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Techie Tutorial 101: How to Make an Auto Repair Shop Poster

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

So you just got in a stock of that eco-friendly motor oil or the all-weather floor mats – great. But aside from hoping people come in asking for it, how are you going to let customers know? Sure, your counter people can drop it into conversation, but there’s a quick and easy way to do some parts advertising, right within your shop’s walls. We’re going to show you a simple way to make an aftermarket poster template. You can even do it with software you’ve already got – nothing fancy required. The beauty of the template is that once you create it, you can use it again and again each time you’ve got something new to advertise.

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Tags: Free Tips, Auto Repair, Auto Aftermarket

Black Friday, Stealing Time and Employee Theft Prevention Tips

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Fri, Nov 08, 2013 @ 06:38 AM

Friday, November 29 - Black Friday - is the most profitable, de facto holiday on the calendar. For some retailers, it marks the first time all year that the ledgers go from red to black!

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Tags: Retail, Free Tips, Shoplifting, Employee Theft, Brandon Weaver

Auto Repair Shop Waiting Rooms: 5 Tricks to Cut the Wait Time!

Posted by Heather Brautman on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 02:48 PM

There are certain things people seem to be happy to wait for: the perfect table at Nobu, Cabbage Patch Dolls, anything Apple releases, the touring company of “Jersey Boys” to hit their local theater. While you can’t ever expect your customers are going to eagerly camp out in front of your auto repair shop’s doors just to get the hottest new oil change supplies, you can make the experience a little better for them by making it as short as possible.

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Tags: Free Tips, Customer Service, Auto Repair, Auto Aftermarket

Techie Tutorial 101: Invoice Tips and Tricks for Office Managers

Posted by Heather Brautman on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

As a busy office manager, the last thing you want to do is get bogged down with the minutia of invoicing!

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Tags: Free Tips, Office Managers

Employee Theft: Scaring Retail Managers to the Point of Bankruptcy

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Walk down most aisles in a department store or retail outlet and you’re sure to find a variety of anti-shoplifting devices. Among others, these include ink-filled tags on clothing, alarm cords for high-ticket items and locked merchandise behind glass. But these security measures are only half of the equation if one of your goals as a retail manager is loss prevention. What’s the other half, you ask? Employee theft.

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Tags: Retail, Holiday Shopping, Free Tips, Shoplifting, Brandon Weaver

4 Terrifying Verification Checks for Halloween

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

We don’t mean to scare you but… wait, sure we do! It’s Halloween, so of course we want to scare you. Today, in honor of everything creepy and crawly, we want to do a little bit of “scared straight.” Sure, Halloween should be filled with fun, but don’t forget some of the important stuff. Before you hit the candy trail, make multiple checks on the following:

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Tags: Free Tips

Office Managers: Your Two-Minute Daily Save

Posted by Heather Brautman on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Remember the old “Love Connection” commercial break motto – “We’ll be back in two and two?” These days, your TV can fast forward through those two minutes and two seconds.

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Tags: Free Tips, Office Managers

Controllers: Don't Believe the Free Check Verification Hype!

Posted by Heather Brautman on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:36 AM

Controllers – are your top-line managers asking you to find additional payment options to make available to your customers? Great! The more ways people can pay, the more revenue your company may see. Are they asking you to secure these methods for free? Not so great. We developed this FAQ to dispel the “free check verification” hype.

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Tags: Free Tips, Check Verification

Check Services for Auto Dealers: Columbus Day Wisdom

Posted by Heather Brautman on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 04:04 AM

Do you feel like an intrepid explorer every time your feet hit the blacktop of your dealership lot? You should. Every single day is a chance to discover new worlds, and if you’re not making the most of it, guess what? There’s another explorer very close behind you. Don’t give him any room to steal your thunder. Today we reflect back on Christopher Columbus’ major moment in American history and learn a few lessons on how to apply it to making your own major moment.

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Tags: Free Tips, Auto Sales, Auto Dealerships

Top 10 Reasons New and Used Auto Dealers Lose Car Sales

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Ready to make your millions running a car dealership? Don’t fall prey to the following possibilities. You could have the biggest inventory, the hottest specials, the hungriest sales people, and the most prime location, and you’re still losing car sales. The question is not just why, but how.

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Tags: Free Tips, Auto Sales, Auto Dealerships

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