After getting through the whirlwind of the holidays, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you get your shop back into the rhythm of things. You might have a sense of the areas in your shop that need improvement, but besides goal-setting, where do you begin? We have a few tips to get you to your starting point.
The key to getting ahead of the game is an assessment. You can make plans and set goals, but if you don’t know exactly where you’re at, it might be less effective. Just like you diagnose a car for the first time, you should take a look at your business and see what parts are performing well and what parts need to be replaced. The best thing about taking a step back and evaluating your business is you have nothing to lose. You could find glitches you didn’t notice before that could be holding you back from your own success.
Management Success uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to give shop owners a diagnostic tool to evaluate all sides of their shop. This covers a range of areas from car count, productivity, profit and loss, employees, sales, and any areas of concern to get a clear vision of where your shop’s problems might be coming from. With clear sight of your shop, you know what policies and changes need to be implemented to carry out solutions to issues specific to your shop.
After assessing your strengths and weaknesses, you should find more clarity in your shop’s direction. Whether you decide to work toward increasing car count through marketing efforts, getting more free time with an operational management style or managing your team with new methods and recruitment, you’re already one step ahead with a clear goal.
If you’re looking to implement effective change in the New Year, you’ll want to start by assessing your KPIs. At Management Success you can get a full inspection of your business from the comfort of your shop with our online service, the Shop Business Analysis. Sign up for this service or see where your shop stands with any of our free online services here:
If you haven’t set your goals for the New Year, act fast and sign up now with Jim Saeli in his webinar, Setting Goals for the New Year.