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Yes, There IS Something We Can Do About The Tech Shortage

Doug Kaufman and Mike Pressendo discuss TechForce Foundation’s Pipeline to Placement for technicians.

How (And Why) Your Internal Computer Should Be Rebooted

Doug Kaufman and David Rogers discuss why the old ways may be the wrong ways to reach business success.

Training Needs Change But Need For Training Doesn’t

Doug Kaufman speaks with Duane “Doc” Watson, technical trainer at Bosch, about today’s training opportunities.

Customer-Supplied Parts Should Be Nobody’s Business

Installing parts a customer brings in themselves? Consider the reasons why you shouldn’t beforehand.

In Business, As Travel, Prep Beats Panic Every Time (Podcast)

Safety briefings are held to ensure you know what to do, just in case. This podcast is presented by AAPEX.

How Has The Pandemic Affected Customer Service? (Podcast)

Profits are up and business is booming – it’s all great news, right? Well, on the one hand yes, it’s likely you’re busier than ever – on the other, are you able to keep up? The pandemic has changed many aspects of the automotive aftermarket, from vehicle availability to parts sourcing. One thing that hasn’t

Industry Hits Jackpot In Las Vegas – Were You There? (Podcast)

The drought has ended and the return to trade shows has happened. AAPEX 2021 is in the books. And whether business as usual has now become business as possible, it was great to reconnect with the industry in Las Vegas.By all accounts, AAPEX 2021 exceeded the expectations of exhibitors and attendees. Business was booming, training

Can We Turn Back The Tech Shortage Tsunami? (Podcast)

Everyone talks about the technician shortage but does anyone do anything about it? Well, yes. From educators to manufacturers to shop owners to industry advocates, people have been working for decades to promote the automotive industry as an attractive and profitable career option. Unfortunately, the shortage tsunami is real and has real implications for the

Here’s Why You Probably Need To Raise Your Labor Rate (Podcast)

If you’re a shop owner you’ve heard from your coaches and your industry suppliers that your labor rate is probably too low. Of course, you’ve heard from your customers that it’s far too high! Who do you believe? As long as you’re competitive to the shop down the street, there’s not much more you need

Training – What’s Needed, What’s New & What’s Next (Podcast)

There are only two ways a manager can impact an employee’s output,” said Andy Grove, who was CEO of Intel. “Motivation and Training. If you’re not training, you’re only doing half your job.” Talking Shop With Shop Owner – sponsored by AAPEX 2021 – is here to help you do the WHOLE job.With all of

The Global Microchip Shortage: Problem or Opportunity for the Aftermarket? (Podcast)

The global microchip shortage has the power to disrupt nearly every consumer purchase, from computers to TVs to refrigerators. But the automotive industry may be the most visible victim of the chip shortage. Drive by any new car lot and you’ll see that supply just hasn’t been able to keep up with demand. ShopOwner editor

Technology and Business Continue To Change – Can You Keep Up? (Podcast)

Hey, what’s new? Ask that question these days any you’re likely to get a wide assortment of answers. Business continues to change at a dizzying pace – from technology in the car to technology in the shop. It may be no surprise that some shop owners and service advisors find it difficult to keep up.