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Showcase Your Business

Google's new feature gives you more ad real estate and showcases different aspects of your business like never before. If you're looking to expand your ad performance on Google search networks and create more awareness for your brand, this tool will help.

This week on Hard Facts, find out about this new Google…

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Added by Paul Potratz on October 31, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Swapalease.com Disagrees With Consumer Reports

Swapalease.com is more than just an advocate of lease transfer. The company is also a strong advocate of leasing. Therefore, Swapalease.com is challenging many of the points made by Consumer Reports in a recent lease versus loan comparison column, “Buying vs. leasing basics for cars”, published earlier this month.

 

“It was disappointing to see the details of the…

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Added by John Sternal on October 31, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

The Mind is Like a Parachute – It Works Best When Open

Competition in business is usually a good thing.  Sure, we’d all like to have the market cornered, but without a little competition we would perhaps never figure out ways to improve our products or services and keep our customers coming back. 

 

In an interesting…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 31, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

Keep Calm & Close The Deal

Last day of the month people! Get everything you can today and make every deal possible! Revisit missed opportunities and close with urgency! Remember that today will always be the best day to make it happen! Finish Strong! Hit your bonus levels! Refuse to quit! Stay positive! Keep asking for the deal! Have a great day! Keep calm & close the deal!!…

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Added by Joseph Cala on October 31, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments

Automotive Dealership Internet & Phone Sales Training-J.R. Batchelor

Added by J.R. Batchelor on October 30, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

How would your customers feel about this?

When a customer calls your dealership looking to schedule an oil change, does it sound like this? "Sorry we don't take appointments for oil changes we are open from 7:00am to 5:00pm, bring your vehicle in anytime and "l will squeeze you in." Believe it or not this happens more often than you would think.

Maybe you do take appointments for oil changes but you are…

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Added by Rob Gehring on October 30, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Using Data to Increase Service Revenue

One of the most valuable assets you have at your dealership is your customer database. However, frequently dealers fail to effectively use this information to help achieve more specific marketing goals. While some may use their database to send marketing messages to existing and previous customers in an effort to sell…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 30, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

November 18th GNYADA Workshop "The Sales Process Redefined", Selling To Millennials

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November 18th GNYADA Workshop "The Sales Process Redefined", Selling To Millennials 

This seminar will finally answer…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on October 30, 2014 at 1:18am — No Comments

7 Ways to Leverage Sales to Women and Increase CSI Now

In today's Women's Wednesday, we focus on selling to women. Let's get real:

Research indicates that women rely on reviews 50% more than men. They account for 52% of the vehicles purchased in the US and influence over 80% of the total purchases! So developing a marketing strategy to target this…

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Added by Anne Fleming on October 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

About Your Website

Whenever you think about generating new leads on your website, you automatically assume that your wallet is about to take a big hit. What if we told you that the real secret to generating leads isn't HOW MUCH you spend, but WHERE you spend it?



On this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, I teach you how to generate quality leads using only the pennies in your piggy…

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Added by Paul Potratz on October 29, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Don’t Kill The Messenger

Customer complaints happen. No matter how much a business wants to provide great customer service, there are times when the dominos aren’t lined up exactly right. The chain breaks somewhere, preventing the last domino from falling. For the most part, customers understand that businesses aren’t perfect. It certainly…

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Added by sara callahan on October 29, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

Automotive Dealership Sales Training Strategy & Process- J.R. Batchelor

Added by J.R. Batchelor on October 28, 2014 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Preparing your dealership for fall and winter

Have you taken a minute to step out of your shoes and think about your dealerships being prepared for everything that comes with a change in seasons?  The weather has more of an impact then we tend to think.  Why do you think bears hibernate?    

This is the time of year to really put time and effort into bringing energy to your dealership staff.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.  Get your staff involved with the giving season.  Maybe have a Thanksgiving pitch-in or a…

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Added by Kristopher Hampton on October 28, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Flick Fusion Releases InstaVid, An Automated Video Production Service That Helps Auto Dealers Move Metal Faster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urbandale, IA--October 27th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today released InstaVid, an automated video production service that instantly creates and distributes new and pre-owned inventory videos for auto dealers. In many dealerships, the average time it takes to get photos of inventory for listings and videos is two to three days. InstaVid…

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Added by Brian Cox on October 28, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces the Successful Completion of First Annual User Summit for Auto Dealers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – October 27th, 2014 –Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced the successful completion of its first annual User Summit for auto dealers. Dealers and managers from around the country attended the summit on September 19th in Albany, NY. The User Summit was designed for Auto/Mate's dealer clients to learn the newest features of Auto/Mate's dealership management system…

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Added by Mike Esposito on October 27, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

A Different Adjustment With Trucks

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, with used car market insights from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. It is great to be back with you this week. I hope you gained some insight from the thoughts of Steve Jordan of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association. We will also share with you today another of the short interviews…

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Added by Black Book on October 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why Video Is Important For Your Marketing Strategy

When businesses ponder how to increase their presence on search engines, they typically turn to SEO strategies. Content marketing has always been a large part of any SEO strategy. It’s a given that the more fresh, relevant and unique content you produce, the better chance your online properties will have of showing in…

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Added by Brian Cox on October 27, 2014 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

The Six Data Reports Warren Buffett Will Want To See When He Offers To Buy Your Dealership

Part I

The Six Things You Must Have to Respond to an Offer to Buy Your Dealership…

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Added by Gordon Wisbach, Jr. on October 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Up tick... Up tick... Up tick.

     I love those great months... who doesn't?.  You know the ones.. Excellent production, solid gross and great back end penetration.  Record numbers in the service drive and the parts numbers to support the RO's.

Up tick... Up tick.

Business being better at…

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Added by Craig Darling on October 25, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: October 18 - 24

Happy Friday, Car Dealers! We have some great automotive news articles and blogs to share with you this week! Make sure to read them all to stay smart about what’s happening in the auto industry and how you can transform your dealership to keep up in today’s market.

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Added by Rebecca Kon on October 24, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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