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Video   March 12, 2018   by Adam Malik

Ep 14 | Managing Cash in Changing Times


When money is tight, negative attitudes can take over. What ends up happening is an effort to find ways to cut back on or to do without certain items or tasks.

This is wrong.

What your business needs is a checklist to find out why cash is tight. The business must be tailored to achieve specific results. Keep it simple and get your shop back on track in order to be in a strong position by the end of the year.

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Mr. Robert (Bob) Greenwood AMAM (Accredited Master Automotive Manager) is president and CEO of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. (AAEC). Bob has over 40 years of business management experience within the independent sector of the automotive aftermarket industry in North America, consulting independent retail shops on all facets of their business operations.

Bob is one of 150 worldwide AMI approved instructors. He has created business management development courses for automotive shop employers/managers, jobbers and jobber sales representatives, which are recognized as being the most comprehensive, industry specific courses of their kind in North America.

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1 Comment » for Ep 14 | Managing Cash in Changing Times
  1. Doing all the above, along with maintenance work and some pre-booking, and tried advertising also over the last few years, but car count steadily creeping down and that is our challenge now. Average repair order for last year was just over $600. Six bay shop with 3 techs and two service advisors, also involved in management training since 2003. We find ourselves on a steady uphill climb to find solutions.

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