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Learning PDR: The Dent Dominator Success Story

When you dial 919-816-5059 Ken Mori picks up the phone. “This Ken, the Dent Dominator,” he says. Mori has been working in paintless dent repair since 1993. After 14 years serving the St. Louis area, he moved his family and business to Raleigh, NC in 2007. Mori recognizes that while there are obstacles to his […]

 
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What you missed at the 2013 Mobile Tech Expo

The largest annual convention for mobile appearance techs was held on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in late January in Orlando, FL. The MTE is a huge opportunity to: Learn about new products that improve your business. Learn new ways of doing business from valuable seminars. Build valuable relationships with vendors and other techs. Take […]

 
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Photographing Your Reconditioning Work: 5 Tips

I’ve had customers tell me they chose my recon business solely because of the before and after photos on our website.  Our competitors talked for days about how great they were.  We SHOWED them.  And they called us. Uses for your photos. Website.  Have a “gallery” page where you showcase your work.  Sprinkle in some […]

 
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The Art of Saying No: Detailing Jobs I Declined.

One of the most difficult lessons of the detailing business is that you’re better of turning some jobs away. It’s a skill you learn in the transition from busy to profitable. Here’s 3 memorable examples. 1. Wholesale car auction: I received a call from the manager of a local auction requesting that we begin reconditioning […]

 
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Four uses for your smart phone in your reconditioning business.

The majority of small business owners have bought into the smart phone revolution by late 2011. However, among that majority, most only use a fraction of what their iPhone, android, or Blackberry can do for their business. These new phones are particularly useful to detailers, PDR tax, and interior repair techs. The reason is that […]

 
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The Car Detailer’s Guide to Selling Gift Certificates

Most car detailers sell gift certificates, but with a few tweeks, could sell up to 100% more.  Some tips: Use a professional gift certificate template. Here’s 25 free templates:  http://www.wordtemplatesonline.com/2011/04/free-gift-certificate-templates/ You can edit them using the free application, Open Office.  That’s right…no need to pay the Microsoft tax! Feature gift certificates on your website and […]

 
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Credit card processing via smartphone for mobile detailers, PDR techs, and other mobile techs.

“Do you take credit cards?” Most mobile techs don’t, and there are good reasons for this.  First, merchant accounts charge big set up fees ($500+) as well as monthly maintenance fees.  It simply doesn’t make sense financially for a mobile tech who may only charge 15 – 20 transactions monthly. The consequences of not accepting […]

 
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Accept Credit Cards…On Your Phone?

“Do you take credit cards?” Most mobile techs don’t, and there are good reasons for this.  First, merchant accounts charge big set up fees ($500+) as well as monthly maintenance fees.  It simply doesn’t make sense financially for a mobile tech who may only charge 15 – 20 transactions monthly. The consequences of not accepting […]

 
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The Paint Warehouse vs. Paint Bull

The right supplier makes all the difference to a mobile tech:  you need high quality supplies, top-notch support, and great value from your supplier.  A bad supplier can kill an account!  That’s right…if you get shipped the wrong items, sent late,  you won’t repair your dealer’s cars on time.  They soon drop you and your […]

 
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Dentcraft: Why Buy Their PDR Tools?

Who is Dentcraft? Dentcraft is a manufacturer of PDR tools based out of Oklahoma City, OK.  They began business in 1997, and supply to professional dent technicians around the world via their website, http://dentcraft.com, and their printed catalog. Why choose Dentcraft? Dentcraft has a few unique policies that make them popular with their customers: Lifetime […]

 
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It was 2006. A car detailer couldn't find affordable, easy-to-use add-on equipment to grow his business. So he made it himself.

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