The stereotypical view of a garage is one of greasy overalls and nuts and bolts, but the industry is changing. A few years ago, I decided to swap my mechanic's tools for a business toolbox and adopt a different approach to running my independent garage. It was quite an ambitious project for someone who wasn't from a typical business background, but it was a worthwhile and successful exercise. As a family-run garage business, it is up to us to market our business, win more trade and create a name for ourselves as an important part of the local business community.
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