Employers, all employers, are facing potentially expensive attacks on their bottom line. The U.S. Department of Labor has, for example,
Regardless of what type of business you own you may have potential automobile loss exposures that you are not aware of. If your wash owns any vehicles and uses them in the course of business, you most likely already have...
The economy is booming — great! But wait, organizations continue to focus on cutting labor costs. Why? According to the latest Auto Laundry News survey, labor costs at full/flex-service car washes average 41.8 percent of...
I’ve always loved the Jack Welch quote: “Change before you have to.” Lately the economy is on an upswing, unemployment is at an all-time low, and, well, it’s easy to get lulled into a belief that the good times will continue to...
Zombies in the workplace are soul-sucking, money-draining, productivity-killing entities that chip away at an organization’s spirit and its engagement levels one convert at a time.
It’s a great irony that the discipline policy preferred by most companies is called “progressive.”
Most professional detailers would agree that there is a set of staple equipment and tools that are used to provide quality detailing results.
One of the most important tasks of owning a business is hiring and training a team that will represent your business the way you want it to be represented.
There are only a handful in my department. Why should I bother with a formal meeting? We see each other every day.
I recently read an article about a real estate investment brokerage that scooped up three car washes on the national sale-leaseback market. Their goal was to transform each location into a single-tenant net-leased car wash.
Feedback is a gift that anchors your relationships in honesty. Everyone depends upon the feedback they receive to appreciate and reinforce their areas of strength, and to identify areas for personal and professional growth and...
Too often, employees find themselves in the same predicament. They are cheated out of wages they earn. Wage theft is not some rare occurrence; it is incredibly common and more widespread than you may think.
Not too long ago (Auto Laundry News, September 2016), I wrote about the impact a $15 minimum wage could have on the car washing industry and how inaction could significantly impact revenue growth.
As detailing pros, we all know not to work on vehicles in the sun. UV rays soften up the clear-coat surface on autos and make them susceptible to scratching and swirl marks.
I sit right next them. We don’t need to have a staff meeting. I used to have staff meetings, but we stopped having them. Nobody had anything to talk about.
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