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Great News! All New 2015 Honda's now come with Free 24hr Roadside Assistance!!!Click the link below for coverage details!Thank you,Dwight Allred24-hourroadsideservice.pdfSee More
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10 Ways To Get More Profit Out of Your Business Today

By: John RamptonYou can make all of these profit-boosting moves without any extra cash investment.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantAs a business owner, it's essential to be constantly on the lookout for new profit-making…See More
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Think Twice Before Going Under The Knife

Think Twice Before Going Under the KnifeBy: Alan RamLet me say at the outset; I love BDCs. Like anything else though, there are efficient, productive models as well as ineffective ones. Like plastic surgery, when done wrong, you can end up creating more problems than you solve. The acronym “BDC” does not have an absolute definition. There are several variations as well as activities that any BDC might be engaged in. Let’s talk specifically about how phone ups as well as Internet leads are…See More
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So You Think You Could Sell Cars?

So You Think You Could Sell Cars? Did you ever wonder if you would be good at selling cars in today's market?Does the sales applicant in front you have the traits needed to succeed in Sales at your dealership ?Why do some Sales Consultant's succeed when others don't?dE asked Hire The Winners for the use of their Car Sales Simulator for the month of November  dE members now have an opportunity to find out! dealerElite  believes we found the World's Most Effective Sales Aptitude…See More
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WHEN SHOULD YOU FIRE A SALES PERSON?

FIRING A SALES PERSON********************************** This may generate some sparks, but; it is the way I see it and the way I teach it and the way I do it in the real-world. ********************************** When do you Fire a Sales Person?Answer: You fire a Sales Person at that Point when you realize they are Never-Ever going to make it. ********************************** Here are four “E’s” in Zieglerism…E = EvaluateE = EducateE = ElevateE =…See More
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Auto/Mate Ranks Number One on Top Workplaces 2015 Report; Mike Esposito Honored with Special Leadership Award from the Times-Union

For Immediate ReleaseAlbany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it ranked number one on the Top…See More
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The Importance of Building an Email List

The Importance of Building an Email ListIf you are business owner, then you know that the number one thing required for a successful website is traffic. Without traffic you will not be able to make sales. So the big question becomes how do you get visitors to come to your website?There are many ways to optimize your web…See More
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Auto Dealer Risk Management: Negotiating Dealer-Lender Agreement Terms

Car sales are booming and lenders are clamoring for indirect financing business. Now is a good time to dust off and review your Dealer Agreement (a/k/a lender master financing agreements) with your lenders, particularly the warranty, indemnification and repurchase provisions. Dealerships can, and should, review the terms of their…See More
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FREE WEBINAR: 5 Surefire Strategies to Make More Money Selling Cars at Online

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This webinar is only for showroom sales, Internet, and BDC professionals currently working at retail car dealerships.Take the first step towards getting more control of your results and income by attending this free webinar:http://mosleyautomotive.com/5strategies-webinar See More
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The Importance of Building an Email List

The Importance of Building an Email List

If you are business owner, then you know that the number one thing required for a successful…

Auto Dealer Risk Management: Negotiating Dealer-Lender Agreement Terms

Car sales are booming and lenders are clamoring for indirect financing business. Now is a good time to dust off and review your Dealer Agreement (a/k/a lender master financing agreements) with your lenders, particularly the warranty, indemnification and repurchase provisions. Dealerships…

Extended Market Strength With Smaller Cars Strength

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.
 
In this week’s report, the Black Book editorial team reports on data trends straight from the auction lanes that may be showing signs of a tired tax season. Comments from the lanes and data show that used…

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     Motor Matters introduces an engaging, easy-to-read article series geared to women car consumers called, "Women Auto Know."…

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that has about 248 million active users as of 2014.  When using this program, people send short…

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Wanna cancel your AAA and save some money???

Posted by Dwight Allred on April 27, 2015 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

Great News! All New 2015 Honda's now come with Free 24hr Roadside Assistance!!!

Click the link below for coverage details!

Thank you,

Dwight Allred

24-hourroadsideservice.pdf

Auto/Mate Ranks Number One on Top Workplaces 2015 Report; Mike Esposito Honored with Special Leadership Award from the Times-Union

Posted by Mike Esposito on April 27, 2015 at 11:50am 0 Comments

For Immediate Release

Albany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it ranked number one on the…

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The Importance of Building an Email List

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The Importance of Building an Email List

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Automotive Internet Sales Managers, BDC Directors Are You Making OVER $150,000 per year…? WHY NOT!!!!

Posted by Sean V. Bradley on April 26, 2015 at 11:26pm 0 Comments


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Automotive Internet Sales Managers, BDC Directors Are You Making OVER $150,000 per year…? WHY NOT!!!!

Adaptation versus Adoption: How the Internet is Sucking the Craft out of the Retail Automotive Industry

Posted by David Simpson on April 26, 2015 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Every week I am in a different dealership teaching, training and coaching on how to create incremental new and used vehicle sales, and every week I am disappointed by the way the retail automotive industry seems to be devolving.



On one hand, I suppose this is job security for a person in my position, Dealer Training Manager for a captive lender. On the other hand, it is and has been my passion and love for our industry that has made me successful, and to see the way dealerships… Continue

Adaptation versus Adoption: How the Internet is Sucking the Craft out of the Retail Automotive Industry

Posted by David Simpson on April 26, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Every week I am in a different dealership teaching, training and coaching on how to create incremental new and used vehicle sales, and every week I am disappointed by the way the retail automotive industry seems to be devolving.



