The last time the auto industry took an economic hit this hard was the Great Recession of 2008. It was a painful time for a lot of auto upholstery shops, but most of us made it out okay. … [Read more...] about How Shops Can Survive the Economic Downturn
Successful auto trimmers are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their craft. One of the best ways to do that is by asking a master — like Brent Parker of Brent Parker Motor Trimming — for tips and advice. In 2015, Brent wrote an article for The Hog Ring outlining some of his favorite tips and tricks. Two years on, it's still one of our most popular … [Read more...] about Tips from Brent Parker Motor Trimming
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. … [Read more...] about Does Your Shop Follow the 45 mph Rule?
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. … [Read more...] about 5 More Tips to Start Your New Year Right
Check out our interview with Jean-Noël Greffeuille, master trimmer and owner of JNG Creations, in the February 2017 issue of The Shop magazine. … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Shop Profile of JNG Creations