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We are very excited to start working with Steve Harris and his experience team of auto industry professionals. AutoAlert is the industry leading data mining solution. AutoAlert Helps dealers capitalize on missed opportunities within their own database, locating customers who can get into a new car with no money out of pocket and at full MSRP for the dealer.Whether you're looking to curb margin compression, fill your lot with low mileage single owner cars or convert service only clients into…See More
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Training and consulting with America’s car dealers is both fun and frustrating. Fun, because selling cars at retail presents one of the most challenging and (yes) entertaining pursuits one can endeavor to undertake. Frustrating, because car dealers have been presented with so many “quick fixes,” “magic bullets,” and…See More
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What's So "Special" About Your Special Finance Department?

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You advertise that whether someone has good credit, bad credit, or no credit...you can help! You claim that bankruptcies and foreclosures are no problem! You…

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AutoAlert is proud to welcome Royal Auto of Oneonta NY to the family!

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We are very excited to start working with Steve Harris and his experience team of auto industry professionals. 

AutoAlert is the industry leading data mining solution. AutoAlert Helps dealers capitalize on missed opportunities within their own database, locating customers who can get into a new car with no money out of pocket and at full MSRP for the dealer.

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10 Ways To Get More Profit Out of Your Business Today

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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…

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Would Sales Teams Make Sense at Your Dealership?

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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?

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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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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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