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Four More Years: Looking at Fundamental Tax Reform

If anyone thinks that President Clinton’s re-election will end the debate over fundamental tax reform, they’re sadly mistaken.

Partnering With A Paint Company

With so many paint-company partnership programs in the marketplace, making a decision which – if any – to join can be a confusing and time-consuming decision.

Constructing Solid Supplier Relationships

The notion of building a partnership with someone who is selling you something is foreign to a lot of people.

Smokin’ Survey Results: Poll of ASE Techs by Valvoline

Conducted by The Valvoline Company, the annual poll questioned a national sample of 200 National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master technicians by telephone on such topics as car safety, electric vehicles and preventative

Forming A Business

What’s the best form in which to do business?

Bankers Don’t Bite

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.

Sharpen Your Sectioning Skills

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.

Restoring Corrosion Protection

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.

Purchasing a PC

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”.

Room to Grow

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

Working Smarter Not Harder

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

When the Goan Gets Tough: the Goan Body Shops

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