A historic number of small businesses - 50% - raised employee compensation last month, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. And 27% of small businesses plan to hike wages within the next three months.
What metrics should tire dealers track to make their mechanical work more profitable? Bob Fox, owner of J&J Tire Factory in Helena, Mont., answered that question during a presentation at the Tire Factory Inc.’s annual dealer meeting last February. (On May 28, Tire Factory announced it joined Point S, an international network of independent tire and car service dealers; details are on page 12 of this issue of MTD.)