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Welcome to the Automotive Service Business Network

"The first and only resource sharing network connecting the Automotive Aftermarket"

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If you are part of or affiliated with the Automotive Service Industry, here in BC, you're in for a treat because we have succeeded in bringing together the resources from all facets of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry together...... under one roof.

Whether you are a trainee, a seasoned professional, a small business or a major supplier, we all depend on each other for the continued advancement of our businesses and our careers. So, it just makes sense to have one platform where we can all benefit from each other’s business strengths and personal experiences to advance our businesses, our careers and ultimately, our industry.

Most of all you want resources and more resources. You also want it quick, simple and easy to access and no junk mail in your inbox.

Oh, you also want it FREE.

Well, we're here to deliver.

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Members Have Full Access To;

A Huge Library of Industry Links

What a great idea!

Scour the internet for all, yes all, web sites and pages that are relevent to our industry and catalog them for easy retrieval.weblinks

Why?

Because most sites that are important to us will not show up in a Google search that is designed for the general public.

Because we want direct and immediate access when we need them without having to go searching again and again.

Because many of us are not skilled enough at searching the web for consistant results.

The Link Library is our own index to the Automotive Industry.

 

All Divisions of Our Network

Bringing the total industry together under one roof may look like an impossible task, but it really isn't.asbn logo3

Our business owners, managers and technicians may have their own individual interests and there are really good reasons to have businesses that cater specifically to each of these groups. But, what's interesting though, is that both of these groups overlap interests and blend into each other for common goals: the growth and success of a retail automotive sevice business and an individual career.

So, why not have divisions that cater to a group's individual needs but put them together in one environment, where each can share and contribute to the  common goals? It just makes sense.

The Office and the Tech Center are main divisions with their own lists of invividual focuses but we've created other divisions that feed the needs of everyone; The Link Library, the Tool Room and the Supplier Pages.

Each division performs like individual web sites, with it's own subjects and focuses but are also linked to shared resouces throughout the platform to simplify your experience. 

The stage is set for a well organized Resouce Library for a total industry.

Blogs and Articles

Everybody has something to say and something to contribute that can only help this industry forward.articles

Articles are pieces of information that we simply wish to share and become permanent resource material within each division of the ASBN library.

Blogs are articles about topics that invite discussions. They too are divided into their related divisions for direct access and may evolve into

permant articles for the library.

All members are encoraged to submit articles or open a Blog discussion.

It's what keeps the wheels of progress going. 

 

Catalogues

cataloguesCatalogueing the Automotive Industry on the internet will alwys be at the core of ASBN for good and logical reasons;

  • Less that 20% of all web pages have been properly indexed or optimized for high results in search engines. This means not getting the results of a search through Google, Bing or Yahoo doesn't mean the site doesn't exist, it just may not have been optimized. What's really interesting is that most of what we're looking for shouldn't be optimized for the general consumer. Cataloguing them is the solution.
  • There is still a high percentage of users in this industry who have little success of finding what they're looking for on the internet. Catalogues and directories are simple to use, precise and permanent, putting all users on a level playing field, increasing productivity in the workplace.

ASBN's libraries are growing every day thanks to our members contributing their links, ideas and valuable nuggets of information.

This is, of course, your own network to buid and develop as we all want it to. So, changes, additions and ideas are just an email away.

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Classifieds (NEW)

Classifieds may not be an information resourse, but they are an important resourse tool.classifieds

Nearly every business has tools, equipment or inventory that need a new home. Even the business itself may be looking for a new owner.

How about employment? We're always looking for proffessionals to fill our ranks and individuals may be looking for new challenges.

The problem is that consumer classifieds may not be the best platform to get the reults you need because only those within this industry would be intersested in what you have to offer.

So, it only makes sence that our industry has its own.

Special Note;

As an introductory special, all ads posted to the ASBN Classifieds will be FREE to all members.

