U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports in record numbers this Fourth of July holiday, despite higher gasoline prices, the AAA said on Thursday. Some 46.9 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles over the upcoming July Fourth holiday, the fifth consecutive annual increase and highest travel volume since the group began tracking data 18 years ago.
Fears of a trade war have already started taking its toll on a number of industries, with automakers suffering the most. Higher import duties mean a significant blow to the profits of a number of domestic automakers. Given this scenario, the imminent trade war will result in collateral damage for the entire auto industry.
Source: Albuquerque Business Journals
Arizona-based Mister Car Wash announced recently that it has expanded its Albuquerque footprint by acquiring four Clean Machine Car Wash locations in Albuquerque. With this new acquisition, Mister Car Wash will have 11 locations in the Albuquerque market, comprised of six full-service and five express stores.
Source: My Edmonds News
Those who remember old television commercials for the Edmonds, Wa., Kwick N Kleen car wash are also likely to recognize the friendly face of Bill (William) Castro. The 64-year-old Castro, who has been Edmonds Kwick N Kleen manager for the last 39 years, is retiring this week.
Source: The News-Herald
Classic Auto Group is proposing a 4,691-square-foot, "state-of-the-art" car wash and vacuum stations on about 2 acres in Mentor, Ohio. The town's planning commission has approved a conditional-use permit and preliminary site plan for the location, which will be for public as well as the company’s use.
Source: Fast Company
That first meeting as a new manager is a daunting event. First impressions are often lasting ones and there’s no better time and place to solidify that impression than the first meeting with your entire team. Whether you’re taking over a brand-new team, or you’re a first-time manager, here’s how to approach that first meeting.
Source: Strategy + Business
Resilience is a personal act of defiance. A moment of resilience is your chance to face adversity and say: "No, not today. You will not stop my momentum or reduce my potential to make the most of this opportunity."
Content marketing is a powerful way to help small businesses gain more customers and grow. To be successfully executed, content marketing needs to have a strategic approach, focused on creating and distributing valuable, unique, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain audiences.
Source: Harvard Business Review
The subscription sales trend in technology (and many other industries) means more companies are facing a classic sales management dilemma: Should the same salesperson be responsible for both account acquisition and account management?