If we've learned anything this year, it's to expect the unexpected. Any plans or predictions we made for 2020 in 2019 were more or less dashed beginning in March of 2020 in the wake of COVID-19. So at this point, when we look to 2021, we may feel an[…]
With the daily uncertainty of this evolving situation, shops need to stay fluid and flexible. In many places, the phases to reopening are well under way. But what does a phased reopening look like for shops everywhere?
Once you've purchased BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY software for your shop, the next step is to further train your automotive professionals. Becoming familiar with the ins and outs of your new software and continuing to learn the best ways to achieve the goals[…]
This is an unprecedented time for shop owners—and unfortunately there's no manual for how to cope with a global pandemic such as the one we're facing in the wake of COVID-19. While this is indeed a stressful time, and the normal daily operations of[…]
You might be dreading it, or you might be looking forward to it. Either way, retirement is down the road at some point and it’s better to be prepared than unprepared, of course. But, well, where should you start? Prepare Early Ideally you should[…]
In a recent industry study conducted by BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY and PTEN Magazine, more than half of shop-owning respondents indicated that they plan to retire in the next ten years. While many shop owners will be moving into the next stage of their[…]
As the owner of an automotive repair shop, there are some significant numbers for you to know and track carefully. Among those numbers, one of the most important is your shop’s Gross Profit. Your gross profit is a reflection of your shop’s value.[…]