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Evolving your business into a high performance body shop calls for plenty of learning. This is exactly what our blog archive is for! Discover your genius, read about the latest industry innovations, and apply some of Dave’s actionable tips in your own business.

This library perfectly complements all our coursework and mentorship programs. Feel free to peruse all the blogs, share your experiences in the comments section, and let us know if there’s a specific topic you’d like us to cover!

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Why Most Employee Incentives Don’t Motivate

Why Most Employee Incentives Don’t Motivate

A lot of shop owners have reached out to me recently inquiring about ways to...

by Dave Luehr September 29, 2020
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5 Numbers You Need to Know Every Day

5 Numbers You Need to Know Every Day

During a time of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever for small business...

by Dave Luehr August 26, 2020
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Let’s Get Back on Track!

Let’s Get Back on Track!

Well, 2020 is more than half over and I think it’s safe to say most...

by Dave Luehr July 30, 2020
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Discover Your Greatness Through Your Peers

Discover Your Greatness Through Your Peers

What does a large multi-store body shop operator have in common with a small, single...

by Dave Luehr June 24, 2020
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Why Shops Have Careless Employees

Why Shops Have Careless Employees

According to a Gallup poll I recently discovered, the U.S. economy suffers from between $450 – $550...

by Dave Luehr May 20, 2020
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The Power of SOPs Part 2 – How to Create Your Own Effective SOP’s

The Power of SOPs Part 2 – How to Create Your Own Effective SOP’s

In Part 1 of the Power of SOPs, I wrote about how business owners and managers...

by Dave Luehr April 17, 2020
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Ham, Mindset & Culture

Ham, Mindset & Culture

You’re probably wondering, ‘Dave, what does ham have to do with an auto body shop...

by Dave Luehr April 10, 2020
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The Power of SOPs Part 1 – The Systems-Driven Business

The Power of SOPs Part 1 – The Systems-Driven Business

I often ask shop owners, “Do you feel as though you own your business, or...

by Dave Luehr March 18, 2020
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How To Not Write Estimates

How To Not Write Estimates

It’s time to get real – not that I am not always ‘real’ with my...

by Dave Luehr March 5, 2020
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Financial Success In The New Year

Financial Success In The New Year

Most of you have heard the quote, “If you fail to plan, you plan to...

by Dave Luehr January 6, 2020
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Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Habits That Will Help

Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Habits That Will Help

It’s that amazing time of the year again! You know, family, feasts, giving, being grateful...

by Dave Luehr December 12, 2019
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How To Be A Great Production Manager

How To Be A Great Production Manager

Whether you operate a small shop or a big shop, someone has to manage all...

by Dave Luehr November 5, 2019
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