Archive for May 2022
The Many Roles Of The Shop Owner – Dr. Dave Weiman [RR 749]
As we grow as leaders and build a strong culture in our businesses, we take on many different roles. These are unwritten roles that many small business people need to know that may have to step into. Such as a marriage counselor, a person of faith, an intervention confidant, and more. I’m with Dr. Dave Weiman, a great and wise contributor to the podcast, as we discuss the management of all the different hats we put on as business owners.
remarkableresults.biz/e749Listen and view episode notes
Technician Time Management [AW 107]
Guest host and a shop tour with Casey McGowan, Casey’s Independent Auto Repair, Vancouver, WA. Casey discusses the difference between productivity and efficiency in a shop and the importance of measuring technician time management.
remarkableresults.biz/aw107Listen and view episode notes
The Lowest Price Shop Is Not Your Competitor – Reggie Stewart [RR 748]
What do you do when a disgruntled customer wants to know why your shop is more expensive than the one down the road? Are you educating customers on the value of your services? Do you feel like you have to defend your profitable business model? Does the shop down the road, which has the crazy low price, realize their business won’t be worth it’s value when it’s time to sell?
remarkableresults.biz/e748Listen and view episode notes
Prepare for the Future [THA 277]
How do we prepare for the future? In this episode listen to the insights from the perspective of a shop owner, technician, instructor, COO, and trainer. Times have changed, so how do we get the younger generation passionate about our industry and our high-tech vehicles? What does the future of ADAS and electric vehicles mean to the aftermarket?
remarkableresults.biz/a277Listen and view episode notes
Google Reviews – Jimmy Lea [RR 747]
It’s time to take a deep dive into Google Reviews. Why is it important to have a variety of star ratings instead of all 5 stars? Why do you need to respond to good and bad reviews? I’m with Jimmy Lea, Kukui Evangelist. Find out why your business must exist digitally in order to capture customers.
Being Focused Led to Dream Shop [AW 106]
Guest host and a shop tour with Tom Schearer, Schearer’s Sales and Service, Allentown, PA. Tom discusses the importance of leadership and focus. Empower your team with what to do, how to do it and why they are doing it.
remarkableresults.biz/aw106Listen and view episode notes
From the Bays to the Classroom – Brandon Steckler [RR 746]
Do you have a passion for teaching others and watching them grow? Is it something you’ve been interested in doing? I’m with Brandon Steckler at the TST Big Event 2022 and we discuss his path to becoming a trainer and writer for MotorAge Magazine. He also shares a transparent review of one of his classes from a peer. A special episode I did with Brandon on his passion for teaching is episode 342. Speaking of training, did you know that auto tech colleges need part-time instructors? It is a great way to engage with auto tech students. How about being a high school night school trainer. Let’s think outside the box and advance the aftermarket together.
remarkableresults.biz/e746Listen and view episode notes
Build Your Labor Rate From The Ground Up [THA 276]
How much do you value your time? Your employee’s time? Are you making your decision on your labor rate based on data? My expert panel breaks down a mathematical and strategic way to understand the labor rate that delivers your profit goal. To view the charts and presentations my guests have prepared, make sure you head to my carm capriotto youtube channel or find the link on the show notes. Once you see the math your decision to set a profitable labor rate will be smarter and easier.
remarkableresults.biz/a276Listen and view episode notes
“You’re Not A Technician, You’re A Technical Expert” Aaron Becker [RR 745]
I’m with Aaron Becker at the TST Big Event 2022. His stepfather-in-law is the late Myron Stein, inventor, product innovator, and founder of Airsept. Aaron is the President of Airsept and we discuss Myron’s famous donut and coffee selling tactic, and new products, and if you listen until the very end of your podcast player, you might hear a little backstage chatter with my daughter Tracy. By the way, I got to know Myron during my early days as a podcaster and he was an encourager and always told me like it was. I’ll miss him.
