Category Archives: Business Advice

Franchise Advantages

VIOC Franchise Advantages Over Other Retailers

Three successful Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ Franchisees, Michael Ferri, Chris Malone, and Don Smith tell why they chose VIOC over other retailers. Amongst all three owners, common franchise advantages emerge that make VIOC a good bet over other retail businesses: Leadership from VIOC including ready-made and support systems; Personal experience of corporate management through VIOC-run company […]

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 […]

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 […]

Franchise Location

4 Tips to Find The Perfect Quick Lube Franchise Location

Finding the right franchise location for your business can be a challenge. One of the oldest sayings in business is “location, location, location.”  Unfortunately, though we might get sick of hearing it, a big part of success is “location.”  The quick lube market can be competitive and you need to position your business in the […]

New Career Direction

Take on a New Career Direction with an Oil Change Franchise

One of the great things about Valvoline Instant Oil Change is the opportunity that it offers for franchisees to take a new career direction. Jump Into Business Ownership and Be Your Own Boss You don’t have to be an automotive expert to succeed.  In fact, many VIOC franchisees started their professional lives in completely different […]

oil change industry

The Affordable Care Act is Affecting the Oil Change Industry

By Melissa L., contributing writer from Vende Social Normally, a reasonable person wouldn’t think that medical insurance could affect the oil change industry.  But the Affordable Care Act is having an effect that reaches far beyond medical insurance. Doctors are Ready to Leave the Health Care Industry Doctors and other health professionals are thinking hard about […]