Jillian owner of Braeside Automotive

Jillian owns and operates an automotive workshop called Braeside Automotive. Jillian took a chance on purchasing the automotive workshop two years ago. With a background in online marketing and a daughter who had just begun her mechanics apprenticeship, Jillian dived into the automotive industry. This interview shares her journey and how much fun she has had along the way.

41sec Jillian tells us how she got into the automotive industry
1.20min Inspiration to begin a business starts from Jilian’s daughter
3.11min How many workers in Jillians workshop and what she learns from her workmates
4.13min With no experience Jillian tells us who has supported her along the way
5.09min How Jillian learnt about all the software and parts places related to mechanics, which in turn inspired her to teach through class’s
6.39min How to book a “check your engine class”
7.09min Mechanics is a customer facing roll the importance of customer service
7.35min How Jillian sourced customers for her business and got herself and Braeside Automotive out there
8.35min Social Media’s role in assisting “word of mouth” for a business.
9.17min Jillian looks to her daughter as inspiration
9.32min How you can find out more about Braeside Automotive
10.04min Jillian says she would like to see more women in the industry
11.10min Jillian suggests some strategies to get more women into the industry
12.05min Tips on how to get into the automotive industry
12.56min Get in touch with Jillian
13.28min Show notes

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