This is a very special interview with Jerry Holcom. With nearly 50 years’ experience in the automotive field, Jerry tells of his pathway to success and the typical stumbles or learning curves along the way.
Why should you listen: Jerry tells of great advice he’s received throughout the years about money and property ownership; Learn Jerry’s reasoning behind the decision not to buy his father’s business, and then turned around 10 years later and bought it from someone else.Listen and view episode notes
This podcast episode needs to be heard by everyone in the industry. I’m counting on you to use the social share icons and engage your colleagues or paste the episode URL into your email network. Help get the word out and make sure the reach of AACF gets to the deep corners of the aftermarket so help can be brought to our brothers and sisters that need it.Listen and view episode notes
Reasons to listen to Dave Kusa, President Autotrend Diagnostics:
-Find out how much reliance Dave places on building customer relations and home town value in a city of 2.5 million people.
-Dave believes that their top internet reviews come from his strategy on good customer communications.
-If you are looking for great insight or advice on the need for business training, Dave will explain to you his biggest learning curve.
John Gardner, automotive instructor at Chipola College in Marianna, FL believes that the quality of technicians graduating today are bright and amazing. John shares his passion for teaching and his love for training in an inspiring episode that includes talk of his hosting duties for Tech Garage on the Velocity Channel. John’s classroom motto is “Outdo…Listen and view episode notes
Succession Planning. A business requirement.
An informative discussion on planning for the eventual sale of your business. This discussion is between two professional service entrepreneurs, Joe Sevart and Judy Walter, who are in different stages of their succession plans. They are joined with succession planning professional Bob Ward, President of Wardden LLC. Bob says “Every business is eventually sold, but how?Listen and view episode notes
The three most important traits of the professional Service Advisor. Jeremy O’Neal president of Advisorfix joins Carm Capriotto in an engaging interview on the value of the service advisor and the traits and role they play in successful shops. Jeremy covers goals, the ratio of service advisors to technicians, accountability, trust and why most shops approach the sales side vs. the client’s vehicle agenda of the business completely wrong.Listen and view episode notes
Pete Rudloff owner of Pete’s Garage in Newark, DE. Pete started out in the automotive trade as a machine shop apprentice and after a year became dealer tech and grew into a Mopar Gold CMAT, L1, DEEP certified tech of which have been both the assistant shop foreman and foreman of a few local dealerships…Listen and view episode notes
ASE Test Uncovered. Everything you ever wanted to know about the ASE Test … ASE 3but were afraid to ask!
Joining me for this very open discussion is:
-Dan Baumhardt, ASE Test Administrator
-Matt Fanslow, Professional Technician and an ASE Subject Matter Expert
-Ryan Kooiman, Director of Training at Standard Motor Products