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Selling Your Body Shop: What to Expect

Educating yourself on the general steps and process of selling your collision repair business will ensure you don’t leave money on the table.

Auto Body Consolidation Update: There’s a New Buyer in Town

The good news for shops that want to sell but do not fit a consolidator’s
profile is that there is a fresh pool of new buyers.

Solid Accounting: The Difference Between Winning and Losing

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to quickly review your financials and know where you’re winning and losing so you can fix the problem immediately?

Body Bangin’: What Are The Consolidators Up To With Laura Gay

Micki Woods interviews Laura Gay of Consolidation Coach on the current state of auto body shop consolidation.

Auto Body Consolidators: Full Steam Ahead

At mid-year, most consolidators — with the exception of a few — are full steam ahead with acquisitions.

Auto Body Shop Financials: Breakeven Point and Beyond

Knowing your fixed costs and breakeven point up front may be the difference in making money in a month or not.

Auto Body Consolidation Update: What Will 2023 Bring?

The bull market of consolidation is expected to continue in 2023 even amidst high inflation, rising interest rates and other challenges.

Consolidation Update: The Big Merger

The Service King-Crash Champions merger is a great indicator that financial interest in the collision industry remains strong.

Labor Rates: How to Get What You Need

The time for independent collision repairers to put the brakes on the bus, grab the bull by the horns and implement procedures to obtain labor and material rate increases is right now.

M&A and Collision: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

An atmosphere of competition, plenty of buyers and the ability to align with a like-minded partner and getting an equitable price has made it an opportune time to sell.

Reader’s Choice 2022: Auto Body Consolidation

How do you see the consolidation landscape moving forward, factoring in the aging baby boomer generation, shop owners getting near retirement, the impact of COVID and the rise of corporate-sponsored body shops?

Podcasts of the Week

Podcast spotlight for the week of April 4.