11 episodes

The Gain Traction podcast features top automotive entrepreneurs and experts and shares their inspiring stories.

Gain Traction Neal Maier and David Christopher

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The Gain Traction podcast features top automotive entrepreneurs and experts and shares their inspiring stories.

    Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees with Mike Allen

    Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees with Mike Allen

    On this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Neal Maier sits down with Mike Allen, CEO of Carfix, to discuss the best practices for recruiting — and retaining — a top-notch team. Mike talks about the tough competition for finding talented technicians, how employee expectations are changing, his strategies for finding the right employees, and his goals for the culture at Carfix. Stay tuned!

    • 19 min
    Changing the Money Conversation with Jeff Tucker

    Changing the Money Conversation with Jeff Tucker

    On this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Mike Edge sits down with Jeff Tucker, CEO of Triple T Tire and Tapps, to discuss how adding customer payment plans can drive your business forward. Jeff talks about why he came back to the family business after college instead of pursuing mechanical engineering, the inspiration behind the Tapps App, and how using the app has benefitted his customers.

    • 25 min
    How to Take Strategic Business Risks with Jarid Lundeen

    How to Take Strategic Business Risks with Jarid Lundeen

    On this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Mike Edge sits down with Jarid Lundeen, President of Tires Plus of North Dakota, to discuss how work ethic, taking risks, and building smart business models got him where he is today. Jarid talks about how he ended up in the tire industry, the milestones he is most proud of, and why he wasn’t afraid to try where others failed.

    • 28 min
    The Recipe for a Successful Website in the Tire Industry with Matt Peters of Tireweb Marketing

    The Recipe for a Successful Website in the Tire Industry with Matt Peters of Tireweb Marketing

    On this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Neal Maier talks with Business Development Manager at Tireweb Marketing, Matt Peters, about the recipe for success when building your tire and wheel website. They discuss why websites are beneficial for tire companies, how to implement SEO strategies that work, the importance of understanding your market, and much more. Stay tuned!

    • 17 min
    Developing Trust in the Automotive Industry with Tommy Gaynor of Gaynor’s Automotive

    Developing Trust in the Automotive Industry with Tommy Gaynor of Gaynor’s Automotive

    On this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Mike Edge sits down with Tommy Gaynor, President and CEO of Gaynor’s Automotive, to talk about the driving force of the automobile industry. They discuss the importance of employee appreciation, stability and business development, overcoming the pandemic, and much more. Get behind the wheel and stay tuned! 

    • 21 min
    Customer Satisfaction, Franchising, and Marketing in the Auto Care Industry with Andy Fiffick of Rad Air

    Customer Satisfaction, Franchising, and Marketing in the Auto Care Industry with Andy Fiffick of Rad Air

    On this episode of the Gain Traction Podcast, Mike Edge talks with President and CEO of Rad Air Complete Car Care, Andy Fiffick, about all aspects of the auto care industry from a management level. They discuss how to ensure customer satisfaction, the benefits of franchising, tips for marketing your auto care company, and much more. Stay tuned!

    • 29 min

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