MANASSAS, VA – The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) announced today that the upcoming 77th Annual Convention & Exposition will be a 100 percent virtual event. Originally scheduled to take place in person at the Peppermill Resort & Cason in Reno, Nevada, Association leaders decided last week to transition into an all virtual event due to … Read more Automotive Recyclers Association Shifts to All Virtual Annual Convention
It’s my intention to write about the “How Money Works” book because I wanted to thank lots of you who have ordered the book and either have given copies away to friends and family or have asked for copies for your teams. While listed for $16.95 plus shipping on Amazon we have sold over a … Read more Two Books That Give Direction During These Times
CREATING NEW HABITS WHILE SHEDDING OLD HABITS IS CRITICAL TO BUSINESS AND TAKATA AIRBAGS Creatures of Habit We all know about Bad Habits because we tell ourselves that we will change some of them in our New Year Resolutions. Some of us are successful at stopping bad habits but it usually doesn’t happen without starting … Read more Heard About the 21/90 Rule?
Few things cause changes as rapidly as crises. For the most part in our lives, things start down a path we maintain a certain sense of inertia. This is often true of business relationships, partnerships, customers, vendors in that they tend to stay unchanged until certain inflection points. I think we can all agree that … Read more Service Under Pressure
You finally made the switch from selling your converters by the piece to selling them on assay. And you have found, like most of us have, that it is totally worth it. Your average cat sale is up 5-45% depending on how you were being treated by your buyer. Now you are in the real … Read more Converter Recycling: Five Big Problems with Assay
Those of you who know me well can recall when I lived in a mobile home. I wasn’t broke, but I wasn’t rich. But, even back then, I like to think I was never too cheap. Yes, I can remember having a pole truck to pull engines and move cars around, and I can recollect … Read more Being Cheap is Unlikely to Make You Really Rich (And it’s a Crummy way to Live)
I would like to talk about the future role of commission-based salespeople in the auto recycling industry. One of the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it has accelerated the shift to internet/e-commerce purchases. With the advances in information and technology that we have, anyone can find almost anything online in short order. There … Read more Endangered Species: The Commission Based Salesperson in Automotive Recycling