cars per month Rocky Piscazzi recently learned that relocating to a new body shop can trigger Murphy’s Law of moving – everything costs more than expected. “Even though I’ve learned that
Name: Jerry’s Body Shop Location: DeLand, Fla. Owner: Jerry Doyle Established: 1976 Square Footage: 10,000 Number of Employees: 11 Repair Volume: 60 cars per month Average Repair Cost: $1,500 After 40 years in the collision-repair industry, you’d think a bright guy like Jerry Doyle would’ve learned not to help his competitors. Yet, several evenings a
The age of refinish technology has yet to dawn in India. With a population in excess of 900 million, labor is cheap and plentiful and money is scarce. Needless to say, specialized collision-repair equipment is virtually nonexistent. Although India has only 5 million cars and CVs, the demand for collision-repair shops is high. The roads
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Successful people – whether they be plumbers, presidents, pediatricians or you – have certain traits that allow them to conquer new heights.
PDR is only as good as the operator on the other end of the pry tool.
Have you ever thought of moving your shop? Are you contemplating a move now?