Walter Danalevich

Thursday, 23 June 2011 16:19

Business Financial Security Preventive Maintenance

Written by Walter Danalevich

Earlier this year (Autobody News, February, 2011) I wrote a shop savings article (Credit Card Processing Fees—Dings, Dents, and Crashes at Your Bottom Line) for ABN readers warning about credit card host processing fees which could significantly ding their bottom lines. My February article pointed out that these fees can be very substantial for body shops.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 19:42

Total Loss Fees Are Profits to be Gained, Not Given Back

Written by Walter Danalevich

As an auto body shop owner for over 30 years, I understand total loss vehicles are a part our industry’s day to day business. With the addition of more and more electronic gadgets, gizmos, and the installation of additional air bags it is not unusual to have an insurance company choose to total a vehicle, and retain the auction salvage, rather than roll the dice on the possibility of a multi-thousand dollar supplement and being held responsible for other liability issues. This is usually the standard insurance game plan unless you come across a naive insurance appraiser who does not value his job.

Thursday, 21 April 2011 20:02

Is Your Parts Supplier Purchasing Policy a Benefit or an Expense?

Written by Walter Danalevich

This month let’s take a look at parts ordering considerations that will improve your bottom line. Think for a moment of all your part suppliers both OEM and aftermarket. Do you know what the return parts policy is from each supplier?  You should if you want to maximize your business profits.

Thursday, 24 March 2011 16:10

Business Liability Insurance: Review & Research Before You Renew!

Written by Walter Danalevich

This month, let’s take a look at Business Liability Insurance needs for operating a professional body shop with the goal of adding profit to your bottom line.

Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:06

“It’s a Misunderstanding”—Insurance Appraiser Boot Camp

Written by Walter Danalevich

Those of us who are active in the auto body industry understand there is much skill involved negotiating with insurance company appraisers in arriving at an “acceptable” (profitable) repair bottom line.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011 19:17

Credit Card Processing Fees—Dings, Dents, and Crashes at Your Bottom Line

Written by Walter Danalevich

As we all roll into the New Year with new personal, business, and profit projection goals, many of us are asking ourselves what business operating expenses we are able to reduce which would result in added profits to our bottom line? This is especially true during these tough economic times.