As a small business owner, it’s only fair that you charge a modern price for a modern service.  We can’t let a handful of people dictate what our prices should be and decimating our bottom lines.  10% is your fair...
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Doesn’t it still feel like early 2018? Wow, this year has simply zipped by. A blur. At the end of the year it’s good practice to reflect on the year’s performance, major influencers, and celebrate successes and think about how...
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Don Moore, Fairview Tire, has a family-owned business in Burlington, Ontario, where he is well-known for his community involvement and providing an excellent value to his customers for tires and mechanical services. His best technician had great skills, but his...
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  Tire and service shop owners are busy folks. And, even if they had the time, our industry is not known for having dealers take the time to review their monthly financial statements on a regular basis. I believe this...
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  So, you own your own business and things are going pretty well. The economy is trending upward and sales are starting to normalize, even gaining some momentum after a long and painful economic recovery. You are even considering expanding...
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  The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is inducting three members to its Hall of Fame in 2017, and honoring two with its Ed Wagner Leadership Award. Godfrey Cabot, founder of Cabot Corp.; William Conklin III, former president of Schenuit Tire...
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  April 2018: $342,926 back wages paid to employees from a Midwest auto chain. April 2018: $306,000 back wages paid to employees in a New York auto shop. April 2018: $174,400 back wages paid to employees in a California body...
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As owners, most started out in the business learning the ropes from either their mom and dad, granddad, or a larger tire industry corporation. Then they bought the business from family or struck out on their own. It is usually...
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