In this Shop Owner Success Webinar, host Jimmy Lea was joined by Cecil Bullard, founder of the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence and Seth Thorson, owner of Eurotech Auto in Minneapolis, MN. to talk about some of the basics of Succession Planning that all shop owners should know. Our panelists get into a discussion about how to establish an exit strategy for retirement which includes a succession plan, transferring ownership of the business, and paying taxes. They share first-hand experience about how to change business ownership either by selling, closing, or handing the business to successors.
In this webinar Jimmy Lea and estate planning specialist Daniela Lungu for an in-depth introduction into estate planning for shop owners. You will find out what documents are required and how to use Revocable Living Trusts to avoid Estate Taxes and Probate. You will find out how to use Advance Health Care Directives and Durable Power of Attorney to avoid Conservatorships. And, you will learn about how to effectively protect your family, your business, and your estate. Learn how to effectively use trusts to keep the court out of your family and your business. About Daniela Lungu Daniela Lungu, founder of the Law Offices of Daniela Lungu, devotes her law practice to asset protection through estate and business planning. Ms. Lungu’s goal is to provide the people of the Bay Area and California with the highest quality, and most personalized legal services possible. Her attention to detail and a high level of communication with her clientele distin ... read more
The video above is an introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform which enables auto shop owners with the tools they need to track and manage all aspects of marketing, and communications with current and potential shop customers. Notice that the video is enabled with an interactive chapter menu that will allow you to jump directly between the sections which interest you most. Just click the menu icon at the bottom of the video player or the menu overlay on the screen.
San Jose, CA - Oct. 11, 2018: Kukui Corporation, the maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has formed a partnership with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) to help conquer financial barriers to success faced by auto repair shop owners. In this partnership, shops who join both MWACA and Kukui, receive financial support that enables them to participate in the auto repair industry’s most engaged education and mentoring organization and to also take advantage of the most advanced suite of products available to auto repair shops. Kukui and MWACA are both driven by similar missions of enabling success and excellence in the independent auto service industry. Kukui supports this mission through the creation of an integrated suite of software and services proven to enable repair organizations to succeed in a very competitive business. MWACA drives pr ... read more
Over the past several months Kukui joined Richard Rawlings and crew for the second season of the hit Discovery Channel program Garage Rehab. Kukui supports the shop featured in each episode with a new website designed to help them revitalize their marketing efforts and achieve ultimate success. In the Garage Rehab series, Richard Rawlings and his team travel the country to find struggling shops that need help. In each episode, Rawlings takes over a shop, making all decisions for the business as he works to revamp and revitalize the enterprise using his entrepreneurial savvy, deep knowledge of the auto industry and marketing skills to transform the struggling garages into profitable businesses. “We just wrapped Garage Rehab season two and I can't wait for the premiere in September!” said Richard Rawlings. “When I invest in a garage, not only do we rehab the shop, we also rehab the shops marketing with a new high-end website built by Kukui. If I’m working ha ... read more
Kukui is pleased to welcome Cecil Bullard and the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence to the Kukui Certified Coaches program. IFORABE was easily identified as a candidate for Kukui Certified with unsolicited recommendations from a multitude of their clients, and other coaches in the industry. The Institute as a whole and its team members individually all practice the key tenets of the Kukui Certified program as part of their regular business practice, leveraging their decades of experience in the industry to help their clients improve their business and personal lives equally. Going the extra mile, they teach their clients to similarly focus on achieving success by providing the best customer service, the strongest support for their teams, and being a force in their communities. The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence is a nationally respected company that guides business o ... read more
Kukui is grateful to welcome Automotive Training Institute (ATI) as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Kukui Certified coaches and coaching organizations are evaluated across several criteria including; how they help shop owners improve their business and their well being, their longevity and sustainability in the industry, and their commitment both the industry and the community. After visiting 100's of shops across north America and reviewing before and after data to determine how ATI has driven their success, we ask them one question would they recommend ATI to another shop owner. The answer was always yes. "ATI is the embodiment of the mission of the Kukui Certified Coaches program." -- Todd Westerlund, CEO - Kukui "Our coaching team lives by our mission of driving both profits and dreams for our clients making them a success in their business and personal lives. And Kukui Certif ... read more
Kukui developers are continually adding new integration support for software that we believe will help our clients succeed. Kukui now supports TireConnect website integration for clients that may be using that service. With TireConnect you are in control of your inventory, tire and labor prices. Their software gives you access to major wholesalers’ inventory automatically and provides you with tools to add your in-stock tires. Check out how Kukui + TireConnect can help you increase tire sales below. Kukui Website Integration Make it easy for your customers to find the tires they need with the help of Kukui websites and TireConnect. The TireConnect portal seamlessly integrates with Kukui landing pages, generating an easy-to-use tool for your customers to find the tires they need. You have the opportunity to display as much information as you'd like, or if you prefer to have your customers call you to request information that is possible as well.  ... read more
Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has named the ACT Group as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Through a review of the ACT Group’s background, the success of ACT Group’s customers, and analysis of actual data for those shops, Kukui Corporation has identified the ACT Group as a top-tier coaching organization and recommends them as a key partner for Kukui customers. More About Kukui Certified The mission of the Kukui Certified program is to single out organizations and individuals that are best suited for Kukui customers to achieve the maximum success and return on investment with their vendors. Recipients are chosen based on actual results of success with Kukui customers and through a recommendation of those customers. Final certification is based on several ye ... read more
San Jose, CA - March 7, 2018: Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has launched a new recognition program for the independent automotive industry. Through this program coaching and training organizations, software providers, and repair shops that meet a rigid set of standards and best practices are identified and promoted through the partnership with Kukui Certified. In the inaugural phase of the Kukui Certified program, the company evaluated dozens of coaches and training organizations and has identified only a handful of “Top-Tier” members. In the next phase, Kukui will evaluate software and service providers in search of the best of the best. The goal of these first two phases is to single out organizations and individuals that are best suited for Kukui customers to achieve maximum success and return on investment from their vendors. In the third phase of the program ... read more