The next PBES CONNECT event will be held in conjunction with the I-CAR meetings at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Mass on July 23 and 24. Reservations will be made through I-CAR (rate: $199.00). Meeting times: Noon - 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Please join us and mix with your industry peers. For more information, contact Paul Fiore at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 240-333-1036.
PBES Jobber Webinar, "Increased Shop Sales = Increased Jobber Sales" is now ready for download!
Increased Shop Sales = Increased Jobber Sales: How to Increase Your Sales by Helping Your Body Shop Customers Increase Theirs
If you missed the complimentary webinar held on June 25, 2013, you can download it now! The webinar was presented by Frank Terlep, CEO and Lead Sherpa of Summit Software and Marketing Solutions. Frank's webinar focused on how new sales and marketing tools, technologies and techniques can help auto body shop customers add $30,000 to $300,000 per year in new sales.
Please note: in order to download the webinar, you must first visit the go2meetings site (by clicking on the first link) and download the go2meetings codec to get the video to work. Then click on the second link and download the video!
Click here first: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com
Click here for the webinar video second: http://aftermarket.org/dls/01/Increased-Shop-Sales_Increased-Jobber-Sales.wmv
2013 PBES Conference
The single best place to interact with peers and vendors is at the annual PBES Spring Conference. PBES recently wrapped up the 2013 conference, Tackling Tomorrow's Trends Today. The conference was held May 14-16 at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale. Contact Paul Fiore (email@example.com) if you would like information on future conferences.
Presentations from the 2013 conference are posted! Please click on the links below to view each presentation:
Your Business, Your Future: Economic, Political and Other Key Trends - What's Happening Today That Will Affect Your Business Tomorrow
Speaker: Gene Marks, The Marks Group
Unbundled Services: Is It Time?
Speaker: Mike Workman, Michael E. Workman Associates LTD
E-Commerce: Driving PBE Product Selection and Sales
Speaker: Bernard Bolisig, UpShift Marketing
A Final Snapshot: Facts, Figures and Trends
Speaker: Greg Horn, Mitchell International, Inc.
The theme of this year's Roundtable Discussions was Tracking Trends. Please click the notes you want to view below.
From Tablets to Mobile Apps: Which Emerging Technologies are You Using and Why?
Notes by Tracy Flannery, Bill Flannery Automotive, Inc.
Notes by Chris Johnson, Aftermarket Partners, Inc.
How are You Being Impacted by Consolidation in Your Area, Both Jobber and Body Shop?
Notes by Guy Bargnes, Painters Supply & Equipment Co.
Your Top Shops: What They Do That You Wish All Your Customers Would Embrace
Notes by Joe Mattos, Pro Finishes Plus
Notes by Jay Sharp, National Coatings & Supplies