The 2017 June issue of CarCare Business is now available online. You can flip through it here, but first, a few words from the Associate Publisher of CarCare Business, Shirley Brown.
Time, Are you using it wisely?
Time seems to be one of our most unpredictable factors these days. In the publishing world, time is not a very flexible component… we’re constantly aware of deadlines and getting behind.aware of deadlines and getting behind.
Athletes also have deadlines—they have to beat the last guy’s time, they need another goal before the buzzer goes, and basketballers need another basket before time runs out.
And you… how does time work for you, or is it against you most days? Your technician has found another problem with the vehicle he’s working on. The ordered part is the wrong one. The delivery guy didn’t get there fast enough. These problems cost you time and money, and you have to roll with the punches.
Many resources available
Another thing that could be costing you a lot of time is paper invoicing! I know there are quite a few Jobbers and Shop Owners out there that still invoice their customers via paper… even with many resources available that could certainly be put to use.
Yes, I know people are still troubled by computers, but they can make your life so much simpler with a few key strokes.
You really do need to have a Shop Management System—it can do a lot for your business. It can do your invoices for you; it can schedule appointments; it can let you communicate with your customers; it can give you inspection sheets on your work order; you can get online training; you can see repair videos; jobbers can find catalogues, use sales and order management, optimize their inventory, get advanced inventory forecasting… the list is endless.
There are several excellent software management systems to choose from. These systems will help you increase your profitability, your efficiency, your processes. Isn’t it time you made the change? Go to the Internet and take a look at which solutions would be the best for you and your business.
It’s time for you to get away from paper invoicing and other outdated processes you’ve been using since you started in business.
It’s time to use “time” to your advantage and obtain more profits. Get up-to-date! Check out Murray Voth’s column on charging for your bay time!