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CAR WASH The Podcast

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CAR WASH The Podcast is your source for real stories and real business insights from the experts – both in and out of the car wash industry. Our show helps investors, owners, operators and managers think about ways to enhance their business. Our podcast is a free on-demand audio program that provides information on the latest trends impacting the industry, tips from successful industry leaders, and inspiration for our listeners.We present a mix of car wash business topic discussions with co-hosts David Begin and Matt DeWolf, and interviews with other successful car wash entrepreneurs and product and service professionals.

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CAR WASH The Podcast is your source for real stories and real business insights from the experts – both in and out of the car wash industry. Our show helps investors, owners, operators and managers think about ways to enhance their business. Our podcast is a free on-demand audio program that provides information on the latest trends impacting the industry, tips from successful industry leaders, and inspiration for our listeners.We present a mix of car wash business topic discussions with co-hosts David Begin and Matt DeWolf, and interviews with other successful car wash entrepreneurs and product and service professionals.

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Great resource for owners.

By MemphisGentleman - May 26 2017
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In over your head with your carwash? Dave and Henry will get you back on track for sure!

Valueable and unique

By Hayut Yogev - Apr 15 2017
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I found th Car Washing Show professional and very valueable for any business owner in this field

iTunes Ratings

59 Ratings
Average Ratings
58
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Great resource for owners.

By MemphisGentleman - May 26 2017
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In over your head with your carwash? Dave and Henry will get you back on track for sure!

Valueable and unique

By Hayut Yogev - Apr 15 2017
Read more
I found th Car Washing Show professional and very valueable for any business owner in this field
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CAR WASH The Podcast

Latest release on Sep 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 63: Carwash Customers with Jimmy Starnes

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The Carwash Customer, delivering a consistent experience for the three types of car wash customers with Jimmy Starnes. Jimmy is the CEO of Starnes and Associates and a Partner with Mammoth Holdings, a car wash chain located in Atlanta, Georgia. Jimmy shares his knowledge and insights about car wash customers. Jimmy shares how they trained their management team to recognize the three different types of car wash customer and how to address each type. Jimmy also shares what the average car wash customer is looking for and how a consistent experience is the key to success.

David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Jan 16 2019

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Rank #2: 114: Learning to Say No

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In the Episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin discusses how business and individuals who plan on success in the future will need to say “No” more often. David talks about how the choices we now have in our society are overwhelming and how our brains are wired to seek new opportunities. By focusing on both what we want to do and be and more importantly, what we don’t want to do and be, we give ourselves the clarity and bandwidth to be successful and achieve the goals we desire both personally and professionally.

Jan 15 2020

29mins

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Rank #3: 61: Key Performance Indicators

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the car wash business with David Begin. David shares the KPIs he believes are important to track and monitor to measure your business performance and for planning. He breaks it down by the different stakeholders of your car wash business, and provides practical examples. A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a measurable metric that shows you how effectively you are achieving key objectives for your car wash business. Effective car wash operators and owners use KPIs at multiple levels to evaluate their success and grow their carwash business.

David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Dec 12 2018

25mins

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Rank #4: 99: What Happens When you Sell your Car Wash

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Selling our car wash business with Henry Lopez & David Begin. Henry and David announce and discuss the recent sale of the highly successful exterior-express car wash business, Wild Blue Carwash, with three locations in Colorado. They share highlights of how and why they decided to sell this small business, the emotions associated with the sale, the process they followed, and what’s next for each of them.

Sep 25 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: 98: Standards Vs. Expectations

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In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David talks about the differences between standards in a Car Wash organization and the expectations managers and owners have of those standards. David discusses highlight from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s 2018 shareholder letter and how Amazon thinks about and implements high standards. If you struggle with standards (too high or non-existent) this podcast will give you some practical tips to manage your standards.

Sep 18 2019

25mins

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Rank #6: 72: SW Car Wash Show Quick Talk - Preventive Maintenance Concepts

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What is the foundation for a good preventive maintenance program? David gives a “Quick Talk” discussion at the 2019 Southwest car wash show in Arlington Tx. David discusses the importance of the everyday task list that carwash employees use to inspect, adjust and tune equipment so that we minimize the number of unexcepted equipment repairs and replacements that sap carwash uptime and maintenance expenses. David also talks about the art of troubleshooting and offers some tips your team can use to troubleshoot equipment problems effectively.

Mar 20 2019

42mins

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Rank #7: 106: Using Belt Technologies in the Carwash - Part 1

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In this episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin talks with Rob Stephenson about belt technologies within your small car washing business! How can belt technology improve your carwash and customer experience? What are things you need to check and look out for when investing in a belt for your car wash. David and Rob go over all the details you need to make the right choice for your car washing business!

Nov 13 2019

40mins

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Rank #8: 56: Brushes, Cloth or Car Wash Media with Ted Yamin

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All about brushes, cloth and other car wash media with Ted Yamin Jr. Ted is one of the owners of Gallop Brush which was founded by his father. His family has been in the car wash industry since the 1950s. Ted shares his valuable insights on everything related to brushes and cloth – from the benefits of the different materials to how to detect when a brush needs to be replaced.

