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Car care business operators could be leaving substantial amounts of money on the table. According to the 2013 Auto Accessories Trend Report from AddOnAuto, paint protection was the number one aftermarket product sold by dealers in terms of both revenue and profit. Curiosity piqued, thoughts immediately turned to other possible profitable services/products the report may reveal, and which car wash operators could latch onto. Now it must be said at the outset that not all accessories available at auto dealerships will be appropriate lines for car washes to carry. For example, suspension parts, intakes and superchargers, truck bed extenders, etc. all present their own peculiar challenges. However, there is more than enough that will fit well in a car wash environment.
Beware of misclassifying workers as independent contractors
By D. Albert Brannen
If your workforce includes contract employees, freelancers, casual workers or independent contractors by any other title, you should seriously analyze whether such workers should be recategorized as employees. The risks of not properly classifying workers can be substantial and include having to ante up back pay, liquidated damages, unpaid taxes, penalties, interest, accounting and attorneys' fees. In addition to these economic risks, other negative consequences can include interference with ongoing operations and harm to an employer's reputation.
Successful chain gives its menu a 'punch'
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Boomerang Carwash, an express tunnel chain consisting of 29 locations, is adding the "Joey Punch Power Shine" to the menu at its seven locations in Oklahoma City, a recent press release reported. The menu offering debuted June 5 and should be available in all 29 locations by the end of the summer.
Why American businesses need immigration reform
The bipartisan push in the Senate to reform our troubled immigration system is a critical effort that may fuel economic growth in America and take the necessary action for a sustainable future for the country.
US adds 175,000 jobs in May, showing stable but slow recovery
The Washington Post
The economy added a solid 175,000 jobs last month, according to new government data recently released, a reassuring sign that the recovery remains stable. The Labor Department reported that the jobless rate ticked up slightly to 7.6 percent, about the level it has been for the past three months. But the details of the data were encouraging: More people were seeking work and fewer were giving up hope of finding a job.
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I'm In Marketer presents the mobile Columbia Mall Car Wash app
Leading app developer, I'm In Marketer, has created a new mobile app exclusively for Columbia Mall Car Wash. The car wash company in Missouri can now reach more customers and provide them with the convenience and instant information access that they all demand.
Health exchange options for small businesses will be limited until 2015
The Washington Post
The Obama administration recently confirmed that a piece of the 2010 health-care law aimed at helping small businesses provide insurance to their workers will be delayed by a year. The office in charge of Medicaid and Medicare announced that it was on track for an Oct. 1 launch of the federal SHOP Exchange, an online marketplace where companies with fewer than 50 employees would be able to buy insurance for their workers and get a tax credit.
Toyota recalls 250,000 hybrids, 86,500 in US
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 242,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide, including 86,500 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids in the United States, to fix a braking glitch. The problem affects only model year 2010 Prius and HS 250h vehicles. Those cars are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack due to vibration, Toyota said in a recent statement.
6 new car technologies that will simplify your life
Technology is supposed to make life simpler and better. The following are six new car technologies that continue in that tradition. They might not be offered on all vehicles, and some will take time to make their way to the mainstream car market. But at the very least, this list can serve as a glimpse into the future of some cool, make-it-simple car technologies.
Affirmative action support at historic low
As the Supreme Court prepares to once again weigh in on the issue of affirmative action, a record-low number of Americans support such programs, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 45 percent of respondents said they believe affirmative action programs are still needed to counteract the effects of discrimination against minorities, while an equal 45 percent feel the programs have gone too far and should be ended because they unfairly discriminate against whites. The number of Americans supporting affirmative action has been in decline over the past two decades, down from a high of 61 percent in its favor in 1991.
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