Added by Leonard Buchholz on July 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It’s unfortunate that so many members of the automotive industry when approached with a genuine request to be of assistance, are prone to wondering “ What do you want from me?” or “What are you selling?” I blame the all too common and frequent hidden agendas that often occur in B2B and B2C interactions.
We already understand that a single loyal…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 14, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Keep tuned into my posts as I provide solutions to dramatically increase new vehicle sales to your service customers using your existing DMS and CRM tools with my proven process!
In the meantime, here is some Hump Day motivation honoring the military men and women serving our nation while traveling roads they never anticipated:
Added by Rick Lewis on July 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
DIY recruiting campaigns can be cumbersome and time consuming, but it can also put a strain on your company image. There is a growing chasm between company and candidate satisfaction with recruiting…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Happy Fourth of July!
Hello, Jeff Cowan here.
I love the 4th of July and everything it stands for. It is the pinnacle of summer. It’s family, it's friends, and it's fun.
From the celebration of the very first one, our forefathers new the 4th of July would be a date that would be celebrated indefinitely. As a matter of fact, John Adams, in a letter to his wife Abigail, said this about the 4th of July, once the declaration of independence was signed and passed by the…Continue
Added by Jeff Cowan on July 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Well its been a long delay in the series but here is the next installation, Working the Deal...
I honestly hesitate to even include this in the series as often it will clash directly with the process that sales managers want to follow when desking deals. However, the whole point of this series is to address those management teams that actually do hate internet sales and see it as a bottomless h*** of red ink. If you do fall into a category that this rubs the wrong way, I…Continue
Added by Danny Maynor on June 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Misti Miller on June 30, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments
One of the pain points I frequently hear from dealers is how to acquire frontline pre-owned vehicles for their stores. Having an available solid inventory of used vehicles for customers is imperative. Not everyone will be able to (or even want to) buy a new vehicle. To run smoothly and continuously generate…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on June 19, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
Added by Josh Knutson on June 9, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments
This article was written by Mark Shackelford and was originally published on the Up to Speed blog.
Do you find yourself constantly concerned about retaining your employees and trying to hire the right people to take care of your customers?
There has been an awful lot of discussion about this topic and how to become better at your hiring…Continue
Every new day brings the promise of something grand, promising, exciting and poses a fresh start. We put our disappointments, lost sales and setbacks behind us and move towards our goals and aspirations.
Every single day…Continue
The key to achieving good ROI with social media and social marketing lies in the business understanding of how to correctly use CRM as a process and not just software. The secret is in their understanding of the R in CRM as a process for establishing meaningful relationships. The challenge however,…Continue
Added by Kurtis Smith on June 2, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments
AutoSuccess Magazine and I sat down to discuss giving and taking the T.O.
Share with your team, I'd love…Continue
Added by Marsh Buice on May 30, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments
There's no question your mindset shifts when your staring at only 2 days left in your month.
When others wilt- you need to waltz. When others wilt under the pressure, electing to sit and accept "It is what it is" as their fate because they only have 2 days left, you take…Continue
Added by Marsh Buice on May 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It's always a pleasure to write a post about Success and we have some Great News! Rountree GM/Nissan in Florida hit the 200K Club! Congratulations to the entire Team!
In this picture from l-r Tom Dallett Fixed Operations Specialist, Dan Shelly General Manager, Donnie Rosbury Service Manager and Gary Halter Parts Manager.…
Added by Leonard Buchholz on May 29, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments
25 Things Veteran Managers Need to Hear
(But don’t want to…)
In life, we all need someone to just tell us the hard truth. Even when it’s something we really don’t want to know. Call it tough love, a reality check,…Continue
The knowledge that dealership professionals possess is inadequate to do the job for which they are hired. These individuals receive the bare minimum training necessary for them to interact with clients during the in-dealership sales process and in most cases, no more. This approach to…Continue
Added by Kurtis Smith on May 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
In the NFL, one of the most valuable commodities a team can have are its fans. Countless times we hear about the effect that home crowds can have on the gameplay of the athletes on both teams. Termed the “12th man,” this phenomenon is extremely powerful as it can motivate the home team, while at the…Continue
Added by Scott T Joseph on May 29, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments
If you've spent more than 5 minutes in sales, then you've likely cried out, "These customers are wasting my time," more times than you'd like to admit. And you know what? You're right, they are a waste of your time.…Continue
When it comes to training and the development of dealership professionals, what continues to bear true is that the ambiguous expectations of the results that the dealerships are trying to achieve is the primary reason for dissatisfaction and buyer’s remorse. For this reason, I have…Continue
Added by Kurtis Smith on May 26, 2014 at 8:42am — No Comments