If you’re thinking about transitioning from employee to shop owner, this episode is for you. Instead of guessing your way through the transition, let the Aftermarket Radio Network be your free library of industry peers across the country help you get started the right way.
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- A good technician only makes a good business owner with proper training, guidance, and accountability.
- You need these 5 professionals- business coach, accountant, financial planner, insurance advisor, attorney
- Build the business that survives you and provides a legacy to your family the business is not about you is about all the people that depend on the business for their survival, family employees vendors
- Most importantly, do not treat your business as a hobby you not fixing cars running a business
- The business owner is the leader, not to fix cars/writing service
- “People are so afraid of success, that when they reach success they self-destruct.”
- Not paying yourself opens the door to resenting the business.
- What is YOUR cost of doing business?
- Don’t let the high level of confidence in fixing cars create a false sense of security in solving all things in business.
- Ask questions of the right individuals- someone with experience who’ve successfully overcome what you have in front of you
- “Implementation of knowledge is power.”
- Focus on the fundamentals from the beginning
- “Begin with the end in mind” (Covey)- Now that your journey has begun, what is your endgame?
- “Life begins and ends at the edge of your comfort zone”
- Pay your taxes- set up a system where deductions from
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