David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Oct 03 2018

59mins

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Rank #9: 113: Using Metrics in the Carwash

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In this new year episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin discussed the use of metrics in the carwash and how good metrics can drive performance. David talks about the elements of good metrics and common mistakes that mangers make with metrics.

Jan 08 2020

28mins

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Rank #10: 64: Selling Your Wash with Mike Finger

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90% of small business are unsellable. Considering selling your wash? Mike Finger, the founder of Exit Oasis joins us on the show. Mike shares strategies on how to let go and what to consider when selling your business. When will you be ready? What costs may a small business owner face? Is your business even sellable? Mike has your answers with a simple approach to help small business owners. Mike also shares his personal journey and how he founded Exit Oasis. 

David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your car wash business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Jan 23 2019

48mins

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Rank #11: 62: Managing Young Employees with Bruce Tulgan

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Managing Young Employees with Bruce Tulgan. Bruce is an internationally recognized expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is also a best-selling author, including “Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials”. Bruce shares his insights on managing Millennials and other young employees in our car wash businesses.

David Begin is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Jan 02 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: 74: The Magic of Processes

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If you want a high performing carwash that lets you sleep well at night and one that your customers love, documented processes are the key. In this episode, David talks about why written processes and procedures are so important for the car wash team and how it translates to a consistent remarkable customer experience. David breaks down how to create written processes easily and quickly and how to make it part of the culture of the car wash organization.

Apr 03 2019

20mins

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Rank #13: 81: RFID or LPR Technology with Unlimited Club

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How do I know if it’s your car? In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin visits with Aaron Green, CEO of Focused Car Wash Solutions based in Denver Colorado. David and Aaron discuss what they think will be the winner between RFID (chip) and LPR (license Plate Recognition) technologies for the unlimited club program and customer tracking . David and Aaron gaze into the crystal ball and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both technologies and with lively debate try to predict what the future holds.

May 22 2019

47mins

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Rank #14: Episode 105: Turn your Car Wash Video System into an Intelligent Business Advisor

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In this episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin talks with Anoop Kanthan, Co-Founder of OmniX Labs about their exciting new technology for car wash owners and operators. By using a carwash’ s existing video cameras and though the use of machine learning and AI algorithms, omniX labs can automatically give you insights into your business that will help you and your management team manage and run your wash more effectively.

Nov 06 2019

41mins

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Rank #15: 117: How to Fire an Employee

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How to fire an employee in your small business the right way with Henry Lopez. Henry shares a recommended process and approach for firing or terminating a poor performing employee. The process should include a verbal documented warning, one or more written warnings with specific guidance, a possible suspension without pay, and then a firing the employee. Keeping a bad employee too long usually has a detrimental impact on our small business culture. Be sure to get the advice of an employment attorney before applying any of these practices. Henry also offers a free down of a sample Corrective Counseling Form you can use.

Feb 05 2020

22mins

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Rank #16: 102: Transforming the Culture of a Car Wash Chain Part 1

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In this Episode of the How of Car Washing, David Begin interview Matt Brunk, District Manager of Car Wash Express, USA. Matt and David discussed the culture transformation of Wild Blue Car Wash over the past 1.5 years before the sale and talks about the tools and methods used to create a high-performing team that served the customer.

Oct 16 2019

30mins

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Rank #17: The 2020 ICA Show Cancellation

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In this episode of The How of Carwashing David Begin and Matt Dewolf sit down with Ken Littrell and Eric Wulf of the International Carwash Association. Ken and Eric talk about how they answered vendor questions and how they helped vendors to the best of their ability. They talk about what decisions were made and what struggles they had with cancelling the ICA Show.

Mar 17 2020

41mins

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Rank #18: 58: SBA Lending with Mandy Kuxhausen

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SBA lending for the car wash business with Mandy Kuxhausen. Mandy is an expert on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending and a Business Development Officer at TBank. We chat about everything related to SBA loans - from the different SBA lending programs available to the basics of credit worthiness - as an option for financing your car wash business. Mandy’s comprehensive background in all facets of the SBA process, origination, structuring, processing, closing and credit underwriting gives her a diverse array of capabilities to pull from to get a carwash transaction funded.

Henry Lopez is the host of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – helping you start, operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Oct 31 2018

48mins

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Rank #19: Episode 88: Creating a Winning Carwash Team

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In this episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin interviews Dean Savoca, Founder of the Savoca Performance Group based in Denver Colorado. Dean’s has extensive experience helping world class organizations like the Broadmoor Hotel and Northwestern Mutual insurance build teams that are aligned to the company’s vision and culture. Dena explains how great teams are created and the pitfalls of dysfunctional teams. Hear how Dean talks about his experience at the 2019 Car Wash how and how Carwash owners and managers can build aligned teams that serve your customers.

Jul 10 2019

51mins

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Rank #20: Episode 85: Partnering with your Carwash Distributor

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In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin and Henry Lopez discuss the importance of a “partnership” mindset with your local distributor and the elements of a successful partnership. David and Henry also discuss the challenges that face distributors and how you, as a carwash owner and operator can help your distributor remain successful and be your ally.

Jun 19 2019

30mins

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