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Dare I say it...soon enough, it’s going to be winter, and when winter comes...you’re not going to share another Game of Thrones meme...but you are going to ensure that everyone (your staff, your vendors, etc.) is prepared for what happens in winter - such as holidays, bad weather, illness...maybe even snowball fights.
So, what kind of…Continue
Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.…Continue
It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process…Continue
Anyone that knows me knows that I enjoy writing about our industry and reviewing conferences after I attend them. Well it has been 2.5 years since I attended my last Digital Dealer conference in Orlando, FL. After 2.5 years of not attending I missed the vibe, the networking and the opportunities that this incredible conference provides to both dealers and vendor partners. From the moment I arrived felt at home, full of…Continue
Let me start off by stressing the word social, these are going to be topics, events and days of interest that you can use to be conversation pieces with people in your online communities. None will be car specific but instead topics that might stimulate two-way conversations and recognition. People are pretty smart, they know ABC Toyota sells Toyota’s, you don’t have to tell them every day.
These topics will fall into the fun section of my 4-3-2-1 Rule of Facebook Posting. Each month,…Continue
BY LOLLY DASKAL @LOLLYDASKALThe way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for…Continue
BY JOHN BOITNOTT @JBOITNOTT The woman who turned a $1,000 real estate loan into a $66 million business has much to say about entrepreneurship, success and business. We would all do well to listen.As the only female shark on "Shark Tank," Barbara Corcoran is seriously swimming in the deep end, but more than…Continue
By: JACQUELYN SMITHShared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThere's plenty of advice out there on how to work hard, seize opportunities, and succeed, says Deepak Chopra in a recent LinkedIn post. "[But] more attention needs to be paid to what not to do, especially…Continue
BY TOMASZ TUNGUZ @TTUNGUZ A toolkit for structuring one of the most powerful management tools Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant The startups that build and retain the best teams develop a huge competitive advantage. It's no surprise that managers are the most important influencers of team development and retention. The most frequent and consequently most powerful tool for managers to coach, develop, and lead their teams are…Continue
BY JOHN BRANDON @JMBRANDONBB Need to get someone's attention by email? Try leading with one of these phrases. Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant I process email for a living, or at least it seems that way most of the time. Hundreds of new messages arrive on a daily basis, some of them so dull and uninformative they make me want to go find a pencil and jam it into my spleen. Others start with something a little juicier, a little…Continue
An Article by John Phillips published in Car and Driver.I live in a locale where it is fashionable—maybe mandatory—to excoriate the federal government for pretty much everything, from bark-beetle infestations to the “pernicious” pasteurization of milk to the disappearance of well-managed whorehouses where you could smoke before and after, well, anything at all.One particularly incendiary conversation starter is the government bailout of Chrysler and GM, despite an outcome so buoyant that it…Continue
BY ALISON DAVIS @ALISONBDAVISThe more you focus on what your team members need, the more successfully you'll manage themShared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI'm sure you're a regular reader of Us Weekly, that important chronicle of culture and…Continue