Entry #5: Serve What You Do Best


Sept. 2013 Entry 5

Our business has had the good fortune of consistent growth in the past; however, lately, we’ve been growing at a decreasing rate.  As a small certified women/minority business enterprise, we are competing against larger nationwide corporations.  In order to generate new opportunities for the company, we have decided to invest in a new facility.

Upgrading to a new facility will improve profitability and efficiency in multiple ways:

  1. We are able to expand on our core capabilities.  We formed a partnership with a company we currently provide our services to.  The new facility will have a fenced-in secure storage facility both inside and out.  We will be relocating large tourism buses to our facilities, storing them, then relocating them to their final destination after they are purchased.  We are now earning revenue three times on a single vehicle!
  2. This allows us to open up contracts to other similar current and prospective clients.
  3. Improved Operations & Service Process Structures.  We will be reorganizing the layout of the office internally to improve communication channels between dispatch and drivers as well as between Sales/Marketing and clients.
  4. We are currently strategically located with our headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana. A glance at the nation’s map will show this area – the greater Calumet region – is the nation’s transportation hub. Just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, CLR provides easy access to major transportation facilities, including interstate highways, major airports, and rail and bus terminals.

These are just a few of the benefits that come with moving into our new facility.  It was a big decision to make; however, the changes put the control in our hands.  Instead of relying on technology to make a difference, we are expanding our capabilities to improve operations so we can more effectively do what we do best—personal customer service.


Nick Mohamed, 

Sales & Marketing Specialist
CLR Auto Transport
8350 Whitcomb Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Tel: (219) 795-1040
Tel: (888) 257-2677
Fax: (219) 795-1456
PS–Here’s a link to check out our progress: http://www.clrautotransport.com/clr-blog/clr-is-expanding

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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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