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Articles by Bud Abraham

Retail vs. wholesale detail services

Since the emergence of the retail market for detailing services in the 1980s, a controversy has arisen in the industry whether a detail business should or could profitably continue
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Customer service ideas for detailers

Some auto detail business owners tell me their job is to service the car. Others tell me they’re more concerned with the customer, not the vehicle. In other words,
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Properly equip your detail shop

What qualities make up a professional detail center? The obvious answer is professional equipment. Certainly, there is more to it than that, but equipment is a major factor. Why?
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Finding an investor for your detail business

The idea of obtaining non-banking money to fund a business is not a novel approach; small and large businesses have done this for years. For would-be and current detail
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Adding dash kits to your detail service menu

Today’s successful detailer must look beyond the typical wash and wax service to find profitable menu items that can set him apart from the crowd and increase his revenue
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Smaller space, bigger profits

Have you ever thought about calculating the sales per square foot in your detail operation? That is, how many dollars are you getting from the space you rent or
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11 detail lessons to live by

There are many articles written on the subject of what not to do; so I want to change the perspective and let you know what many successful detailers are
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A business plan for detailers

A business plan is an essential tool for managing and marketing the business and simply knowing where your business is going. Without it, you are a ship at sea
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Make a commitment to detailing

Have you ever wondered why some detailers are very successful, while others struggle day to day? A lot of the most successful detailers who are superstars in the industry
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Is it time for certification?

With the rapid changes in technology occurring in the detail business, with detailers transitioning from wholesale to retail detailing, and with all kinds of vehicles coming at us from
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