On one hand, I suppose this is job security for a person in my position, Dealer Training Manager for a captive lender. On the other hand, it is and has been my passion and love for our industry that has made me successful, and to see the way dealerships… Continue

2015 Fit & CR-V Are "Best Resale Value" Vehicles

Posted by Dwight Allred on April 25, 2015 at 11:06am 0 Comments

Two 2015 Honda vehicles have been recognized by Kelley Blue Book http://www.kbb.com with Best Resale Value Awards!

This prestigious award honors vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after five years of ownership!

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10 Ways To Get More Profit Out of Your Business Today

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You can make all of these profit-boosting moves without any extra cash investment.


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As a business owner, it's essential to be…

Would Sales Teams Make Sense at Your Dealership?

Over the course of my 28-year career as a dealership consultant and trainer, my clients have sometimes asked, “Should I consider employing the team concept in my Sales Department, similar to that which I have in my Service Department?” As usual, I was ready with my quick response: “Absolutely! Would you like me to show you how?” It appears that today’s continually changing retail automotive industry may now be regarding the sales team concept as a “next practice,” even though it has never…

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Leader

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These five things will change your game in any room.


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I woke up this morning thinking about my readers and came up with five…

20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

BY : Richard Feloni


When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time.


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Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting…

How To Tell A Story That Sells

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A little while ago we defined Content Marketing as “Stories that Sell.” This definition still holds. Stories are too compelling to ignore and businesses are learning that a well-designed story is a core gear in their marketing machine. Storytelling is so important that we insist…

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Would Sales Teams Make Sense at Your Dealership?

Started by Garry House in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category Apr 21. 0 Replies

Over the course of my 28-year career as a dealership consultant and trainer, my clients have sometimes asked, “Should I consider employing the team concept in my Sales Department, similar to that which I have in my Service Department?” As usual, I was ready with my quick response: “Absolutely! Would you like me to show you how?” It appears that today’s continually changing retail automotive industry may now be regarding the sales team concept as a “next practice,” even though it has never…Continue

10 Ways To Get More Profit Out of Your Business Today

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By: John RamptonYou can make all of these profit-boosting moves without any extra cash investment.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantAs a business owner, it's essential to be constantly on the lookout for new profit-making…Continue

Do You Have These 3 Simple Leadership Tools?

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Apr 22. 0 Replies

By: Chris HeivlyYou know you have to do the leader thing. What are the foundational elements of your leadership style?Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI have thrown out almost all of the leadership styles I was shown 20+ years…Continue

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Shared: From  I.C. Collins ~ Author ~ How to Succeed in the Automotive Sales Industry ~ #*@TechAutoCareers.com®* Continue

Are You Stuck In Consumption Mode?

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By: Jason ZookHow to create more opportunities in life by consuming less and creating more.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantToday is the day you admit something. Today is the day you flip the switch, and take a different direction.…Continue

7 Daily Habits for a Healthier Work-Life Balance

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By: Jayson DemersWe all have to juggle work and our personal lives. Many times, work takes priority and begins to drown out opportunities for the moments in life that we live for. Here are seven daily habits to help improve your work-life balance.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the…Continue

The Gamification of a Successful Sales Culture

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By: Dave KerpenHow one CEO turned a sales competition into the trip of a lifetime.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWe've seen it time and time again: high-stress sales teams whose members ruthlessly stab each other in the back just…Continue

5 Guiding Principles of the Entrepreneurial Mindset

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By: John BrandonWhat should guide you as you lead a company? These five principles.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI talk to entrepreneurs every single day. Most of them are highly intelligent and creative, a few are driven to…Continue

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Documentary on EBR motorcycles coming to PBS, on-demand

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The documentary 'The Ragged Edge' follows the rise of EBR Motorcycles and its founder, Erik Buell. The film was taped over four years, but finished and edited before EBR went into receivership this year.

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New-vehicle sales in the United States are projected to reach the highest April level in a decade, capping the best four-month start to a year since 2001.

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North America Platform by Plant Production Forecast - 2014-2016

North America light vehicle production forecast by vehicle type and country; by manufacturer, vehicle type, and country; by manufacturer, country, and plant; and by manufacturer, platform, and plant by month for 2014-2016. Includes list of models with their associated platform.

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Kia Racing scores back-to-back podium finishes in rounds five and six of Pirelli World Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park IRVINE, Calif., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Racing's highly-anticipated return home to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabam

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Hertz Appoints Dave Myrick Senior Vice President, Sales, North America

The Hertz Corporation. ESTERO, Fla., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) today announced that Dave Myrick has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales for North America. Mr. Myrick reports to Robert J. Stuart, Executive Vice President, Global Sales. Mr. Myrick is responsible...

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Senate bill would reward workers for reporting safety concerns to regulators

The U.S. Senate is nearing approval of a bipartisan bill that would give financial incentives to employees at automakers and suppliers who report safety defect concerns to regulators.

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The death count from General Motors' defective ignition switch has risen to 90, three more than a week earlier. Eligible injury claims have reached 163, six more than last week.

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Ride control and emission control supplier Tenneco reported net income improvement and adjusted revenue growth for the first quarter.

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