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CAR WASH The Podcast

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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Dec 25, 2019

In this episode of The How of Carwashing David and Henry sit down to discuss the benefits of being a student of human resources. Explore new ways to better your small business team. What traits should you look for in a potential employee? How can you diffuse a toxic work environment? David and Henry talk about finding the right people to add to your team and how those people can better your business. When you are confident in your team, you team will be confident in their work!

Dec 18, 2019

Developing great Team Players for your Small Business with Walt Brown. He is the author of “The Patient Organization" and the textbook for the 7 Question 7 Promise Framework. Walt shares his entrepreneurial story, and how he helps his clients with attracting, engaging, empowering and retaining great team players to build a dream small business.

Dec 11, 2019

On this part 2 episode of The How of Carwashing, David continues his conversation with Matt McCulloch to discuss systems within a small car washing business! How can Mosaic help you to better understand your customers in the car washing industry? Matt McCulloch goes over the main functionality points of the POS System Mosaic and talks about how it can help you organize your car wash so it can operate with no problems!

Dec 4, 2019

On this episode of The How of Carwashing, David sits down with Matt McCulloch to discuss systems within a small car washing business! How can Mosaic help you to better understand your customers in the car washing industry? Matt McCulloch goes over the main functionality points of the POS System Mosaic and talks about how it can help you organize your car wash so it can operate with no problems!  

Nov 27, 2019

In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin sits down with Joe Trodden of Mindsets Experts to talk about mindsets of entrepreneurs! What are the benefits of having goals as an entrepreneur? How can enhancing your communication skills better your small car washing business and your employees? Are there ways to create a win-win relationship with your staff? Find out how tweaking your business rules can empower and inspire your staff. Joe Trodden discusses the benefits of understanding yourself first so you can better understand your small business!

Nov 20, 2019

In this part 2 episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin continues his conversation 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

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 6, 2019

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.

Oct 30, 2019

In this episode of The How of Carwashing David sits down with Riley Babcock of talentReef to talk about Human Resource systems within your small business! Making your carwash environment employee friendly will help you get the best out of your employees. Riley shares how mobile friendly telentReef is and how it helps to customize your employee's access to trainging, preformance management and connecting with the employer. See how talentReef can transofrm your small carwashing business!  

Oct 23, 2019

In part 2 of this episode of the How of Car Washing, David Begin interviews Matt Brunk, District Manager of Car Wash Express, USA. Matt and David continue to discuss the culture transformation of Wild Blue Car Wash over the past 1.5 years before the sale and talk about the tools and methods used to create a high-performing team that served the customer.

Oct 16, 2019

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 9, 2019

Motivating & leading Millennial employees in your small business, with Chris Tuff. Chris is an entrepreneur and author of "The Millennial Whisperer: The Practical, Profit-Focused Playbook for Working With and Motivating the World’s Largest Generation". Chris shares his experience, insights and practical tips to help us better manage and lead our millennial workforce.

Oct 2, 2019

Our 100th Episode! – In this Episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin and Henry Lopez celebrate the milestone of producing the 100th episode of the How of Car Washing. David and Henry discuss their favorite and most popular past episodes and talk about how the podcast has transformed over the past 2.5 years. David and Henry also talk about the future of the How of Carwashing and the benefits listeners tell us they get as a result listening. A big thanks to all of our listeners and sponsors who supported us, and we look forward to the next 100 episodes.

Sep 25, 2019

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 18, 2019

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 11, 2019

Trade Shows for small business with industry veteran Chris Kappes. Chris is the founder and Chief Operating Officer at Exhibitshub – a technology company transforming the exhibiting experience. He shares his entrepreneurial story, including why he decided to become his own boss, and then provides his insights and tips on how to get the most from a trade show or other event for your small business. If you attend or exhibit at trade shows or other events where you have a both to promote your small business, then this episode is for you!

Sep 4, 2019

In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin talks about the value of gratitude and thankfulness and how we can apply these timeless principals in the car wash environment. David also talks about how you can take a day that’s not working for you and with a few simple techniques, quickly change your mindset into one that makes you feel fantastic and gives you energy to serve your team and your customers.

Aug 28, 2019

In this Episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin interviews his operations manager, Matt Brunk about the recent shutdown performed at one of the sites. David and Matt contrast this shutdown with one conducted last year and give listeners tips and tricks to make the shutdown go as smooth as possible.

Aug 21, 2019

In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin interviews Adam Anderson, an entrepreneur, consultant, trainer, author and cyber security expert. He shares his background, from dropping out of college to launching his own security consulting business. Adam discusses the state of cyber security and the challenges that all businesses, large and small face in today’s online world. Adam shares practical and easy to implement tips & advice on how to avoid cyber-crime at our carwash facilities.

Aug 14, 2019

In this Episode of the How of Car Washing, David and Henry discuss the challenges of leadership in the car wash environment and the characteristics of good leaders. David and Henry use excerpts the book from John C. Maxwell, “How Successful People Lead.” David and Henry talk about the 5 Levels and how owner and managers should focus on the essential elements of leadership and how leadership training and development always creates the best performing teams.

Aug 7, 2019

In part 2 of this episode of the How of Carwashing David sits down with Claudia St. John and Lisa Ritchie to discuss all things Human Resources and recruiting for your carwash. They go over topics like recruiting Millennials, keeping employees engaged, and how to effectively communicate with your carwash employees. Claudia and Lisa talk about how important it is as a manger to connect with your employees so you can lead them in the direction you want to take your small business. What are ways you can get cross generational work done? How can you get your Millennial employees to connect with your Baby Boomer employees? David, Claudia and Lisa discuss it all in this two part series!

Jul 31, 2019

In this episode of the How of Carwashing David sits down with Claudia St. John and Lisa Ritchie to discuss all things Human Resources and recruiting for your carwash. They go over topics like recruiting Millennials, keeping employees engaged, and how to effectively communicate with your carwash employees. Claudia and Lisa talk about how important it is as a manger to connect with your employees so you can lead them in the direction you want to take your small business. What are ways you can get cross generational work done? How can you get your Millennial employees to connect with your Baby Boomer employees? David, Claudia and Lisa discuss it all in this two part series!

Jul 24, 2019

In this episode of the How of Carwashing, David Begin starts a new series called “Profiles in Carwashing” where he interviews car wash owners, operators and managers who are making an impact in our industry. Our first interview is with Brian Krusz with the Sgt Clean car wash chain based in Ohio. Brian shares with us his journey into the car wash industry and how his military background has given him the tools he needs to develop his employees into leaders. Brian also shares his thoughts that led him to develop an advisory board for his car wash chain, and how the group of mentors he has surrounded himself with gives him the advice and perspective to create a great organization.

Jul 17, 2019

In this episode of The How of Carwashing, David Begin and Henry Lopez sit down and talk about way to combat overwhelm. How can eating right and exercise help you fight burn out? What benefits does keeping a planner for your business do? David discusses how only picking 3 goals to complete for the day can help you feel more accomplished and relaxed. Henry goes over how check lists help him stay organized and make sure he doesn't forget anything important.

Jul 10, 2019

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.

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