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Tint World Named a Top Global Franchise

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has been ranked no. 162 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Global Franchise list for 2022. The recognition follows the franchise’s eighth consecutive appearance in Entrepreneur’s competitive Franchise 500 earlier this year. Tint World also appeared in the magazine’s 2021 Top Global Franchise rankings. “The […]

STEK USA Announces E-Commerce Site

STEK USA released its new online ordering site where users can view available products with images and descriptions, select variable shipping speeds and change addresses, add and use different payment methods and view previous orders and tracking information.

It’s Time for U.S. Small Businesses to Care About Mental Health

Recently, the Society of Human Resources Executives surveyed approximately 3,100 HR executives about the benefits their companies are providing and of course the obvious ones – healthcare, retirement and paid time off – made the top of the list. Click here to read more.

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Competition Corner: Salvador Hurtado

An accomplished musician and tinter, Salvador Hurtado is one of the most exciting personalities in the industry. With a Grammy and a tint-off first place medal under his belt, what can’t he do? Big things are on the horizon for Hurtado, and competing demonstrates how he’s gotten to where he is today. WF: What inspired […]

Enter the Dealer Spirit Contest and Show Off Your Team Spirit At WFCT 2022

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) wants to celebrate your shop spirit! Teams will be encouraged to get creative with it, and we’ll share the fun on social media with your company name tagged. Have your team stop by the registration information desk on-site during show hours to take your shop’s group photo. […]

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The New Guy

By Chris Collier
Assistant Editor, Window Film Magazine

The New Guy San Antonio Snippets

I visited San Antonio from June 6-10, taking in the sights and sounds of the city and meeting with several film dealers ahead of the 21st Annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). Day one of the show is 84 days away, and excitement is building. Seeking Support Jaime Wheeler founded Alamo City Window […]

Upside-Down Thinking

By Patric Fransko
President, Eye Magnet Management

Upside-Down Thinking 3 Things I Learned From Attending Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeCon #1

I am writing this article on my return flight home from VeeCon #1. VeeCon, the brainchild of Gary Vaynerchuk, was a four-day super-conference that combined tech and culture and was centered on how Web 3.0 is just beginning to change the entire landscape. The list of speakers was exhaustive and the evening’s musical acts were […]

Film Focus

By Tara Taffera
Editorial Director, Window Film Magazine

Upside-Down Thinking Customer Experience is King. Are You Slaying it?

I recently returned from a sales summit targeted towards the home improvement industry. The audience, which ranged from owners to sales representatives and other personnel, received rapid-fire information from all angles for three days. I came away with dozens of insights for companies with anything to do with consumer sales. Let’s face it, that’s what […]

A New Hat

By Cheyanne Kahele
Owner, Kaloko Tinting

A New Hat Delegating Tasks to Team Members

There is a simple reason I don’t drive when our team is heading to and from jobs. It is not because I don’t enjoy the tranquility of the roadway. It is simply because my abilities are better allocated to various tasks that I can complete during the drive. Strengths and Weaknesses I delegate the task […]

The Cornerman

By Chris West
Director of Automotive Films, XPEL

The Cornerman Operating With a Type A Personality

I was a year into running my paint protection film business when my father stopped by to chat after finishing work. I was installing a partial hood, and while we talked, I proceeded to rip the film off and re-do it three times. He didn’t say anything but clearly could see my frustration. As I […]

Changing Tides

By Kristy Yelle
Co-owner, Palmetto Protection Films

Changing Tides Breaking Down Mid-Year Reviews

The end of June has arrived, and we are halfway through 2022. Has your business completed its mid-year review yet? Do you know what a mid-year review is? If the answer to either of those questions is “no,” let me help you grasp the importance of completing one now. It’s an essential check-in—or check-up—on the […]

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