29 Year Old Daughter Takes Ownership – Remodeled and Has Coach [AW 084]

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Ashlan Kaplan, Cannon Auto Repair, Cannon Falls, MN

  • Taking over the shop from dad
  • Must have solid team behind you to rely on- if you’re not there one day it will continue to run properly?
  • Husband is a financial advisor and is the team player at home
  • Ashlan started working at shop once a week as trial to see if she would want to work in business
  • Earning respect from others as a female
  • “Your never making changes, you’re making improvements”
  • Business mindset- growth
  • Has business coach and leadership coach
  • Biggest learning curve- learning how all the numbers work and understanding financials
  • Short term plan- find 3rd technician in order to grow


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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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