Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time Management

Episode 41
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Hosts: David Begin & Henry Lopez
Topic: Time Management

Time Management & Prioritizing skills with David Begin and Henry Lopez. How to use the “Three Things” technique to help you get more done and grow your car wash business. 

David Begin is a serial entrepreneur, co-owner of Wild Blue Carwash with three locations in Colorado, past President of the International Carwash Association, and co-host of The How of Carwashing podcast show.

Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, co-owner of Wild Blue Carwash in Aurora, Colorado, and co-host of The How of Carwashing and The How of Business podcast shows.

David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Scrappy Lanuch

Episode 178
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Russ Perry
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Scrappy Launch

Scrappy creativity to successfully launch & grow a small business with Russ Perry. 
Russ is an entrepreneur and author. He shares his life journey, the early business failures, and using a scrappy approach to launching and growing his latest successful business. 
Russ is the Founder of Design Pickle and author of "The Sober Entrepreneur". He spent eight years building businesses that yielded zero in profit, and now in less than three years he has grown Design Pickle to $500,000 in monthly recurring revenue and 135 team members. Russ's recent success almost never happened though because he had been hiding something: he was an alcoholic, and it almost ruined his marriage, business, and life.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Carwash Manager's Minute

Episode 5
Carwash Manager's Minute
Host: David Begin
Topic: Value & Entitlement

Do you or your wash employees have an Entitlement Mindset or an Ownership Mindset? 

To grow as an individual, business owner or leader, we need to develop the right outlook - we need an Ownership Mentality and a focus on delivering value.

The Carwash Manager's Minute is a series of educational and informative short videos to help you operate and grow your carwash business.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Buyer Enablement

Episode 177
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Deb Calvert
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Buyer Enablement

Buyer Enablement to accelerate the sales cycle and grow your small business with Deb Calvert. 

Deb is an entrepreneur, sales and leadership expert and consultant, and founder of People First Productivity Solutions. Henry and Deb chat about her new book, "Stop Selling & Start Leading: How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen", and focus on the topic of enabling buyers - so that they can "act" - during the sales process.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Private Equity & Selling

Episode 40
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Brad Mewes
Host: David Begin
Topic: Private Equity & Selling

In this episode we interview Brad Mewes, a Principal with Supplement Mergers & Acquisition Advisory and an expert in mergers and acquisitions.
Brad shares his background and personal journey. He also shares unique insights and perspective on the impact of private equity on the carwash industry and how to plan and prepare to sell your business.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Damage Claims Article

We are excited to be featured in the latest issue of the Car Wash Magazine from the International Car Wash Association

Our article "The Emotional Drain of the Damage Claim" is included in the latest issue. [read article]

Monday, February 12, 2018

Smart Phone Marketing

Episode 176
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Tabitha Carro
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Smart Phone Marketing

Smart Phone Marketing for small business marketing with Tabitha Carro. 
Tabitha is a former school teacher turned small business owner. She shares her experiences transitioning from her full-time teaching job, to selling teaching aids on the side, and then developing her smart-phone marketing business.

She is the founder of the Smartphone Marketing School – teaching business owners how to create marketing content with just a smart phone. 

This episode is sponsored by Lease Smart - helping you save money when you search for a business location and negotiate a commercial lease. Learn More

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3-Day MBA Event

Looking for ways to scale your small business? We have an exciting event that seeks to help you take a step forward to achieving your goals. It’s called the 3-DAY MBA 2018.

Henry Lopez, Serial Entrepreneur and host of The How of Business Podcast, will be one of the presenters at this event. 

Dates: April 17-19, 2018
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Get more information about the event here: 3-Day MBA Event Info  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Carwash Manager's Minute #3

Episode 4
Carwash Manager's Minute
Topic: Delegation
Host: David Begin

How to develop your delegation skills to grow your car wash business. David shares tips & insights on how and why it’s important to delegate effectively.

Learn More:

Want to learn more about Delegation?

Listen to "Episode 21 - Delegation" of The How of Carwashing Podcast.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Episode 175
The How of Business Podcast
Guest: Steve Sims
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Make Things Happen

Make Things Happen to start & grow your small business with Steve Sims. 
Steve is an entrepreneur, speaker, consultant, podcaster, and an author. He shares his fascinating journey, from bricklayer to his failed attempt at stock brokerage, and the evolution of his luxury concierge service business named Bluefish. Steve's new book is "Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen.” 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Where is that button?

Episode 39
The How of Carwashing Podcast
Guest: Erik Wulf
Host: Henry Lopez
Topic: Vehicle Technology Impact on Damage Claims

Emerging vehicle technology impact on car wash vehicle damage claims with Eric Wulf, CEO of the International Carwash Association (ICA). 

We had the opportunity to record Eric’s presentation at the recent Splash event in New Orleans, entitled "Where is that button?". He shares valuable insights on vehicle damage claims and emerging vehicle technologies that pose challenges to car wash operators.

This episode is sponsored by Hi-Performance Wash System.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Carwash Manager's Minute - Brightline Policies

Episode 3
Carwash Manger's Minute
Host: David Begin
Topic: Brightline Polices

How do you ensure predictable & consistent results? Which of your policies or rules have no exceptions? Consider instituting Brightline Policies.

Brightline Policies are those critical rules and policies that are at the foundation of your business model and culture. They are the things that need to be done the same way, and the right way, every time.

Your policy on cell phone use while on the clock, for example, may be a Brightline Policy - one which you highlight and for which you allow no exceptions.

You can find all of the Car Wash Manager' Minute episodes at The How of Carwashing website