This offer will end on June 30th, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Forums

Most of us have ventured into forums to talk about one thing or another. Yes, Facebook is a forum.whiner But, when it comes to talking to other professionals, within this industry, the options get quite slim.

The most popular is IATN.net. The problem is that since they have become so international, wanting to talk about Canadian vehicles or Canadian issues, let alone BC issues, we get little response. Oh, by the way, we have every online help and resource forum linked and listed in the Link Library.

Since ASBN is Canadian and we are focusing on the thousands within this industry right here in BC, having our own forums is just the right thing to do.

Each division has their own sections, it is monitored and it's open to 'members only' to give us the freedom to talk turkey.

We also have our own group on LinkedIn, which is open to all professionals of our industry across the country.

If you want you can check it out. Just click on the logo.

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Hundreds of Quick Tips

lightbulbThere are just some things you don't learn through books or courses and can only be learned through experience........or be passed down from others with experience.

Throughout our network we have hundreds of members willing to pass on their Tool Tips, Tech Tips and Office Tips. We also have plans and instructions to make your own tools and  new uses for older tools.

The whole idea is to "pass it forward" to make this industry and our jobs just a little bit easier and a lot more proffessional.

"Knowledge is the one thing you can give away and still keep."

Multiple Directories

yellow pagesDirectories can offer more details and functions than simple catalogues.

So, we're taking that to the next level.

To date, our most ambitious project is the Supplier Pages.

This is an expanded directory to house all our suppliers, potential suppliers and vendors whose focus is on the commercial side of our industry.

It's purpose is to not only eliminate the drawer filled with business cards, but to create a whole new world of business opportunities by bringing our valued suppliers closer to us where we can find them when we need them. It's simple; we need them and they need us.

Note; Due to regulations, we cannot populate the Supplier Pages without their consent. So, we need everyone's help by asking all the sales reps and suppliers to sign up for their FREE listing.

Another directory worth mentioning is the Diagnostic Portal.(in the Tool Room)

Shopping for electronic diagnostic equipment has become a real burden for many. So, one solution that will help is to have all the available tools in one directory, with all their features, to simplify the shopping experience.

Videos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth volumes.video

It's really great that today's technology allows everyone to produce a short film and post it online for the world to see. For us, in this industry, many of the repair manuals are sometimes quite vague and having a video on the repair brings so much clarity and gives us the confidence to do the job correctly and efficiently, the first time.

Then there are the tips and tricks that make us look like geniuses, the personal builds that really show our 'moxie', courses and seminars to help us get to where we want to be, incredible inventions and discoveries that could, one day, change our industry and finally some humor to break the monotony. Plus, unlike many video sites, all videos are permanently catalogued so you can find them quickly. Isn't that what a reference library should be?  

As an ASBN member, you can upload your own or add interesting ones you found from other public sites. Plus, you have your own file system to manage your uploads.  This way, everyone gets to share your discoveries, the library grows and you can start cleaning out your closet of saved favorites and bookmarks.

The future is looking great.   

And There's More;

ASBN's Home Page is Also Your News Center

Here, we bring you live feeds from CBC News and Sports, BC News and Autosphere News, the latest tips, blogs, articles and videos from all the divisions and finish it off with some humor and some popular links. From checking your lottery numbers to checking local gas prices, there's something for everybody and a real good reason to make ASBN your shop's start page or home page when you open your internet browser.

For Professionals Only

ASBN is designed for the professionals and affiliates of this industry and although it is free to use any time, you must be registered and logged in to access it. Logged in members will automatically be taken to the Home Page.

There are two sound reasons to keep ASBN a private network;

  • You need the confidence in knowing only those who are part of this industry can view and share this library.
  • We want you to have the freedom to contribute to the growth of our industry by really becoming a part of ASBN. That means reporting errors, sending us links and content that are important or just interesting and making suggestions for improvements or add-ons you feel may be useful for the rest of us.

You can't do that in a public site.

Are you ready to become part of the network that empowers each and every one of us to evolve this industry?

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Thank You and Enjoy!

 

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