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The Gain Traction podcast features top automotive entrepreneurs and experts and shares their inspiring stories.

The Gain Traction podcast features top automotive entrepreneurs and experts and shares their inspiring stories.

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United States

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The Gain Traction podcast features top automotive entrepreneurs and experts and shares their inspiring stories.

Language:

English


Episodes

Expanding Your Automotive Chain with Jenn Mello of Tire Outlet

10/13/2021
Jenn Mello is the Project Manager at Tire Outlet, a 13 store chain in Jacksonville, Florida. Jenn handles social media, email marketing, website design, strategic management, brand management, promotions, market research, and public relations. Jenn started at Tire Outlet as a Marketing Manager in 2017 and expanded her role as the company grew. Previously, she was a Training Advisor at New Horizons Computer Learning Center and an Advertising Intern at Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. In...

Duration:00:18:19

What is the Transformers Institute? Meet Their VP, Fernando Miranda

10/6/2021
Fernando Miranda is the Vice President of Transformers Institute. Transformers Institute brings together automotive shop owners to leverage each person’s knowledge and experience to improve the industry. Fernando brings a wealth of automotive expertise to the Transformers organization through his 24 years of management experience. Previously, he was the Vice President of Professional Sales at Advance Auto Parts and the District Manager for O’Reilly Auto Parts. Fernando was also the Regional...

Duration:00:20:48

Preparing for an Exit with Dennis McCarron

9/29/2021
Dennis McCarron is a Partner at Cardinal Brokers. Cardinal Brokers offers full brokering services with a focus on the tire, service, and automotive-related industries. Their partners have over 40 years of combined experience working in the tire and automotive service industry at nearly every level of the business. Dennis is widely known for his teaching on finance, sales, and leadership, as well as his contributions to Modern Tire Dealer magazine. Previously, Dennis was the Executive...

Duration:00:26:28

Building a Thriving Startup with George Fandos

9/22/2021
George Fandos is the Managing Partner of The James Agency, a business consultancy that helps startups and established B2B businesses innovate and bring new ideas to life. They offer strategies, plans, and hands-on assistance for operations, pricing, financial modeling, and more. George has over 30 years of experience as a customer-facing executive and strategic consultant. He brings a unique combination of strategy and practical execution to every situation. In addition to his work at The...

Duration:00:21:51

Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees with Mike Allen

9/15/2021
Mike Allen is the CEO of Carfix, a growing group of auto repair shops in North Carolina. A third-generation tire dealer, Mike grew up working in his father’s auto repair shop and has since grown his own shop into a three-location business. Carfix has been named one of the 10 ‘Top Shops in America’ by Motor Age Magazine twice. Mike is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Service Consultant and is also the Director of the Independent Garage Owners Association of North Carolina....

Duration:00:19:32

Changing the Money Conversation with Jeff Tucker

9/8/2021
Jeff Tucker is the CEO of Triple T Tire and Tapps. Jeff grew his family’s tire business from a single location specializing in tires to three full-service auto repair and tire shops. Jeff also developed the Tapps App to help retailers implement payment plans for their customers. Using data, analytics, and customization, the Tapps App helps to improve consumer engagement which allows businesses to flourish. In addition to his roles at Triple T Tire and Tapps, Jeff is also a Business...

Duration:00:25:32

How to Take Strategic Business Risks with Jarid Lundeen

9/1/2021
Jarid Lundeen is the President of Tires Plus of North Dakota. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, Jarid started his career in the hospitality industry. Now, he’s been in the tire industry for over 20 years and currently operates a total of four tire locations and two stores. Outside of the tire world, Jarid enjoys spending time with his family of six children and coaching youth football. In this episode… Are you curious about trying a new career...

Duration:00:28:17

The Recipe for a Successful Website in the Tire Industry with Matt Peters of Tireweb Marketing

8/18/2021
Matt Peters is the Business Development Manager at Tireweb Marketing, a full-service agency that creates retailer and e-commerce websites, as well as software, for the tire and automotive industry. Matt has been in the tire and marketing industries since 1999 and uses his expertise to craft websites that succeed. Before joining Tireweb Marketing, Matt was the Business Development Manager at Icon Internet Media, Inc. and the Division Director at E-Solution Professionals. In this...

