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Are YOUR managers trained to capitalize on the changing Used Vehicle Business? Are YOU “netting” all that you should be in this critical Operating Department?

Started Oct 20, 2011 0 Replies

If you answered “No” to either of these questions, consider enrolling in one (or both)of the November classes in Used Vehicle Management, offered and presented byNCM Institute. For details, call…Continue

 

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Trying Something New? Follow this Recipe for Better Results

This article was written by Steve Hall. Follow this Recipe for Better ResultsSummer in Kansas City is the time to smoke, grill and barbecue. The other day I was putting together my special rib sauce and it occurred to me that cooking is a lot like managing. Cooking when you have a great recipe is a lot easier –­ and the results are consistently better ­if you’re following a plan and executing it flawlessly. My sauce recipe helps me stay focused and ensures a better outcome. Every time I think I…See More
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Trying Something New? Follow this Recipe for Better Results

This article was written by Steve Hall. Follow this Recipe for Better ResultsSummer in Kansas City is the time to smoke, grill and barbecue. The other day I was putting together my special rib sauce and it occurred to me that cooking is a lot like managing. Cooking when you have a great recipe is a lot easier –­ and the results are consistently better ­if you’re following a plan and executing it flawlessly. My sauce recipe helps me stay focused and ensures a better outcome. Every time I think I…See More
14 hours ago
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Becoming the Best You Can Be

This article was written by Steve Hall of the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence. Is it a Knowing Issue or a Doing Issue that is holding you back?Have you ever thought about what keeps you from becoming the best you can be? Hopefully, not only have you thought about this in the past, but you think about it on a regular basis. Though this thought process can apply to any employee, manager or owner, today I will focus on…See More
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Becoming the Best You Can Be

This article was written by Steve Hall of the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence. Is it a Knowing Issue or a Doing Issue that is holding you back?Have you ever thought about what keeps you from becoming the best you can be? Hopefully, not only have you thought about this in the past, but you think about it on a regular basis. Though this thought process can apply to any employee, manager or owner, today I will focus on…See More
Aug 21
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The Importance of Increasing Car Count

This article was written by Bob Sloan and was originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog. Car count is one of the primary metrics for measuring growth in the service department. An increase usually leads to additional shop hours produced and gross profit. A decrease is a call to action to determine the cause(s) as well as develop a plan to reverse this…See More
Aug 12
Garry House's blog post was featured

What Mode is Your Dealership Operating In?

This article was written byJoe Basil and was originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog. As the great recession started to unfold in 2008 and 2009, gasoline prices rose above four dollars a gallon, the banking and housing industry began to collapse, unemployment rose and auto sales fell off the charts. Those dealerships that came out on the other end in strong…See More
Aug 5
Garry House posted a blog post

What Mode is Your Dealership Operating In?

This article was written byJoe Basil and was originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog. As the great recession started to unfold in 2008 and 2009, gasoline prices rose above four dollars a gallon, the banking and housing industry began to collapse, unemployment rose and auto sales fell off the charts. Those dealerships that came out on the other end in strong…See More
Aug 5
steven chessin commented on Garry House's blog post How Profitable is Incremental Growth?
"I shortened my commute and hot-rodded my computer. Incremental steps worth at least an hour a day."
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Jul 31
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How Profitable is Incremental Growth?

This article was written by Robin Cunningham and originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog.I think it is safe to say that every business operator is planning, forecasting, or at least hoping to increase their sales and profits in whatever business he or she is involved in.In the retail automobile business, that growth can come in many forms, such as:Selling more new or used vehiclesIncreasing the gross profits of the…See More
Jul 31
Garry House posted a blog post

How Profitable is Incremental Growth?

This article was written by Robin Cunningham and originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog.I think it is safe to say that every business operator is planning, forecasting, or at least hoping to increase their sales and profits in whatever business he or she is involved in.In the retail automobile business, that growth can come in many forms, such as:Selling more new or used vehiclesIncreasing the gross profits of the…See More
Jul 29
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NCM wants to know : Are You Checking Your Used Vehicle Manager’s Thinking ?

This post was originally written by Paul Stowe for the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog. Click here to view the original article.Mr./Ms. Dealer:There continues to be a great deal of misconception in sales managers’ thinking about why they’re not able to increase used vehicle volume. Industry metrics confirm that those dealers not performing at a minimum…See More
Jul 18
Doug Davis commented on Garry House's blog post NCM wants to know : Are You Checking Your Used Vehicle Manager’s Thinking ?
"Gary, You would think after decades you wouldn't see the same issues. Look at many dealerships websites and as many as a third of their inventory is without pictures, prices or descriptions. A vehicle is not "at market" until all…"
Jul 17
Garry House posted a blog post

NCM wants to know : Are You Checking Your Used Vehicle Manager’s Thinking ?

This post was originally written by Paul Stowe for the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog. Click here to view the original article.Mr./Ms. Dealer:There continues to be a great deal of misconception in sales managers’ thinking about why they’re not able to increase used vehicle volume. Industry metrics confirm that those dealers not performing at a minimum…See More
Jul 15
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Is Everything Clear?

This post was written by NCM Institute instructor Fred O'Dwyer and was originally posted on the Up to Speed blog. Not too long ago as I was listening to someone talk about how fundamental clarity is in fueling growth in a company. A bell went off somewhere inside me,…See More
Jul 10
Garry House posted a blog post

Is Everything Clear?

This post was written by NCM Institute instructor Fred O'Dwyer and was originally posted on the Up to Speed blog. Not too long ago as I was listening to someone talk about how fundamental clarity is in fueling growth in a company. A bell went off somewhere inside me,…See More
Jul 10

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Trying Something New? Follow this Recipe for Better Results

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:12am 0 Comments

This article was written by Steve Hall. 

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Follow this Recipe for Better Results

Summer in Kansas City is the time to smoke, grill and barbecue. The other day I was putting together my special rib sauce and it occurred to me that cooking is a lot like managing. Cooking when you have a great recipe is a lot easier –­ and the results are consistently better ­if you’re…

Continue

Becoming the Best You Can Be

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:08am 0 Comments

This article was written by Steve Hall of the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence. 

Optimistic businessman contemplating in office.

Is it a Knowing Issue or a Doing Issue that is holding you back?

Have you ever thought about what keeps you from becoming the best you can be? Hopefully, not only have you thought about this in the past, but you think about it on a regular basis. Though this thought…

Continue

The Importance of Increasing Car Count

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:36am 0 Comments

This article was written by Bob Sloan and was originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog. 

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Car count is one of the primary metrics for measuring growth in the service department. An increase usually leads to additional shop hours produced and gross profit. A decrease is a call to action to determine the cause(s) as well as develop a plan to…

Continue

What Mode is Your Dealership Operating In?

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This article was written byJoe Basil and was originally published on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog

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As the great recession started to unfold in 2008 and 2009, gasoline prices rose above four dollars a gallon, the banking and housing industry began to collapse, unemployment rose and auto sales fell off the charts. Those dealerships that came…

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At 4:43pm on March 17, 2011, Keith Shetterly said…
Hi Garry!  Thanks for adding me as a friend.  Have we met?  You look very familiar.  Did you used to do the 20-Group briefings for DeMontrond in Houston?
At 4:02pm on March 17, 2011, Adrian Rudik said…
Gary House rocks!
At 3:59pm on March 17, 2011, Donald E. Braemer said…

Gary

    Thanks, you are also a mentor and a leader that I look up to.

                                              Don Braemer

At 12:24pm on March 1, 2011, Stan Sher said…
Thanks for connecting.
 
 
 

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