VIOC Blog

Addicted to Stress

Workaholics are Addicted to Stress – Are you?

In some cases, stress is a good thing, but is being addicted to stress a good thing?  It is a physiological process that helps you get out of danger.  Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline are released from the adrenal gland to increase your heart rate, your blood pressure and to help you see.  At […]

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Quick Lube Franchise owners

Profile of Our Quick Lube Franchise Owners

Tony Puckett, President of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM, describes the “profile” of a successful quick lube franchise owner as “driven.” While all of the VIOC franchisees are unique, different from the first franchisee to the most recent, each one is an entrepreneur with a drive for success.  According to Puckett, successful franchisees are relentless in pursuit […]

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Starting a Second Career

Starting a Second Career in the Oil Change Business

As the American public ages, more people who are “retirement age” aren’t really ready to quit working.  You may have had a successful career working for someone else, but you think it is time to step out on your own.  You may be only 50 years old, and want to switch jobs but worry about […]

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profitable franchises

Profitable Franchises Start with Teamwork & Communication

Both the franchise and the franchisees of VIOC believe that profitable franchises are created with teamwork, communication, and collaboration.  VIOC franchisees like Chris Malone, who owns 13 VIOC stores, says he feels that the Valvoline corporate management want input from its franchisees and they make the independent owners “part of the process.” Valvoline Instant Oil […]

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Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

10 of the Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

The internet has all kinds of information on just about any subject you might want to know about.  As an entrepreneur, you are probably too busy to surf the web but there are some sites that you may find that you “just can’t live without.” These websites offer all kids of tips and news about […]

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Business Culture

Pursue Greatness with VIOC’s Unique Business Culture

Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise owner, Cathy McGuire says that joining the VIOC business culture was like being accepted into a really cool club.  She says people are the reason why they opened their first franchise and now own seven stores. A Partnership Between Corporate Management and Franchise Owners Dick Jacobsen, another VIOC owner, agrees […]

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