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The Ratchet+Wrench Radio Network offers three tracks each month that explore the industry's biggest trends, most pressing topics and the leadership and business management tips and strategies you need to thrive.

 


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Grow: An Additional Profit Center

Face masks have become a wardrobe staple. In order to put customers at ease and keep employees safe, wearing them is essential during the pandemic. It can also be a great additional profit center to your auto repair facility.


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Grow: Adapting to an Online Chat Platform

When you think of customer service, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For a lot of people, especially Millennials and Gen-Zers, it's all about convenience; customers will go to the first place that can get them what they need. A way to provide that convenient, 24/7 service? Utilizing an online chat platform.

In this episode of the Grow segment, Ratchet+Wrench staff writer Abby Patterson sat down with Rob Infantino, founder and CEO of Openbay, about the opportunities that an online chat platform can bring to the table.

 


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Lead: Boost Morale

During this difficult time, it can be hard to put on a happy face. But, as the leader of your operation, it's up to you to encourage your employees and help them through. Monthly guest Aaron Stokes offers up words of encouragement.


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Innovate: Changing Up Business Practices

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting businesses worldwide, auto repair shop operators are having to get creative. Dwayne Myers, owner of Dynamic Automotive, Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference speaker, and All-Star Award winner, talks with staff writer Abby Patterson about ways they've switched up usual business practices to keep the business moving.


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From The Editors: COVID-19 Survival Tips

In this episode of From the Editors, Bryce and Anna recap the many conversations they've had with shop owners and industry stakeholders to present the very best tips, strategies and insights for successfully getting your shop through COVID-19. From workflow to financial assistance to leadership, learn the strategies working for the industry's best operators.


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This Week in News

Listen: This Week's Top News Stories

This week, Ratchet+Wrench continues to cover the coronavirus with resources that show which states are deeming automotive repair shops "essential businesses" and a list that shows the current state of the industry in terms of car count and ARO. 


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Grow: Overcoming the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic underway, many shop owners are wondering how to keep business afloat. While some of us have the luxury of working from home (like all of us at Ratchet+Wrench), shop owners don't have that choice. So, how can shop owners get through this difficult time and keep business going?

President and shop owner, Jimmy Alauria of 3A Automotive Service, and one of this year's Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference speakers, talks with our staff writer, Abby Patterson, on how shops can stay proactive.


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