2015 Editions Archives - Page 6 of 11 - BodyShop Business
From the VP: Make Training a Part of the Culture at Your Auto Body Shop

Lack of training not only inhibits productivity, expertise and skill development, it also exposes your company to liability and increased insurance premiums.

Web Presence Management: Top 10 Free Marketing and Social Media Podcasters

Listening to a podcast might be the ideal way to learn about online marketing and social media for your body shop. What’s a podcast? Read on to find out!

Body Shops and Aluminum, How Did We Get Here?

The significant increase in aluminum-bodied vehicles these days is driven in part by the same gasoline mileage issue we faced in 1973. The federal government has decreed that by the year 2025, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) is to be 54.5 miles per gallon for all car manufacturers.

Publisher’s Perspective: Danger, Will Robinson!

Choose what your businesses’ focus is going to be and focus on that. Become obsessed with that and stay on it. Keep an eye out for dramatic changes in the marketplace, but only react if it’s a game changer for your direction.

Car Heaven

We treated Dad to a trip to the 58th Annual Father’s Day Car Show at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and it was one he’ll never forget.

How They Work: Refinishes

This month, instead of focusing all of our attention on the manual processes of refinishing, we’re going to take a different look at the subject and talk about the business relationships between your paint manufacturer and your shop.

Show Preview: Burnin’ Rubber

NACE | CARS speeds back to the Motor City determined to put the show into overdrive with exciting new features.

Technical: How ‘Low’ Will Shops Go?

With regulatory activity on low-VOC/waterborne paint not progressing as expected, how has the market responded? We asked several paint manufacturers to find out.

5 Tasks to Improve the Flow at Your Body Shop

A great start for any team, whether they’re struggling or not, would be to fix the easy and basic things first before they worry about other more complex things.

Ask the Expert: Seeking OE Repair Guidelines

When it comes to gathering the needed information for proper and thorough repairs, it’s important to know what resources are available to you to provide the best possible repair while avoiding unnecessary and avoidable liabilities.

From the VP: HR – A Necessity for Growing Shops

When you hire an employee, you hire them to be an asset and make money for your company. As assets, they need to be protected just as much as the company needs to be protected to ensure future profitability for everyone.

Web Presence Management: Are You Maximizing Your Facebook Participation?

Taking the time to advertise and spending the small amount of money required must be accompanied by something worth public attention and engagement to be most effective.