Recycler Newsletter – February 2014
Written and published by Ron Sturgeon. autosalvageconsultant.com, email to email@example.com. To register for future free issues, visit http://www.autosalvageconsultant.com. Don’t forget to watch for our management articles monthly in Recyclers Power Source Magazine, or posted at our web site.
Pay for Performance: What are You Waiting For?
Time and again, I have visited recyclers who realize that they have fallen behind and who are looking for ways to their former level of profitability. Usually, the owners want to try to increase sales, which is a great goal, but difficult to do. Increasing sales often takes months and requires the capital to buy more cars and absorb more marketing expenses. Finding more cars and getting the marketing right are both tough tasks.The good news is that I can get you back to the level of profitability (Read more about pay for performance for recyclers at American Recycler News).
Step Forward in Ontario Ministry of Environment’s Effort to Implement a Standards- Based License for Recyclers
Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment opened a sixty-day comment period on a technical discussion paper on proposed recycling standards for end of life vehicles on February 5. Comments should be directed to Chris Goode, Senior Advisor, Ministry of the Environment Environmental Programs Division Modernization of Approvals Branch,135 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 4, Toronto Ontario M4V 1P5Phone: (416) 325-7421, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hat tip to the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association.
Disappointed with Your Yard’s Financial Performance in 2013?
Doing the same things you have been doing has not gotten you where you need to be. A fresh set of eyes on your operation can help you zero in on the right changes to lower costs and increase revenues. Consider having Auto Salvage Consultants do a complete business review. You will emerge with a comprehensive plan, a list of action items, and a knowledge of the metrics to use to measure performance. Email Ron at email@example.com.
Bryan, TX Unlicensed Salvage Yard Applies for Area’s First Permit under New Rules
An unlicensed salvage yard operating across from an area slated for residential development in Bryan, TX, has applied with the Brazos County Commission for a permit. County Judge Dwayne Peters offers his insights into the first application for a salvage permit under regulations passed last year. One complication is nearby land platted to be a park. Read the full story about this unlicensed salvage yard’s attempt to get a permit at the WTAW Newstalk 1620 website.
Want to Sell More Parts Online? Free Website Evaluation Will Show You How
Want more sales from your website? More leads, better prospects, more parts orders? Some businesses pay SEO experts thousands to help get found by parts buyers. For only $500, you can have a white board meeting with Ron Sturgeon and learn SEO secrets, what Google looks at, how Google grades your website, and what it takes to get your website on the first page for high-dollar used parts searches. How much more inventory could you be selling every day online? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put website review in the subject line for a free report on your site.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
AutoSalvageconsultant.com was formed in 2001 to help recyclers improve their businesses. With over 50 years of experience in 3 staff members, the group is THE definitive source for recyclers’ management and training needs. Mike Gibson and Tammy Sturgeon joined the team in 2003, and bring a wealth of experience to the team, plus more resources, as there have been more requests for help than Ron could meet. The founder, Ron Sturgeon is past owner of AAA Small Car World. In 1999, he sold his six Texas locations, with 140 employees, to Greenleaf. In 2001, he founded North Texas Insurance Auction, which he sold to Copart in 2002. In 2002, his book “Salvaging Millions” was published to help small business owners achieve significant success, and was recently reprinted and published in Chinese. He also manages his real estate holdings and investments. You can learn more about how to help your business at www.autosalvageconsultant.com.