RR 477: Danny Sanchez – It is Not Rocket Science to Run a Successful Shop
Danny Sanchez is owner and founder, of Autoshop Solutions and grew up spending countless hours working around his dad’s auto repair shop in California, eventually taking over and running the business himself. Autoshop Solutions started in 1998, when Danny founded Auto Web Solutions.
The Internet was starting to take off, and Danny took great interest in the powerful marketing benefits it could provide. As a successful shop owner himself, Danny used Auto Web Solutions to consult with other repair shops on their business practices and web presence.
In 2005, when Google launched AdWords and changed its search engine to favor local businesses, Danny saw a huge opportunity for the automotive industry to draw more clients from the Internet. With just a handful of clients and a few websites, Danny built the foundation of his company – quality, affordable, automotive websites and Internet marketing solutions, designed exclusively for the auto industry. Check Danny’s previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
Shop owners have everything they need to be successful
Culture in business- most important part of business, investment into people, everyone moving in same direction
Shiny penny- latest and greatest early adopters, every time you start something new is heavy investment of time, time is a commodity in shorter demand than money
Improving phone calls- starts with customer service
Cake- mobile browser
Algorithm- can pick search engine within Cake but will still change results based on website speed, based on mobile response time
Marketing to millennial generation
Websites- anchor to everything
Need to be on first page on Google
Social media- social signal in community
Thanks to Danny Sanchez for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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