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Warning: BlueKeep Malware Could be as Bad as WannaCry

Dealers, do your computers still run the Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 2003 operating systems? Do you have a Windows Server 2008? Be aware that your machines are vulnerable to a new type of malware called BlueKeep that’s seeking to infect thousands of computers and could be more destructive than the WannaCry ransomware outbreak of 2017.

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Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on July 10, 2019 at 9:31am — No Comments

CULA Makes Vehicle Leasing Seamless For Credit Unions

New 'Seamless Lease Connection' from Credit Union Leasing of America streamlines the lease management process for credit unions and enhances the member experience

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2019  -- Credit Union Leasing of America (CULA), the leader in enabling credit unions to leverage the $64.6 billion U.S.(1) vehicle leasing market, announces the launch of a redesign to their proprietary lease management system,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 9, 2019 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Make Your Own Momentum!

Momentum is a powerful force that can work for you or against you. When you have it, things can be easier; but, when you don't have it, everything's harder than it should be. Sometimes something good or bad will happen beyond your control that will affect your momentum, but for the most part YOU dictate your momentum by the decisions, actions, and changes you take on a daily basis. This episode from Dave shares simple yet effective ways you can make your own momentum and get things going in…

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 9, 2019 at 10:51am — No Comments

7 KPIs to connect with every caller

Dealerships lose hundreds of sales opportunities every year because of missed or mishandled phone calls. On average, a dealership fails to connect with 33% of incoming calls. For every 100 calls, that means you’re missing out on 33 potential deals! Phone calls are three times more likely to convert than other types of leads. It’s crucial to fix your phone…

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Added by Tom Harsha on July 9, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

Local Search Group Digital Marketing Turns Nine

There are thousands of you reading our blogs, watching our videos, and keeping up with our activities on various platforms where we publish. 

I believe we all have something in common: We enjoy learning, understanding…

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Added by Jim Flint on July 9, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Week Four, Already!?!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are back with our newest video series, Ali Reda’s Road to Sales Success! It’s time for us to talk about Carlos’ fourth week in the dealership. If you don’t know about him yet, let me bring you up to speed. Carlos is a new salesman at Les Stanford, and Ali Reda is his immediate manager and coach. We want to take…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on July 8, 2019 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Ali's Apple Tree

In our video series, Ali Reda’s Road to Sales Success, we’ve told you a little about us and a little about our new friend, Carlos – a new salesman working under the tutelage of our very own, Ali Reda. In the first few weeks, Carlos is already building a business of lifelong relationships that he’s cultivated with friends who know, love, and trust him. He’s also putting himself way…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on July 8, 2019 at 1:46pm — No Comments

fusionZONE Automotive Forms New Dealer Advisory Council

Advisors from a mix of dealers and dealer groups will help shape future company processes & product development

 

Lakeland, FL, July 8, 2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced the formation of a dealer advisory council to gather feedback and insights directly from its dealer clients to help shape future product development based on the exact needs of its…

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Added by Ed Barton on July 8, 2019 at 10:01am — No Comments

Write Service Podcast: Tips for Service Advisors to Bounce Back After "Scraped Knees"; Creating Service Drive Momentum from Each Mishap

This week, Jeff discusses how service advisors and managers can bounce back after having "scraped knees". A bad day, week, or month, cannot define your success and WILL NOT determine your momentum on the service drive. Copyright 2019 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: www.automotiveservicetraining.com

Contact: info@jcowansprotalk.com

Toll-Free: 800-248-2931…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on July 5, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Leading Across Generations

Much has been written and spoken over the decades on adjustments leaders must make to connect with and get the most out of a specific generation. And while mindsets and behaviors from each generation have specific nuances, traits, and tendencies – influenced by culture, current trends, upbringing, the arts, religion, politics, and social movements – there are needs and desires that run common through all people, and essential leadership tenets you can’t afford to ignore with any…

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Added by Dave Anderson on July 5, 2019 at 11:34am — No Comments

Click Share vs Impression Share

In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses the differences between Click Share and Impression Share, and why knowing the difference can generate more traffic.

Added by Jim Flint on July 5, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Process, process, process. Processes are the core tools for business. In order to become and remain successful and competitive, Dealership Service Departments must continuously improve their processe…

Process, process, process.

Processes are the core tools for business. In order to become and remain successful and competitive, Dealership Service Departments must continuously improve their processes. Failure to do so is likely to result in higher costs, lower revenues, less motivated employees and fewer satisfied…

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Added by John Fairchild on July 2, 2019 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Our Spirituality in Crisis How This Area of The Theory of 5 Can Pull Us Through Dark Times

Our Spirituality in Crisis 

How This Area of The Theory of 5 Can Pull Us Through Tough  Times

 

No matter how we plan and prepare, there are times in life when circumstances beyond our control can bring us to our knees. Deaths, family…

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Added by DealerELITE on July 2, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

What’s the Silver Lining in this New Car Sales Slump We’re In?

According to an article in Automotive News, dealerships are in a new car sales slump and have to increasingly rely on used car sales and service revenue to drive profits. Industry experts recognize that used cars are typically more profitable to a dealership than…

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Added by Dan Beres on July 2, 2019 at 9:58am — No Comments

Four Reasons on the 4th of July -- Four Reasons Why Smart Bidding Strategies aren’t so Smart for Auto

With 6 Google Certifications and practical experience in Google Ad accounts, I wonder out loud if Smart Bidding just isn’t that Smart in the Automotive space.

  • Google’s Smart Bidding uses machine learning to optimize bids to…
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Added by Jim Flint on July 2, 2019 at 8:29am — No Comments

fusionZONE Automotive Expands and Moves into New Lakeland, FL, Offices

Lakeland, FL, July 1,  2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced that due to sustained company growth it is expanding into new offices with an additional 8,000 square feet of space and consolidating operations to its Lakeland, FL office.

 

FusionZONE acquired MotorWebs a year ago along with nearly 300 dealership clients, and this expansion has enabled it to add management and support functions, and service…

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Added by Ed Barton on July 1, 2019 at 10:11am — No Comments

5 Days in Peru - 5 One-of-a-kind Itineraries

Regardless of the large distances, five days suffices time to do justice to any kind of component of Peru. These 5 5-day Itineraries give a good cross-section of what is on deal in this…

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Added by Samuel on June 29, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Real Quick Is Not Real Profitable!

-by Sally Whitesell for Fixed Ops Magazine

MYTH: “Customers just want fast service. They want to be in and out quickly and they don’t want to be sold anything at the write-up.”

Ever heard these statements before? I hear this from advisors all the time, and they couldn’t be more wrong in these assumptions. Of…

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Added by Sally Whitesell on June 28, 2019 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Creating Target Audiences in Google and Facebook

In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO and Founder of Local Search Group, discusses the strategy of building lookalike audiences from known buyers so that you can then exclude the original audience from ad spending in order to gain economies of scale.

Added by Jim Flint on June 28, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Basics of Car Repair

If you are a DIY passionate and want to do your car repair yourself, then you must first learn the basics of car repair. Car mechanics have their own tools and specifications, even lingo that anyone can learn. Whether it is an emergency or scheduled maintenance, here are some essentials about car repair that everyone should know.…

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Added by Mark Simon on June 28, 2019 at 5:44am — No Comments

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