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Welcome To ASBN

ASBN is the most comprehensive online community for the Automotive Serviceregisternow2 Industry professionals in Canada. Anyone in the Automotive Industry can join.

Welcome to the Automotive Service Business Network

The Automotive Service Business Network was developed as a solution to one very important need this industry has had for many years………information.

Most of us know that the internet is the best way of storing and retrieving information but searching for it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.That is all going to change…….starting now.

You are about to become part of a totally new Internet experience.  Instead of you searching the internet for information that could help in everyday business, we have organized the automotive industry on the net and brought it to you in an easy to use format.

ASBN is;

  • A News Magazine, bringing you the latest local, national and industry news, weather and sports

  • An Events Calendar, for up to the minute schedules for training, industry and sporting events

  • A Communications Network, to be able to talk to all the suppliers and manufacturers as well as all the other members on this network

  • An Information Warehouse, storing an incredible wide range of tips and articles for you to simply access at the time you really need it

  • A Link Library; hundreds of catalogued web sites and pages to save valuable search time
  • A Regional Supplier Directory, giving you detailed information on vendors doing business in your region

  • An Interactive Community, where the members determine and contribute content for the growth of ASBN and this industry

And so, so much more. Here's the best part; ASBN is specifically designed, not for a global market, but for all of you, right here in British Columbia, and it's free.


Why? Well, quite simply, our customers are here, our businesses are here, we live here and our problems are here. So, why shouldn't we have our own system that helps us here?


This is your industry, your business and this is your network.

Since this is a private network, all content will only be able to be viewed by members only; not the general public.

This was done for two main reasons;

  • The first is because the information is for our benifit, within this industry. Doing this will allow you freedom to voice your opinions, problems and solutions without the prying eye of the general consumer.
  • The second is to generate real members. Since our suppliers will also be our partners in this endeavor, they need to know who, when and where their messages are being seen. Only when they are satisfied, will they part with the valuable insights and information that is hard to come by.

You'll notice on the membership form you will have three choices; 'I am a Supplier', 'I am a Business' and 'I am an Individual'.

This does not mean you have only one choice.

If your shop has a total of 7 people, it means you can have 7 members. In fact, we recommend it. This way we can maintain an accurate measurement of our industry out there and even more important, future programs and features will be offered based on our users and statistics.

There is a world of things we can acomplish through ASBN. It only takes your imagination and the strength of your membership.

This is only the start!

 

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Doing Business with ASBN

"Why would I want to do business with ASBN?"

Well, let's ask another question; "If you could connect with every business and every professional, exclusively within this industry and focused on this market of British Columbia, would that interest you?".

I think it would.

If you are a company that is looking for world-wide marketing and distribution, then ASBN is not for you.

But, if you need to promote your product or service to this industry within a single or multiple communities, here in the British Columbia market, then there is only one choice; The Automotive Service Business Network.

 

 

  

 

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Members

This section will help to enhance your experience with ASBN.

 

Here, you will find answers to many of your questions on;

  • How to use ASBN
  • Why memberships are so important
  • How do I .....?

Here is also where you can access your 'member profile' or gain access to the many add on services we will be developing as we grow.  

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Services

"Finally, a B2B market that everyone can use."

 

Bringing together all businesses and all their suppliers of one industry in one market region in an internet environment creates a whole new level of business opportunities never seen or experienced before.

 

To be successful, each level of service offered must  

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Video Sharing

Sharing Your Videos On ASBN

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is priceless."

Creating a video today has become so simple, anyone with a cell phone can be a film producer and with sites like YouTube, Vimeo and now ASBN, publishing your videos for the world to see is just a click away.

But, what if your videos need to be seen by others specifically related to the Automotive Industry?

That's why ASBN's Video Library was created.

We've put together a video collection from a wide range of sources that focus on our needs within this industry so we can do a better job at what we like doing; serving the needs of our customers as proffessionals. 

But, we didn't just add a video player to the site. We've opened the door for techs and businesses wanting to help other techs and businesses through Video Sharing.

So, we created a feature rich sytem that that is just as easy to use as it was to create the video.

User Features;

  • A beautiful HTML5 & Flash based Responsive Video Player
  • You select the category(s) your video is best suited
  • Can upload MP4, M4V, FLV, MOV, WEBM, OGG file formats
  • Can upload YouTube URLs
  • RTMP Streaming and ability to add HLS stream as the mobile fallback
  • Can edit/delete own videos (your ASBN account maintains your list of contributions)
  • Comment videos
  • Rate videos
  • Share video page to your social networking site

These features are just waiting for you to take advantage of so we can continue to build the library that will benifit every corner of our industry.

Instructions

Check these steps to upload your own video

  1. Login to your ASBN account
  2. In the main menu, cursor down to the video section (e.g. Link Library/Video Library) or select Video Library from the 'Popular Links' menu
  3. Select Submit A Video (this will be your control page of contributions)
  4. Select Add New Video
  5. Enter your Title for the Video
  6. Select the Category or Sub Category
  7. Select the Video Type as General Type
  8. Enter the File Name from your computor to upload and click Upload
  9. Enter an image file to upload and click Upload
  10. Complete the remaining fields (optional)
  11. Click Save at the bottom of the page
  12. Congrats, You have successfully submitted your Video. Your video will now be reviewed by administrators and posted once appproved.
  13. Click on 'My Videos' tab of the menu. Here is where you manage your videos (editing, publishing and unpublishing) and to see what videos have been approved or still pending.

 

Check the steps below to add a Youtube Video.

  1. Login to your ASBN account
  2. In the main menu, cursor down to the video section (e.g. Link Library/Video Library) or select Video Library from the 'Popular Links' menu
  3. Select Submit A Video (this will be your control page of contributions)
  4. Select Add New Video
  5. Enter your Title for the Video
  6. Select the Category or Sub Category
  7. Select the Video Type as Youtube
  8. Enter your Youtube Video Page URL in the Video field (or copy/paste the address from the YouTube page)
  9. Complete the remaining fields.(optional)
  10. Click Save at the bottom of the page
  11. Congrats, You have successfully submitted a YouTube Video. Your video will now be reviewed by administrators and posted once appproved.
  12. Click on 'My Videos' tab of the menu. Here is where you manage your videos (editing, publishing and unpublishing) and to see what videos have been approved or still pending.

 

 

Want it even Simpler?

You found a link to a public video that would be a great addition to the library but you don't have time or just don't want to go through the process.

No problem.

Just copy the address in the top line of your browser and paste it into the body of a new email with your request to post it and send it to me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I will personally review it and make sure it is posted correctly.

You can't get any simpler than that. 

 

 

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