Guest Ron Tinner from Sparks Tire and Auto, St. Charles, MO a NAPA CarCare Center
Key Talking Points:
- Best advice you ever received- Get off the counterOnce you start delegating responsibilities you realize what you could’ve been doing better all along
- Many struggles are self-inflicted
- Owner of business instead of the owner of the shop- have systems and employees in place so you can work on business
- “A lot of guys spend a lot of money to buy themselves a job.”
- Need a business coach to hold you accountable
- His business value went up when got off the counter
- Learning moments Everyone has a dream, need to sit down and focus on how to be a businessman
- Need culture in business to be successful- team building, employees staying late/coming in early, get together on weekends
- When you run the business properly you have funds to purchase necessary tools and equipment
- On average shops are short 3 people- 1 counter, 1 back office, 1 bayImportant to hire workflow manager first- puts out fires to keep other employees on task
- CSR hire next to handle front office conversation
- Back office last- marketing, bookkeeper etc
- A bartender is favorite idea for front counter hire- a people person, listener
- Greatest satisfaction as a coachHelping owners who don’t understand effective labor rate as a number- not posted labor rate, effective labor rate
- Seeing business and employees thrive without you running day to day operations
- Thanks to Ron Tinner for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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