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15 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Smart Borrowing 101
With businesses opening back up and shops seeing strong performance through the first half of 2021, many operators are looking to make investments in their shops. Often, that might involve borrowing finances, and for this week's podcast, FenderBender is bringing in an expert on that subject. Josh Jones is the chief revenue officer at the small business lending firm Kapitus, and he joins editor Matt Hudson to talk about how operators can find the right loan and prepare to work with lenders.
15 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
CollisionCast: The Boyd Group
Jason Hope, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Projects for The Boyd Group discusses the company's growth strategy. He breaks down the logistics of an acquisition and the company's bigger picture as it continues towards its goal of doubling in size by 2025.
17 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
CollisionCast: On The Road Garage
Michelle Corson, CEO of On The Road Garage, discusses her entry into collision repair, her shop's high-tech focus, and her plans for the future.
12 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
CollisionCast: Marketing Emergencies
Megan Williams, co-founder of 3p Marketing Solutions and a collision repair marketing expert, discusses what to do when when bad PR comes your way, an easy way to shutdown online harassment, and more.
16 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
CollisionCast: Fixing Cars with Fewer People
DJ Mitchell, most recently the vice president of MITCHCO Collision, a Florida MSO that was recently acquired by Classic Collision, discusses ways to fix cars with fewer people.
15 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Growing an MSO
Matt Ebert, CEO Crash Champions, joins Collision Cast and dives deep into the history of Crash Champions along with offering his experience on how to manage employees during an acquisition. Ebert has tried to be careful and considerate as his company has expanded from just one shop in Illinois to more than 70 across seven states. Some employees choose to work for mom and pop shops to avoid big corporations, so when a company like Crash Champions comes in, Ebert says one of his top priorities is making sure the existing employees feel comfortable. Ebert offers some of his best employee-relations practices for shop owners who are selling and for businesses that are looking to acquire.
15 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
CollisionCast: Working with a Marketing Agency
Collision repair marketing expert Megan Williams discusses how she got her start in the business, and why it's worth it for shops to seek out professionals when it comes to their marketing needs.
20 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
CollisionCast: Meeting Employee Needs
Jeanet Wade, consultant, leadership expert, and author of the new book, "The Human Team," discusses how to meet employee needs.
17 minutes | May 25, 2021
CollisionCast: Finding, Managing, and Empowering Managers
DJ Mitchell, vice president of MITCHCO Collision Repair, a Florida-based MSO, discusses a number of important things to consider when choosing and working with shop managers.
18 minutes | May 18, 2021
CollisionCast: Car ADAS Solutions
Greg Peeters, CEO of Car ADAS Solutions, joins the show to discuss the future of ADAS and his company's goals of creating turn key calibration centers for shops across the country.
25 minutes | May 11, 2021
CollisionCast: Catching Up on Advanced Materials
Jason Scharton, senior global expertise delivery manager for 3M, discusses advanced vehicle materials, including ultra high-strength steel and more, and what they mean for collision repair.
19 minutes | May 4, 2021
CollisionCast: 'Band Together As Brothers'
Doug Voelzke, owner of Doug's Custom Paint and Body and a co-founder of Key Choice Collision Centers, discusses the importance of having support in the collision repair industry, and how that need contributed to the founding of Key Choice.
13 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
CollisionCast: Growing Employees
Brandon VanEck, chief operations officer for three Car Center Collision & Mechanical locations and Scott's Body Shop, discusses his passion for growing people, why it's good for business, and why he thinks collision repair is an awesome career.
11 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
CollisionCast: Know Your Marketing Audience
Collision repair marketing expert Megan Williams discusses how shops can learn more about their audience—both who they are and what they drive—and then use that information for more effective marketing.
19 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
CollisionCast: What to Expect from Growth
MSO operator DJ Mitchell breaks down the differences between having a single shop and multiple shops, and how it requires owners to think differently.
20 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
CollisionCast: Becoming Tesla Certified
Dustin Caldwell, owner of Old Dominion Collision, discusses the decision behind his business becoming a Tesla Approved Body Shop, as well as the investment and how Tesla's certification program differs from others.
14 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
CollisionCast: Social Media Marketing Dos and Don'ts
Collision repair marketing expert Megan Williams offers her dos and don'ts for using social media to promote your shop. Do: Think outside the box.
21 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
CollisionCast: Departmental Cycle Times
Andrew Batenhorst, body shop manager at Pacific BMW in Glendale, Calif., discusses what he's learned and how he's improved his facility using departmental cycle times.
18 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
CollisionCast: Auto Body Concepts
In this episode, Wendy Ott details how her shop, Auto Body Concepts, forged a community amongst its staff and went on to win FenderBender's Best Workplaces.
11 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
CollisionCast: Thoughts From a Young Shop Operator
Katie Inge, the 27-year-old owner of a Maaco Shop in Chesapeake, Va., talks about her lifetime in the collision repair industry, why young people should consider it for their career, and more.
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