Heavy-duty: 2023 HDAW event theme is ‘Shift. Adapt. Grow.’
DRIVE, a coaching and management company in North America, is hosting its upcoming DRIVE EXPO in Orlando, Fla., that will feature specialized training sessions, presentations from industry leaders, workshops built just for a shop owner’s needs, the EXPO floor with companies handpicked for owners, and multiple networking opportunities to talk and learn from both shop owners and industry leaders.
This four-day event, from August 25 to 28 is jam packed with workshops, vendors, and panels available to attendees.
DRIVE will be featuring presentations focused on training. This includes “Train Your Team to Gain Freedom and Success” and “The Teach You Need May Be Right In Front Of You”. These two courses will teach you how to recruit new employees, move your current employees up the ladder, and how to properly train the team you have. They will also go into the importance of being able to step away from your business to let it run itself. You’ll be able to learn new, advanced training techniques and vital information pertaining to recruiting the talent you want.
This year, “How to Survive Extreme Inflation” presented by Jim Saeli, one of DRIVE’s workshop instructors, will show you how you can remain profitable despite inflation. You’ll also have the chance to attend the “Best Time to Plan Your Exit From the Shop is the Day You Open” workshop. During this time, the host will go over the four main options on how to exit your business and the steps to succession.
You’ll also have the chance to stop by and talk to each of DRIVE’s departments. At the Agency Services section, you can learn all about our current services and the upcoming technology services we’ll be offering soon, like Google My Business, Search Engine Optimization, Direct Mail, Email Marketing, Blog Posts, and more. DRIVE clients can soon use the CRM Marketing APP and the Reputation and Review Management App, both focused on creating and maintaining your image with current and potential customers. Our suite of digital products and services will take your shop’s marketing presence to the next level, increasing your new client car count as well as getting the most out of your current client base.
You can also have a chat with our Account Rep Team or our Professional Services team. These are the people you talk to the most–the coaches. Our Product Development team can discuss how each offering can help you achieve your business goals.
DRIVE is determined to bring industry leaders to help today’s shop owner. This year, attendees will hear from Babcox Media, AutoVitals, Shop Monkey, Stenson Tamaddon, and many more. Andrew Markel, the Director of Technical Content for Babcox Media, will be holding a panel on How Customers are Changing Today. During this panel, everyone will discuss recent surveys and data regarding automotive service and the shifts in the ownership cycle of vehicles.
These four days will be full of learning new techniques, talking directly to industry leaders, and networking with your fellow shop owners.