So You Want to Be a Shop Owner? Matt Wagg [AW 099]

Guest host and shop tour with Matt Wagg, Accelerated Diagnostics and Automotive, Bennington, NE. How did Matt Wagg go from a dealership technician to a trainer and teacher, to now a business owner? What were his successes and failures along the way?

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Key Talking Points

  • Was former dealer tech, then trainer/teacher and started the shop in 2022 with no experience
  • Enrolled in evening class “entrepreneurship 101” wrote mini business plan- then started getting involved in local groups (Nebraska Business Develop Center) that was free consultant service. Denied at the bank the first time, took a 2 year “break” to regroup financially. Went back to back and received an SBA loan 
  • 4-5 months into business he started with a business coach

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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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