How having purpose, passion and a plan helped me overcome challenges at my coffeehouse and can help your business, too.
Tire Review Editor Patti Renner discusses the inspiration behind the December cover story and the essential qualities of leadership.
For the past six months, I’ve been lucky to travel across North America and spend time with tire dealers, distributors and manufacturers at various events and conferences. The theme I hear most is that “change is upon us,” and independent tire dealers who embrace the trends and position themselves well are the ones who will
Some say the proverbial dark clouds are forming on the horizon, heading this way fast. Consolidation within the industry, manufacturers selling direct and/or online, shrinking profit margins, rising employment costs, a shift toward digital, competition from big box stores and car dealers – I could go on. The combined perfect storm of pressure upon the
When I ask successful tire dealers what they do, I hear things like, “We try to make someone’s day better,” and “We keep families safe,” and “Whatever it takes to serve the customer,” or “We set an example, to make a positive impact on our community.” Rarely does selling tires come up first. So this
It’s been a few weeks since the calling hours and funeral of Billy Scheier. Somewhere in Virginia his son, Bill Jr., is probably in a classroom, searching for a new normal without his biggest fan. Wife, Wendy, is probably missing him every day, summoning the strength to smile when asked how she’s doing: “I’m fine.”
Welcome to Tire Review’s SourceBook 2016. In the pages that follow, you’ll find the latest numbers, details and statistics based on in-depth research gathered from across our industry. The information in this issue is designed to help tire dealers better understand the market forces and global industry that directly impacts their business on a daily
As the new editor of Tire Review, it’s a true privilege to be in this role, serving the tire industry and its members with the information you need most to be stay ahead and stay successful. To quote my predecessor, the late Jim Smith, “This is your magazine. We are simply its caretaker.” In the
Dear tire industry and Tire Review readers, We are still waiting for word from Jim’s family on final arrangements and will pass the information to you when it is available. We thank you for your messages of support and will be sure to share them with his family. As a tribute to Jim, we will
Due to the recent passing of longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith, we’d like to take a look back at Jim’s start with the magazine. Jim started working with Tire Review in October 1999. He had just moved back from Nashville after stints with Stumpf Bartels Advertising and Bridgestone Americas. Click here for the column
Longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith devoted his life to the tire and automotive industry and the people who worked in it. After nearly 30 years in the industry, Jim was honored for his dedication to independent tire dealers with the Ed Wagner Leadership Award during the 2014 Tire Industry Honors event in Las Vegas.