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Flag Day in the United States

Flag Day in the United States

Although we celebrate the birthday of the United States on July 4th we celebrate the Flag on June 14th.  Flag day first originated when a schoolteacher named BJ Cigrand assigned the students in his Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School to observe the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes as what he called then 'Flag Birthday' on June 14th, 1885. On the same day in 1889, a kindergarten teacher in New York City named George Balch planned some ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution celebrated Flag Day. In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits ... read more

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15 Golden Nuggets of Customer Service Success

15 Golden Nuggets of Customer Service Success

  In this Shop Owners Success webinar Jimmy Lea is joined by Nancy Friedman the "Telephone Doctor" who will discuss how to get brand & company customer loyalty. You get less than 20 seconds when a customer walks into your shop or calls and asks a question. It’s those 20 seconds that means the sale. Improving your company’s approach to customer interactions can have a noticeable impact on customer retention, renewal, and satisfaction. Nancy’s Golden Nuggets program is unique, engaging, entertaining and educating. You’ll be laughing and learning ideas, tips, skills and techniques you’ll use immediately and forever to ensure your business captures & navigates that important call. Watch more webinars in the Shop Owner Success series at Kukui.com

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Grow your money and use it along the way. Just like the banks

Grow your money and use it along the way. Just like the banks

In this breakthrough webinar, Wealth Strategist Derick Van Ness will address the entrepreneur’s ultimate dilemma: “Do I invest my money? Or keep it available to grow my businesses?” You’ll never need to decide again because Derick will show you how to do BOTH by building your own banking system! He will teach you to utilize money in a way that less than 1% of the population understands so you can prosper with almost no extra effort required. This is the same way the wealthiest families in America have built and perpetuated wealth for generations. Derick will methodically break down how to create financial certainty so you can sleep well at night, why you may never need a crummy bank loan again, and how you can compound the profits in your business by getting your money to do more than one job at a time. By the time he’s done, you’ll wonder why you’ve never seen this before, and be amazed it can be so simple. You won’t want to miss it ... read more

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They did it, and so can you! Succession planning success.

They did it, and so can you! Succession planning success.

  Like snowflakes, no two succession plans are exactly the same. In this Shop Owner Success webinar, Jimmy Lea welcomes two former shop owners who successfully transitioned their business to their successors. You'll get the inside scoop from Ron Haugen from Westside Auto Pros, and Joe Sevart from I-70 Auto Service about what they did to make it work. Whether you are selling to a trusted family member or top manager, this plan needs to be a top priority

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Succession Planning for Shop Owners

Succession Planning for Shop Owners

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. 

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An Introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform

An Introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform

  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. 

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Kukui Partners with MWACA to Support Independent Auto Service Industry

Kukui Partners with MWACA to Support Independent Auto Service Industry

    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 driv ... read more

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Kukui joins Richard Rawlings for Season 2 of Garage Rehab

Kukui joins Richard Rawlings for Season 2 of Garage Rehab

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

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Kukui now supports TireConnect integration

Kukui now supports TireConnect integration

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

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"Do-it-Yourself SEO" Webinar

"Do-it-Yourself SEO" Webinar

Trisha Vasquez, Sr. Regional Manager of Kukui, and Kaeli Gardner, Marketing Manager at AskPatty.com, partnered up for an insightful "Do-It-Yourself SEO" webinar. Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, can be an intimidating topic for small business owners. This webinar will walk you through the definition and importance of SEO, and how you can get started on making your website more Google-friendly. Check out the video re-cap below: For questions or to request a demo: Trisha Vasquez - Kukui [email protected] | (408) 667-9051 Kaeli Gardner - AskPatty.com [email protected] | (805) 409-3603 Stay tuned for more Webinars by following us on Facebook:

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