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StatsCan releases profile of self-employed Canadians
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

About one in seven Canadian workers were self-employed in 2018 – accounting for 15% of total employment – according to a new report from Statistics Canada. That’s up from 12% in 1976. More notably, the number of women entrepreneurs is

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Gain Aftermarket introduces Roadshow Roadmap
September 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Chicago-based Gain Aftermarket, a full-service contract marketing firm, has developed a guide to help jobbers, warehouse distributors and automotive part manufacturers engineer trade show success. The Roadshow Roadmap is available for download at www.gainaftermarket.com. “We’ve pulled from many years of

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Greenwood: Growth through diversity
September 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Bob Greenwood, AMAM With service intervals changing due to advanced vehicle technology, holding onto standard methods of doing business can become a major barrier to continued prosperity. Today, management must look at where the business is going, not where

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Knowledge Centre: The Blockchain Economy
August 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Blockchain promises to help shops verify payments, vehicle histories, or the origins of a replacement part… but the transition won’t happen overnight.

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New video: Coming tech will ‘blow some shops out of the water’
August 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the latest Greenwood’s Garage video, business consultant Bob Greenwood says shops are facing a sink-or-swim moment.

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Greenwood’s Garage | Season 3, Episode 7: The new aftermarket
August 29, 2019 by Bob Greenwood

Over the next two to three years, auto repair shops in Canada will face a sink-or-swim choice, says management consultant Bob Greenwood. “Vehicle technology will blow many shops out of the water unless they are prepared to transition their business

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The points of the Fraud Triangle
August 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik What does a fraudster look like? Do they wear a ski mask and gloves? A pulled-down baseball hat and sunglasses? No, not really. To better understand a crook, look at the person beside you. That’s the typical

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Greenwood: Picking up on some red flags!
August 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A quick checklist to assess whether one of your client shops is headed for trouble.

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Brampton parts store joins the Vast family
August 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robin’s Auto Parts in Brampton is the latest Auto Value member in Ontario.

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Collision study finds room for optimism on labour shortage
August 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A newly released collision repair survey suggests the tech shortage in that industry could be “stabilizing” in the U.S. and Canada. The study of 157 collision-related businesses, conducted by consulting firm Raymond James, dared to suggest the shortage of skilled

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How routine work builds loyal customers
August 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen The concept of customer loyalty – creating it, sustaining it, nurturing it – has been a hot topic in business circles since the dawn of capitalism. And even in the digital age, it has not lost its

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Bolt On Technology launches new website
August 21, 2019 by Renee Montague

Bolt On has launched a new website that gives visitors access to the company’s full range of products, peer success stories, training programs, and calendar of events. Included on the website is a feature which allows shop owners to select