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The How of Car Washing - How to operate & grow a carwashing business.

The How of Car Washing is a podcast for car wash business owners, operators and managers. If you are looking for actionable advice, tips and techniques to help you operate and grow your carwashing business, this is the podcast show for you! In each episode we either discuss a business topic, or we interview another owner/operator or a carwash industry professional. Our episodes are typically 35 to 45 minutes in length, and the show is hosted by David Begin and Henry Lopez who share the knowledge and experience they have acquired over their corporate and business ownership careers. New episodes are released on Wednesday mornings, and we always strive to deliver value to entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and managers in the car wash industry.
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Jul 11, 2018

Fixing a problem compared to actually solving the problem. In a small business, we are constantly challenged with problems that must be addressed. For various reasons, we often rely on quick fixes as opposed to truly addressing the root cause or problem. How can we improve this to improve efficiency and productivity in our small businesses?

David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Jun 27, 2018

Car Wash Business Appraisals with Jeff Key. Jeff Key is an appraiser and principal with the Herron Companies. Jeff shares his experience and knowledge of the car wash industry and how property and business appraisals are used in the process of developing, selling or buying a car wash business. 

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

Jun 13, 2018

Business Systems to grow your car wash business with Marina Darlow. Marina is an engineer by training, but a small business owner by choice. She has a passion for systems and helping small business owners implement systems to improve and grow their companies.

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

May 23, 2018

Water Savers Program for the car wash industry. Claire Moore, the COO of the International Carwash Association (ICA), introduces and shares the value and benefits of the Water Savers Program for your car wash business. WaterSavers is a recognition program from the ICA designed to help professional car washes promote their environmentally responsible business practices.

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

May 9, 2018

Redeveloping a historic car wash site with real estate developer Dan Kassel. This is part 2 of David Begin’s conversation with Dan. Dan is a real estate developer, home builder and founder and CEO of Clearwater Communities. Dan is currently re-developing a historic car wash site, first built as a full-serve wash in 1961, in Southern California. Dan is planning to have this historic wash site reopen as an exterior express wash by the end of the year.

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

May 2, 2018

Redeveloping a historic car wash site with real estate developer Dan Kassel. This is part 1 of David Begin’s conversation with Dan. Dan is a real estate developer, home builder and founder and CEO of Clearwater Communities. Dan is currently re-developing a historic car wash site, first built as a full-serve wash in 1961, in Southern California. Dan shares his background, his initial interest and introduction to the car wash industry, and how he has learned about the how to build and operate a car wash. He also shares the regulatory process he has had to navigate as part of this historic landmark redevelopment project.

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

Apr 12, 2018

2018 Car Wash Show Preview with Eric Wulf, CEO of the International Carwash Association (ICA) and David Begin, co-host of The How of Carwashing podcast. They discuss and preview the up-coming 2018 Car Wash Show in Las Vegas - the must-attend event for car care professionals. There are countless reasons to attend The Car Wash Show 2018. Whether you're looking to discover new products on the 160,000 square foot trade show floor, network with over 8,000 industry professionals or gain new insights from experts at one of over 70 education sessions, there's something for everyone! Grow your business, conquer challenges and join the community of industry professionals at the largest car care event in the country. The Car Wash Show Dates: April 25 - 28, 2018. Learn more at the ICA website: carwash.org.

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

Mar 28, 2018

Developing Critical Thinking Skills to grow your car wash business with David Begin and Henry Lopez. How to help your team develop better critical thinking skills to help you grow your car wash business. The discussion includes the root causes of why this skill is often underdeveloped, and specific tips and techniques - including the 3-2-1 technique - to help you and your staff develop and improve critical thinking skills.

David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Mar 14, 2018

Business Exit planning and preparation with Randy Long. Randy is a small business owner, financial planner, attorney, consultant and author. He shares his life experiences and valuable insights on planning and preparing for your car wash business exit. Randy is CEO of Long Business Advisors, creator of the BraveHeart Planning Process and author of the book, “The BraveHeart Exit, 7 Steps to Creating Your Family Business Legacy”. His unique business perspective, built upon an extensive background of more than 30 years of experience in law and finance, enables him to help business owners build and transition or sell their business, allowing them to create a family business legacy.

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

Feb 28, 2018

Time Management & Prioritizing skills with David Begin and Henry Lopez. How to use the “Three Things” technique to help you get more done and grow your car wash business. David Begin is a serial entrepreneur, co-owner of Wild Blue Carwash with three locations in Colorado, past President of the International Carwash Association, and co-host of The How of Carwashing podcast show. Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, co-owner of Wild Blue Carwash in Aurora, Colorado, and co-host of The How of Carwashing and The How of Business podcast shows.

David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

Feb 14, 2018

Private Equity impact on the carwash industry, and preparing to sell your business with Brad Mewes. Brad is a Principal with Supplement Mergers & Acquisition Advisory and an expert in mergers and acquisitions. Brad shares his background and personal journey. He also shares unique insights and perspective on the impact of private equity on the carwash industry and how to plan and prepare to sell your wash business.

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

Jan 31, 2018

Emerging vehicle technology impact on car wash vehicle damage claims with Eric Wulf, CEO of the International Carwash Association (ICA). We had the opportunity to record Eric’s presentation at the recent Splash event in New Orleans, entitled "Where is that button?". He shares valuable insights on vehicle damage claims and emerging vehicle technologies that pose challenges to car wash operators.

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

Jan 17, 2018

All about water with Bryant Ruder. This is part 2 of David Begin's conversation with Bryant Ruder, a car wash industry veteran and expert, and General Manager of SoBrite Technologies. He shares valuable information about water and water usage for carwashes.

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

Jan 3, 2018

Benefits of joining a car wash association, with Kristy Babb - Executive Director of the Western Carwash Association. Co-hosts David Begin and Henry Lopez also discuss the benefits of association membership. Kristy shares her feedback on the recent Splash event, information about the Western Carwash Association, and the benefits and amenities of association membership.

David Begin and Henry Lopez are the hosts of this episode of The How of Carwashing show – dedicated to help you operate and grow your carwashing business. (TheHowOfCarwashing.com)

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