October, 2013 Archives - BodyShop Business
NACE 2013 Slideshow

The 2013 International Autobody Conference and Exposition (NACE) left attendees armed with knowledge to take back to their businesses.

Viewpoint: A Call to Arms

Shop owners need to stand up and make an effort to take back control of their businesses.

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I get frustrated when I see some great idea that I previously thought of but didn’t do anything about. Such was the case when a new product recently came across my desk.

Empathy Rules

Find employees who have empathy and put them on your front lines. Your business will be better off for it.

The Shop: Daren Pierse of Arizona Collision Specialists

Daren Pierse Owner Arizona Collision Specialists, Scottsdale, Ariz. We hear it can get pretty hot in Arizona. I moved here in 1989 from Oklahoma at the end of October, and I thought it was the best thing in the world. It was dry and 70 degrees during the day and low 60s at night. But

Increase Your Visibility With Facebook Offers

Using this service can promote your business and keep your customers engaged.

Faster Than an Oak Tree

Today, we joke about shops that pulled out collision damage using a tree stump and log chains. As a PBE jobber with customers in rural Iowa in the 1970s, I knew some of those guys. When cars were built with perimeter frames and conventional steel, a talented tech could actually get the car square enough

Preparing for Waterborne

Haven’t switched to waterborne/low-VOC coatings yet? Here are some steps you have to take to prepare yourself…because there’s no stopping this train.

Place Your Bets at the SEMA Show!

It’s SEMA Show time again, and you’re probably dreaming of the big win in Vegas. But even if you lose at the table, you can still walk away flush by taking in all that the show has to offer.

Training: The Days of Getting By Without It Are Over

The days of getting by without ongoing training are over. So what will you do? Recruit people who are already trained, or take on the training yourself?