Many auto care businesses started because someone was good at something – fixing cars – and they evolved into entrepreneurs. While it is certainly the North American dream to own your own business, without access to the proper tools and insights it can be a daunting task. You can easily find yourself “trapped” working IN the business with very little time to work ON it! In this environment, it can be difficult to see your way through the chaos of running the day-to-day operation to establish clear objectives to move the business forward.
Part of the process of goal or objective setting is to understand what shops of similar size and type are doing on any number of key business indicators. Most shops operating today simply don’t have access to comparable data to base their decisions. That is why ShopPros developed our Aware product. Aware will allow you to compare your performance against the average of similar shops and a number of criteria – all conveniently depicted on the Aware Performance Dashboard. You can compare your shop with shops within your geographic area, shops that are open the same number of days, operate with the same number of technicians or just the aggregated average of the network. This data can be very insightful to see where you are performing well and where there might be opportunities to improve. Don’t guess how you might be doing or just hope business improves – Aware can give you objective data to make better decisions in operating your business.