remarkableresults.biz/e745Listen and view episode notes
Anthony Williams Tribute
Anthony Williams, 37, who was the Special Project Manager and Curriculum Developer at CARQUEST Technical Institute (CTI), tragically and unexpectedly died earlier this month. He is survived by his wife, Deb, and their three children. In his short time, Williams leaves a legacy for those who knew him, as a teacher and a friend to…Listen and view episode notes
“Play Ball” Committed to Community [AW 105]
Guest host and a shop tour with Scott Fesler, Park Ridge Auto Care, Buffalo, NY. Scott is a technician turned shop owner and has plans to renovate the front counter and waiting area. He believes strongly in giving back to his community and apprenticeship.Listen and view episode notes
The Hardest Lessons to Learn – Kevin Eckler [RR 744]
There’s nothing better than catching up with an industry friend at TST’s Big Event! Dive into the blueprint of Kevin Eckler’s second location, and his transparency of learning a valuable lesson of full commitment to his employees. He explains words are just words until actions are put into place. You’ll also hear from his newest employee that was an intern at his shop.
remarkableresults.biz/e744Listen and view episode notes
Plan For Slow Times [THA 275]
The aftermarket is blazing busy. We may think that boomtown will continue without an end in sight. But what are your ‘slow day action plans?’ Some who have not been doing things ‘right’ are feeling the ebb and flow of typical cycle times, holidays, back to school, vacations, weather, and travel. Let this episode help you re-think how you prop up your business. Stop stopping.
remarkableresults.biz/a275Listen and view episode notes
“Vision, KC Is My Happy Place” [RR 743]
Candice and Jesse Beuttenmuller come every March from WaKeeney, KS. to the Vision KC Hi Tech Expo. Vision KC, they say, is their Happy Place, therefore shutting down the shop to attend. Their town is so small it doesn’t even have a stoplight! Since we recorded the episode they changed the name of their business to ‘Old 40 Auto Care’. We also discuss the importance of communication with their customers. As a side note, we had a lot of laughs and fun while recording this episode.
remarkableresults.biz/e743Listen and view episode notes
Power Panel: Internal Communication [CC 107]
Communication is one of the biggest problems in human relationships and among a working team inside your business. We are talking about the power of top internal communication, front to the back of the shop and with your customer. My panel speaks about the process, communication tools, and how a well-oiled communication system makes for satisfied employees and a top customer experienceListen and view episode notes
Streamlining Processes with Brett Beachler [AW 104]
Guest host and a shop tour with Brett Beachler, Beachler’s Vehicle Care & Repair, Peoria, IL. Find out how Brett’s team seamlessly communicates between both buildings and their streamlined processes.
remarkableresults.biz/aw104Listen and view episode notes
Growing? Is Another Shop In Your Future? – Greg Bunch [RR 742]
Ever heard of the ‘entrepreneurial curse?’ Do you see opportunity everywhere you look? Are you ready to go multi-location? Or have you been approached to sell? I’m with Greg Bunch from Transformers Institute at Vision 2022 and we discuss the boom in becoming a multi-shop owner and the future of our industry.
remarkableresults.biz/e742Listen and view episode notes
Details Matter [THA 274]
The complete customer experience package starts with having paid attention to details. When was the last time your shop was painted? Is the parking lot striped? What kind of coffee and amenities do you serve? Does your bathroom have extra hooks on the door? I’m with a panel of shop owners that put that extra in extraordinary. You should get a bare minimum of 5 great ideas to implement.
remarkableresults.biz/a274Listen and view episode notes
Wide Open Training Discussion with No Agenda [RR 741]
Dive into the minds of three incredible industry trainers in the studio of the 2022 Vision KC Hi Tech Training & Expo. We had no agenda, just some friends chatting with a special dynamic and their passion for the advancement of the aftermarket. Some of what we covered: what are their perspectives on electrical theory, becoming a trainer, and training in general, you’ll also hear talk about business culture, mentoring and so much more. Profound fun awaits you.
remarkableresults.biz/e741Listen and view episode notes