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Is Your WHMIS Up To Date?

WorkSafe BC (http://www.worksafebc.com/) has started their shop visits for 2014 and one item they are focusing on is our WHMIS training. If our shop is fair example of others, this item...


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We're Just Getting Started

Now that this site and the the Automotive Servive Network is starting to come together, I have turned my attention back to the AiRCare issue. I know most technicians and...


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Bad Fuses

Bad Fuses Thanks to Buck Neiraeth of Larry's Shell Auto Service in Tacoma for this news flash. "The following is from a broadcast e-mail that was sent out by the AC Delco...


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ASBN Blogs

Tire Manufacturers Going Cheap
Industry Issues
Over the last couple of years I have noticed something very wrong. Some tire manufacturers are cutting back on the amount of tread they are putting o...
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Advertise in Google; Quick and Easy
Marketing
You're a small business and you want to get noticed by all the people using Google to find a repair shop in your area. You don't have a website, or yo...
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AirCare Issue Still Puzzling (updated)
Industry Issues
  In the face of health issues and air quality, here in the lower mainland, I was really puzzled at the logic behind the decision to close down ...
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Greenwood's Blog

A Direct Blog About – CHANGE!

Many aftermarket business owners across the country want a better business as long as they don’t have to change what they are doing right now. Do you see a contradiction in that statement?

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Perception is Everything in Business—Don’t Neglect It!!

Many of the better shops in our industry are very aware of the tremendous value of what a positive, impressive perception by the client can play to adding additional net profits to the bottom line of a business.  Shop owners must be aware of the client’s perception with such issues as answering and conversing on the telephone in a professional manner, the importance of a clean, organized, well lit, smoke free, modern...

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Business Accounts Receivable Need a Makeover

Most shops biggest cash flow enemy is their accounts receivable balance which puts the owner’s stress through the roof. I’ve written past blogs on receivable issues and how they’re the number one reason a shop will go out of business. Out of control receivables creates interest free loans to the end user

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Latest Office Tip

"Is this the person to whom I'm speaking?"
Telephone technique is so important to a business that full courses on the topic have been developed.

Real Stories From The Lighter Side

A tow truck drove in one day, with an Olds 88 in tow. The driver and owner get out and the driver explains to me that something in the drive train is

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Need a cheap but efficient way to flush power steering systems?

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