Jeff Martineau, on Oct 11, 2019 4:33:24 PM
Nathan Kallen, on Oct 1, 2019 9:24:16 AM
GlassBiller is a point of sale software specifically designed for auto shop owners, by auto shop owners. Nathan Kallen, GlassBiller Director of Marketing and Sales, reached out for the opportunity to guest blog to Auto Glass business owners and technicians that come to Auto Glass Insider for the latest tips for success.
I'm happy to branch out from Auto Glass Urethane, Tools, and moldings to offer Nathan an opportunity to guest blog about point of sale software. Be sure to check out GlassBiller's free 30 day trial.
About Nathan Kallen:
Nathan's an Arizona State University alumni with a bachelors in Marketing. He's currently the Director of Marketing and Sales at GlassBiller, CEO at Kallen Media, and Web Developer at Far Superior. He has experience working with digital marketing and WordPress web development. Most recently he helped companies build their digital presence while optimizing their websites for the most traffic.
Jeff Martineau, on Jul 12, 2017 1:52:03 PM
On Thursday, I spent 4 hours with one of my growing Auto Glass Partners and a roomful of eager Insurance Agents. I do a lot of these Continuing Education (CE) events but I'm still left a little shocked.
Jeff Martineau, on Dec 21, 2016 2:16:47 PM
The auto glass business is at a disadvantage when it comes to making customers excited. When people need their windshield replaced they’ve just been the victim of an accident, bad weather, or vandalism.
Jason Montoya, on Dec 14, 2016 4:13:24 PM
State mandated Continuing Education Courses for Insurance Agents remain a great way to grab Agents attention and build a relationship.
Brian Offenberger, on Sep 14, 2015 7:15:05 PM
Here’s an eye-opening statistic: half of all businesses fail within 4 years, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. And based upon my 30+ years of working with small businesses, 80% of those that remain struggle to earn even a crappy living.
Jeff Martineau, on Jul 24, 2015 10:46:00 AM
Jeff Martineau, on Jul 24, 2015 9:29:16 AM
Once you have decided that Auto Glass Week is good for your business it's time to get busy planning your trip. A little planning will make your time in Reno more valuable and guarantee you will get your return on investment. Here are a few tips for making the week a success:
Jeff Martineau, on Jul 24, 2015 8:47:00 AM
I have a few, nameless AGRR friends, that would rather not attend Auto Glass Week. They are seasoned professionals and the thought of endless hours standing in a tradeshow booth makes their sciatic flare and eyes roll back in their head.
I want to shake them out of their tradeshow induced coma and yell-"get out of the booth and experience all the cool stuff". I understand you might be a little skeptical. So after 15 years of attending national tradeshows, here's my list of "Cool Stuff" that happens at the shows:
Seeing the passion for safe windshield installation is impressive. Watch these techs for five minutes and you will return home thinking about ways you can improve your auto glass technician training and up your game.
You may need to find a time when the crowd goes down but if you are patient you can spend time with the brightest minds in our business. Often, the inventor of the product is in the booth and is excited to help. There's bound to be something new.
3. Free Food or Drinks-
Finding these opportunities requires a little skill. My advice: Stop by the booth of your favorite vendor. Be sure it is toward the end of the day when everyone is thinking about loosening up their tie and grabbing a cocktail. Remind the vendor how much you love their product and subtly ask their advice on a good restaurant. A little luck and you may find yourself dining with the president of the company and crushing free shrimp cocktail.
4. Auto Glass Safety Council Meetings-
Hang with me on this one. I know it sounds a little dry but this is where you can play a big role in the future of our industry. Learn what's going on. Even better, befriend a member of the board. These members work hard on your behalf and deserve a thank you. Buy them a coffee or lunch and you may make a friend.
Jeff Martineau, on Jul 21, 2015 3:04:00 PM
Many of the challenges that AGRR Pros face are universal. Steering, reimbursement rates, finding qualified technicians, technician training, are problems we see everywhere.
It is especially gratifying when you see professionals that have found an answer to these universal challenges. In every case it is through a combination of ingenuity and hard work.
The following list shows help for common Auto Glass Installation challenges. Look through the list. If you are challenged by one or more we can help.
Too many Auto Glass Installers use auto glass adhesive systems with insufficient minimum drive away time. One excuse, is low reimbursement rates. Dow's Up-Sell program provides installers tools to explain the importance of fast cure adhesive and helps them charge an appropriate fee.