VISION Instructor Series: Hunt Demarest.

By: Hunt Demarest; Hunt will be teaching “Transitioning Your Business” at the VISION 2024 conference on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

In 2015, my first encounter with VISION was nothing short of a revelation. Unlike other automotive conferences that I’ve been a part of, VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo stands out as a beacon of innovation and comprehensive learning. It’s not just an event; it’s an automotive experience that seamlessly blends owner and management training, technical expertise, and vendor showcases into a single, dynamic event. This isn’t your typical industry gathering – it’s an automotive revolution.

Sheri and the MWACA board have orchestrated an extraordinary platform that brings together the best in technical training and management consultancy. Picture this: the industry’s top educators converging under one roof, sharing insights, and creating an educational atmosphere that is nothing short of electrifying. VISION isn’t just impressive; it’s a testament to the unparalleled educational scope that awaits you.

What sets VISION apart is not just its remarkable lineup of speakers and trainers but also the exceptional value it brings to everyone in the automotive service industry. The diversity and depth of the classes offered are a true highlight. Imagine immersing yourself in sessions led by various instructors, each bringing a unique perspective that enriches both owners and employees alike.

As a VISION instructor this year, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be leading a management course on Thursday afternoon titled “Transitioning Your Business: Buying, Selling and Everything in Between.” Drawing on my extensive experience in accounting for automotive repair shops, I’ll be sharing practical, applicable insights for shop owners at any stage of their business journey. We’ll delve into the fundamental principles of business valuation, explore non-financial factors impacting business value, and strategize on optimizing tax benefits during sales. Crafting long-term succession plans and understanding the intricacies of selling to key employees or family members will also be in focus. Get ready for a session filled not only with foundational knowledge but also actionable strategies that will elevate your financial expertise and deepen your understanding of the business landscape.

Whether you’re flying solo, bringing your management team, or rolling in with your entire shop, VISION is the event you simply can’t afford to miss. It’s more than an expo; it’s a celebration of automotive excellence, an organized symphony of industry preparation, and an invitation to join us in the high-energy world of VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and immersed in the future of automotive service!

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