Josh Blick
  • Pleasanton, CA
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  • Dashboard Dealership Enterprises
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Which KPIs Are Most Important?

CEO Josh Blick shares which KPIs are most important when it comes to your financial statement in this video blog.
10 hours ago
Josh Blick posted a video

Should You Automate Doc Reporting?

Josh Blick shares his opinion on automating the reporting process in your financial statement in this video blog.
Nov 10
Josh Blick posted a video

Identifying Inefficiencies in F&I

Josh Blick shares the importance of identifying inefficiencies in F&I in this short video blog.
Oct 26
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Adopt a No Fake News Culture

Josh Blick explains why dealers should adopt a "no fake news" policy in their store in order to truly understand what's going on financially.
Oct 13
Josh Blick posted a blog post

It's 9 AM. Do You Know What Your Net Cash Is?

Net cash balance is one of the best indicators of how healthy your store is. If your net cash balance is adequate to good, you are in a position to be proactive and take advantage of opportunities. For example, with plenty of cash on hand you can go to auction to buy cars and you don't have to worry about making payroll.   On…See More
Sep 29
Josh Blick's blog post was featured

The Importance of Acting on Data in the Wake of Irma and Harvey

The recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma is horrifying in terms of lives lost, lives affected, and the billions of dollars in property damage. If there is any silver lining to be found, it is only that things could have been much worse if not for residents taking action on data-driven early warning…See More
Sep 25
Josh Blick posted a blog post

The Importance of Acting on Data in the Wake of Irma and Harvey

The recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma is horrifying in terms of lives lost, lives affected, and the billions of dollars in property damage. If there is any silver lining to be found, it is only that things could have been much worse if not for residents taking action on data-driven early warning…See More
Sep 22
Josh Blick's blog post was featured

Service Advisors: End Your Day with the Beginning in Mind!

When you first come to work every morning, do you spend time planning your day, or do you dive right in and start working? Depending upon your role in the dealership, it may not matter that much. However, service advisors really don't have a choice. Your service department opens early and it's busy as soon as it…See More
Aug 18
Josh Blick posted a blog post

Service Advisors: End Your Day with the Beginning in Mind!

When you first come to work every morning, do you spend time planning your day, or do you dive right in and start working? Depending upon your role in the dealership, it may not matter that much. However, service advisors really don't have a choice. Your service department opens early and it's busy as soon as it…See More
Aug 18
Josh Blick posted a blog post

How to Insulate Your Dealership From the Next Sales Downturn

What is profit? Quite simply, it's the difference between what you spend and what you make. Most dealers, when they think about profit, immediately think about how they can make more. They strategize how to increase revenue, increase gross margins, increase sales or increase customer pay ROs.   However, spending less is an important…See More
Jul 13
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Why Actionable Data is Better Than Big Data

Big data has been a big theme for several years now, but many dealers still don't have a thorough understanding of what it can do for them. I believe that's because the term 'big data' implies a sense of overwhelm or at the very least, something that is time consuming. I think when a lot of dealers hear the term 'big data' they…See More
Jul 5
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Don't Rely on Fake News!

For decades now, dealerships have gotten by with ‘self-reporting’ their financial performance, using very subjective methods and rarely adopting automation. I call this 'fake news.' I say this as it is similar to what has become somewhat of a buzzword of late for the type of …See More
Jun 26
Josh Blick's blog post was featured

3 Service KPIs to Review Every Thursday

For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up. A trial close starts with closing every Repair Order (RO) that can…See More
Jun 17
Josh Blick posted a blog post

3 Service KPIs to Review Every Thursday

For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up. A trial close starts with closing every Repair Order (RO) that can…See More
Jun 16
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It's Friday. What's Your Weekend Looking Like?

If you're in auto sales, the term "TGIF" - Thank God It's Friday! - probably has little meaning to you. In this industry, Fridays are spent gearing up for the weekend. Speaking of which, do you know what your weekend is looking like? To answer this all-important question, it's a good idea for General Sales Managers to sit down…See More
Jun 2
Josh Blick posted a blog post

How to Avoid Sales End-of-the-Month Catch Up

If you're in dealership management you're probably familiar with the routine. No matter how great your intentions are to keep a steady sales pace all month, it’s month-end and you're playing catch up. Even worse, sometimes you believe it's going to be a great month until a nasty number shows up on your balance sheet during…See More
May 18

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Dashboard Dealership Enterprises
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http://dashboardonline.com
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I am the CEO of Dashboard Dealership Enterprises, a company that has provided high quality Business Intelligence products to the dealership industry for nearly 15 years. Currently our company supports nearly 700 dealerships to gain valuable insights on their businesses from a global (all stores rolled up) perspective, and close their data gaps.. Specifically, I can contribute articles, opinions, and insights to the world of Big Data, Analytical Reporting methodologies, and Best Practices amongst the elite dealership groups nationwide.

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It's 9 AM. Do You Know What Your Net Cash Is?

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 9:35am 0 Comments

Net cash balance is one of the best indicators of …

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Service Advisors: End Your Day with the Beginning in Mind!

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 9:35am 0 Comments

When you first come to work every morning, do you spend time planning your day, or do you dive right in and start…

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How to Insulate Your Dealership From the Next Sales Downturn

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 9:58am 0 Comments

What is profit? Quite simply,…

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