Archive for the ‘Better Business’ Category

Does Your Shop Sign Follow the 45 mph Rule?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 16th, 2017

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The most important and effective marketing tool that any small business can invest in is a good sign. Unfortunately, not every auto upholstery shop gets it right.

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5 More Tips to Start Your Shop’s New Year Right

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 23rd, 2017

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In January, we highlighted The Shop magazine’s article “5 Tips for Restylers” — which provided loads of tips and advice on how to take your shop to new heights in 2017. This month they published part two, featuring five more awesome tips.

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Window Tint Can Protect Your Clients’ Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 10th, 2017

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Increasingly, auto upholstery shops across the United States are adding window tinting to their list of services. The reasons are two-fold: (1) The skills necessary to tint glass are similar to those trimmers already have,  and (2) It’s profitable work.

Shops considering this should read “The Benefits of Tinted Auto Glass,” a recent article by news website Tech Featured that can help trimmers upsell the service.

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5 Tips to Start Your Shop’s New Year Right

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 3rd, 2017

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With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For auto upholstery shop owners, that means recommitting one’s self to being a successful entrepreneur, evaluating what you’re doing right and wrong, and making smart changes where necessary.

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Giving Quotes, Estimates and Ballpark Figures

Published by Naseem Muaddi on November 15th, 2016

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When it comes to pricing jobs over the phone, we all know there are only three ways a call can go: (1) It’s a straightforward project for which the price is set, (2) There are so many factors involved that you can’t possibly give a price without seeing the vehicle first, or (3) The request is a bit complicated, but you could probably give the customer a rough idea of what it will cost.

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