Duration:00:17:05

Developing Trust in the Automotive Industry with Tommy Gaynor of Gaynor’s Automotive

8/11/2021
Tommy Gaynor is the President and CEO of Gaynor’s Automotive, a full-service auto repair facility located in Vancouver, Washington. The business started with his parents, and now there are five locations across the state. He has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry and has a proven track record of being a multi-business entrepreneur, problem solver, and leader. When Tommy is not spending time with his family, he can be found drag racing. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll...

Duration:00:21:34

Customer Satisfaction, Franchising, and Marketing in the Auto Care Industry with Andy Fiffick of Rad Air

8/4/2021
In this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Mike Edge talks with President and CEO of Rad Air Complete Car Care, Andy Fiffick, about all aspects of the auto care industry from a management level. They discuss how to ensure customer satisfaction, the benefits of franchising, tips for marketing your auto care company, and much more. For the last 35 years, Andy Fiffick has been the President and CEO of Rad Air Complete Car Care, an auto shop that provides quality auto repairs and was rated...

Duration:00:29:52

Franchising in the Auto Care Industry with Bill Snow of Rad Air

7/19/2021
In this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Mike Edge talks with Vice President of Marketing and Franchise Development at Rad Air Complete Car Care, Bill Snow, about franchising in the auto care industry. They discuss tips on crafting an impactful customer experience, the trade secrets behind franchising, building your network in the industry, and much more. Buckle up and stay tuned! For many years, Rad Air has provided quality auto repairs for customers and was rated number one in Ohio...

Duration:00:22:53

Achieving Successful Sales Strategies with Dan Molloy of Molloy Sales Development Group

7/19/2021
Dan Molloy is the President and CEO of Molloy Sales Development Group, a company that teaches and implements successful strategies to achieve growth and gain more sales from the top down. Dan started Molloy Sales in 2001 when he was a Partner and Owner of ProCare Automotive, and realized sales were at the core of every successful business. Dan has been in the sales and automotive industries since the start of his career, spanning more than four decades. In this episode… On this episode of...

Duration:00:17:27

Who is the Real Competition to Tire Dealers and Auto Shop Owners?

7/19/2021
Neal Maier and David Christopher are Co-founders of Tread Partners, a digital marketing agency focused on using SEO, marketing, and branding to help tire companies and auto-repair shops grow and thrive. Neal was previously a Partner at 3VE and COO of TexTivia, which rebranded into 3VE. He has worked for multiple automotive companies such as Autoshop Solutions and Auto Pro To Call. David was previously also a Partner at 3VE and was the Founder of TexTivia, which rebranded into 3VE. He has...

Duration:00:26:10

Starting an Agency and Finding Your Niche with Neal Maier and David Christopher of Tread Partners

6/28/2021
Neal Maier and David Christopher are Co-founders of Tread Partners, a digital marketing agency focused on using SEO, marketing, and branding to help tire companies and auto-repair shops grow and thrive. Neal was previously a Partner at 3VE and COO of TexTivia, which rebranded into 3VE. He has worked for multiple automotive companies such as Autoshop Solutions and Auto Pro To Call. David was previously also a Partner at 3VE and was the Founder of TexTivia, which rebranded into 3VE. He has...

Duration:00:26:05

How Action Gator Tire Increased Leads by Over 276.45%

6/17/2021
Neal Maier and David Christopher are Co-founders of Tread Partners, a digital marketing agency focused on marketing, strategy, and branding for tire dealers and auto-repair shops to help them grow and thrive in an ever-changing landscape. Neal was previously a Partner at 3VE, which rebranded into Tread Partners in 2021. In addition to having owned and operated repair shops, he’s helped to market and grow shops all across the country. David was also previously a Partner at 3VE and was the...

Duration:00:29:13