July, 2014 Archives - BodyShop Business
NACE/CARS in the Motor City

The 2014 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference is taking place July 30-Aug. 2, and what better place to have it than Detroit?

Clean That Spraybooth!

Cleaning and maintaining your spraybooth is essential to avoiding costly redos and keeping a tidy shop.

Ringing Up the Profits

Add-on businesses can be just the thing to give a lift to a sagging
bottom line.

Battling the Bigs

Four locally owned small MSOs share their thoughts on how they plan to retain their market share should one of the mega consolidators move to their block.

Oh Deer!

The deer strolled out in front of me with no warning. I was rounding one of the many curves on the scenic Shoreway in Cleveland that offers a fantastic view of Edgewater Beach and Lake Erie Friday night. I had no chance to react, smashing into it with the right front corner of my car

It’s Time for NACE/CARS!

The big show is at the end of this month, so start planning your trip to the Motor City today.

Does Your Shop “Wow” Customers?

In several classes I teach for paint, body & equipment (PBE) jobbers, I describe the universe of American body shops as follows: 5 percent: Ugh! These shops have no interest in calculating financial numbers of any kind, improving their production efficiency (what’s that?) or new and faster equipment. They’re too busy fixing cars to get

Cybersecurity for Your Collision Repair Business

Strengthening your business’ Web security through strong passwords will ensure that your information stays safe.

What Are Your Top Five Repairs?

We break down the five most-requested vehicles/repairs among ALLDATA Collision subscribers.

The Perfect Storm

We had to throw out all we learned from Six Sigma when systems, computers and power disappeared after one of the most brutal winters on record. The lesson? Our people are our greatest asset.