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RR 319: ASA Northwest – Jobst, Smith, Kelley
17th April 2018 • Remarkable Results Radio Podcast • Carm Capriotto, AAP
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It was a pleasure to spend time with the ASA Northwest team. Pictured above are, Bryan Kelley, Butch Jobst and Brian Smith.

The panel:

Bryan Kelley
ASA Northwest Chairman-Elect
Shop: Valley Automotive Electric

Butch Jobst
ASA Northwest Chairman of the Board
Shop: B&B Automotive Inc

Brian Smith
ASA Northwest Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Shop: Gig Harbor Automotive Service

Talking Points:

  • Association membership made these leaders stronger shop owners.
  • ASA Northwest has a strong family comradery ready to help their membership for any reason.
  • Mentoring and coaching is a necessary way to do business today.
  • Don’t wait 10 years to get help to understand gross margin, efficiencies, cost controls, process improvement and net profit, among others.
  • Every shop owner must read the E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
  • Most techs learned to run a business from the person they worked for. If they can do it, so can I mentality. When they go into business for themselves they emulated their former boss who may not have been a good businessman.
  • In the northwest, ASA Northwest is the invisible hand that is there to help shop owners.
  • Getting to meetings and networking can change the life of every shop owner.
  • Aftermarket opportunities are big with the oldest car parc ever and lots of cars being sold or leased.
  • People need to keep their cars, because of the price for new cars, so maintenance is required.
  • How will autonomous cars change how you do business today.

ASA Northwest Website

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