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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…

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Added by Josh Blick on August 18, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

5 Points on Commercial Property Maintenance

Commercial property maintenance is a whole lot more than simply maintaining a building. In addition to all the basic necessities of a home, commercial maintenance also concerns itself with utilising advanced technologies, obtaining health and Green certifications and being fully aware of how to make adjustments and repairs in line with the overall needs and goals of the…

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Added by Simon Hopes on August 18, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

#25 Episode: How to Stay Up in Down Times

LISTEN NOW: Tough times are something that we all face, and something that we can all learn to handle better. In this episode, Dave welcomes special guest and power forward with the Portland Trailblazers, Meyers Leonard, to share with you some principles he's found useful in helping him to stay up in down times. Use his insight to help yourself power through your next tough time or to help others do so.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

SWAPALEASE.COM REPORTS DECLINE IN LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered just a 54.3% approval rate for July.

July’s credit approval rate is showing a decrease from the previous month (68.8%). A year ago the approvals rate was just slightly higher, reaching 57.7%. Overall, this year’s credit…

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Added by John Sternal on August 17, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

Fleet Managers - Keep Drivers Safe With These Procedures

Heavy vehicle drivers are often exposed to serious health hazards that don't impact regular office workers. Fleet managers who are responsible for the drivers and their vehicles must also oversee employee health and safety. Here are several ideas for ensuring all HGV drivers are as safe as possible while operating their heavy vehicles.

1. Safety Is No 1



Every driver…

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Added by Simon Hopes on August 16, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

A Successful Rewards Program Should Not Be All About Rewards

Let’s face it, for every 10 businesses that exist, 9 have some sort of rewards program. While they used to be novel and exciting, customers are …

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 16, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments

#24 Episode: How to Beat the Ambush of Failure

LISTEN NOW! My newest podcast episode is out, equipping you with tactics to dodge the trap of mediocrity.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Used Vehicle Depreciation Ticks Up

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…

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Added by Black Book on August 15, 2017 at 11:14am — No Comments

Advantages and disadvantages of texting

Mobile smartphones have become an evermore important part of our lives since their introduction a tad over ten years ago. One of the most convenient things about today’s phones is the simplicity of texting. Obvious advantages include fast and direct communication,…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on August 15, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

Phone calls not preferred research shows

Are you a talker or a texter? Or do you prefer sending emails? February 2017 data show that US smartphone penetration surpassed 80 percent in 2016 (source: …

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on August 15, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

VehiclesTEST Selects Flick Fusion's SMARTFLICKS Platform for Independent Test-Drive Videos for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA August 14, 2017 Flick Fusion today announced that VehiclesTEST, a content creator of independent test-drive videos, has selected Flick Fusion's SMARTFLICKS as its new video hosting and marketing platform. VehiclesTEST conducts independent road tests on the new Honda and Toyota models and creates broadcast-quality test-drive videos. Dealerships subscribe to…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 14, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Unveils New Texting Engine for Auto Dealerships, Improving Customer Experience in Sales and Service

ALBANY, N.Y. – August 14, 2017 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today unveiled its new Texting engine built right into its dealership management system (DMS), allowing auto dealership personnel to quickly communicate with customers in a more effective way than with phone calls and email. Both sales and service employees can use the Texting engine for a variety of functions designed to deliver a better customer experience, sell more products and services, and reduce wasted time playing…

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Added by Mike Esposito on August 14, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

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Auction Country brings the adventure and benefit of public car public auctions best to your computer with our Weekly online auto auction! Each week we offer a great selection of cars, vehicles, SUVs, vans, trailers, watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, bikes and far more! Our Public auctions are open to the general public so any person can bid! Our deals are the fastest in the…

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Added by Samuel on August 13, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Whose Tail IS It Anyway?

We've all heard that expression, "The tail is wagging the dog." In retail, that usually means our sales staff is dictating management rather than the other way around. Usually, the fix occurs when new management or a new training process comes in and everyone gets to start on the same page. However, the decision to change process or change personnel is at the dealer level.

Lately, a much larger tail has been dominating the countryside and predicting the end times if we continue as we…

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Added by John Fuhrman on August 11, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments

How to Develop an All-Star Work Ethic

In my upcoming book Unstoppable, I have insight from 34 different leaders from a variety of fields (athletes, coaches, CEOs, musicians, and more) on performance and developing a game changer mindset. Coach Phil Beckner from the Boise State men's basketball program is among those who answered my call to help, and I had the pleasure of welcoming him to our production studio recently for a special podcast episode on how to develop an all-star work ethic.

Through his experiences…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 10, 2017 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Interaction is Key: 5 Inventory Web Display Best Practices

(Part 2 of a 4-piece blog series on vehicle merchandising) 

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Added by Devin Daly on August 10, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments

A Guide to Choosing a Car Transportation Company

Sometimes you might need to transport your car or some other kind of vehicle from one city to the other. This could be a new car or maybe a car that needs to be repaired. Regardless of what type of vehicle you want to move, you can make things a lot easier by employing the services of a vehicle transportation company. These companies often have the right kind of experience and resources to move your car from point A to B without any problems.

 It does not matter if you are trying to…

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Added by Simon Hopes on August 10, 2017 at 8:36am — No Comments

5 Questions you need to ask before hiring an infrastructure debt management company

When you want to hire an infrastructure debt management company you might find yourself into quite the trouble. It will be a very challenging prospect to begin with which is why you have to address it the best way you can. With that in mind, we wanted to help you by offering immediate access to 5 of the best questions that you should ask when you hire an infrastructure debt management company!…

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Added by Alices Forres on August 10, 2017 at 4:01am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Downtown LA Auto Group in Sale to Lithia Motors

 

 

 

Los Angeles-Based Downtown LA Auto Group is the Fourth Top 100 Dealership Group

sold by Kerrigan Advisors in the last 20 months

 

Irvine, CA, August 9, 2017 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Downtown LA Auto Group, #55 on Automotive News’ 2016 Top 150 Dealership Group…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 9, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Everybody Picks up the Trash

"Everybody picks up the trash" was one of basketball coach Don Meyer's three major rules, and is the subject of this week's episode of my podcast.

While coach Meyer's rules had a literal application - in this case physically picking up the trash - they likewise had a mental application. For his third major rule, the mindset or mental application is: I'm going to do whatever it takes; I'll start earlier; I'll go later; I'll do the jobs nobody else wants to…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 8, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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5 Points on Commercial Property Maintenance

Posted by Simon Hopes on August 18, 2017 at 8:32am 0 Comments

Commercial property maintenance is a whole lot more than simply maintaining a building. In addition to all the basic necessities…

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#25 Episode: How to Stay Up in Down Times

Posted by Dave Anderson on August 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

LISTEN NOW: Tough times are something that we all face, and something that we can all learn to handle better. In this episode, Dave welcomes special guest and power forward with the Portland Trailblazers, Meyers Leonard, to share with you some…

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SWAPALEASE.COM REPORTS DECLINE IN LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Posted by John Sternal on August 17, 2017 at 11:23am 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered just a 54.3% approval rate for…

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