September 2016 Archives - BodyShop Business
Becoming a Great Leader

Being a leader isn’t about dictating but rather doing things that will make others want to follow you. Here’s how to become a great one.

Profit Center: Proper PDR Estimating

Having trouble estimating for paintless dent repair and hail damage? Follow these steps for success.

Key to Business: Increasing Sales and Controlling Expenses

There’s a hole in your shop floor representing your expenses, and the only way to fill it is to generate gross profit. And that’s the key to success: increasing sales while controlling expenses.

Technical: Recalibration – A Mandatory Procedure

No light on the dash no longer means a car’s systems are back to normal after a crash repair, which is why recalibration is a must.

Aluminum Series: Rivet Bonding

Rivet bonding is growing in use as it proves itself as a structural repair. Do you know how to perform this procedure properly?

Meet Our 2016 Executives of the Year

The award, which has been handed out since 1984, recognizes true collision repair “visionaries” who have experienced great success through innovative thinking, overcoming challenges and persevering.

Are OE Certifications Worth It?

Being OE certified provides a great opportunity for the quality collision repairer to “strut their stuff” when it comes to marketing and building a trusted relationship with their local community.

Health & Safety: Creating a Successful Hazard Communication Program

Has everyone in your shop been trained on the hazardous chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis?

Web Presence Management: The World Wide Web Turns 25

Today, according to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, 75 percent of Americans go online, and 20 percent use only mobile technology to do so, and that’s doubled since 2013.

Paint Without Fumes or Overspray

Teaching people how to paint or measuring coating application success using real paint and real parts is messy and expensive. Wouldn’t it be cool to “paint” without these problems?

Publisher’s Perspective: NACE | CARS Was Great… of Course!

NACE | CARS in Anaheim this year was the best NACE | CARS I’ve been to in years. The number of exhibitors was the highest in many years, and the training was unparalleled.

Editor’s Notes: What Does the Future Hold?

Will I adjust to a new car that is essentially a computer on wheels? Will everyone adjust? Only time will tell.