December 2017 Blog Posts (74)

Your 2018 Budget: Volume and Gross Budgeting for Sales

How is your budget shaping up for 2018? Having fun yet? This is the second part in a series of blogs on how to create a budget that will help you achieve your growth goals. In Part 1, I shared tips on how to do a SWOT analysis. This installment will tackle…

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Added by Kip Miles on December 29, 2017 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Recalls: Perhaps California has the Solution?

It’s always frustrating to read articles about the challenges legislators, manufacturers and states have with…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 29, 2017 at 9:27am — No Comments

Disagreeing Well With The Theory Of 5 Philosophy

No matter how compatible they are, two people living together are going to butt heads every now and again. Decide on your “rules of engagement” early on. Do …
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Added by DealerELITE on December 28, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Who is in charge of compliance?

In most of the warranty policy manuals there are sections dedicated to compliance and who is responsible for which function. There are also numerous training materials that outline the responsibility of each department. In these training materials, it is stated that the service manager is the one that holds each position responsible for their own task lists.…

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Added by AWN INC on December 28, 2017 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Episode 9- Write Service Podcast

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This week, Jeff discusses "pulling the curtain back" and working with a daily worksheet to make predictions and project goals. This episode is perfect for managers and service advisors looking to stay on track and maximize potential!…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on December 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Are You Doing These Seven Things Before Your Sales Calls?

Phone Strategy Series Part 3

Talking to prospective customers on the phone is inevitable in the sales industry. If you are comfortable on the phone you are already ahead of many others who do their best to avoid this type of prospecting.

Getting on the phone with a potential customer doesn’t have to be a stressful situation, especially if you are prepared before you ever dial their number.

Knowing how to get someone’s attention and more…

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Added by Derek White on December 27, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Five Ways to Get Your Sales Strategy Ready for 2018

Buying and selling today, regardless of what your product is, is drastically different now than it was 50 years ago.  Door-to-door selling is a thing of the past and most companies and products have ways to do most of the shopping or preliminary information harvesting online and without the presence of a salesperson.

This is becoming true in the automobile industry as well.  Manufacturers and dealerships are looking for ways to provide the customer with a fully online…

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Added by Derek White on December 27, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

The Untold Story of Missed Service Opportunities

When it comes to increasing service revenue, there is no shortage of areas to consider – improving process efficiency, expanding facilities, hir…

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on December 27, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

The Life You Want

Few people would hesitate to describe the life they want to live. Today I ask what life you want. You had to think about what you would like to do for work or where you would like to live. You might be waiting for the genie in a magic bottle. Maybe you play the lottery considering what to do when you win. Neither of these is very likely to happen so…

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Added by Rob Gehring on December 27, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Car Loans With No Credit Check : Facts Worth Knowing

Financing a car with bad credit can be both difficult and stressful. Therefore, many people consider car loans with no credit check to buy the car they need.

Lenders do not conduct an intensive credit check, so you are saved of the embarrassment that comes with a review of bad credit and possible rejection of loan application. You can apply for online…

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Added by knorr kendra on December 27, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments

Record Decline for Truck Segment

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. …
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Added by Black Book on December 26, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Episode 8- Success in Sales and Life in General!

How do you define success? Money, happiness, family? Stay tuned every Tuesday for Jeff's podcast on how to maximize your potential! This week, Jeff covers PART TWO of how to exchange your worry for success! Copyright 2017 Wm. Jeff Cowan

Watch and listen here!…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on December 26, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Don’t View Questions as a Weakness

A recent article on…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 26, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

#47: Friday 2-Minute Warning: Dec. 22, 2017

A new Friday 2-Minute Warning episode of The Game Changer Life podcast has just been released, and this one shares a 100% positive discipline that you can put into practice today! Go download or stream this fast-paced two minutes of inspiration on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or at http://thegamechangerlife.libsyn.com/, and start living that game changer life.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on December 22, 2017 at 2:04pm — No Comments

When Using Customer Data, Don’t Be Creepy!

When it comes to providing the ultimate customer experience, can technology go too far and instead, backfire by…

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Added by sara callahan on December 22, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

Episode 8- Write Service Podcast!

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This week, Jeff covers six steps to maximize your potential on the drive, & increase your sales and CSI. He also discusses how simply having faith can impact your career and performance in a positive light. Audio version available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Video version available on Youtube and ProTalkVT.com.…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on December 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Taking Care of Business While Maximizing Revenue

As industry experts forecast slumping sales numbers, a…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 21, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

Jumpstart Automotive Media Path to Purchase Insights: How the Recent LA Auto Show Illustrates the New Way Shows Cater to Car Shoppers

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, released new data showing the impact that auto shows’ changed approach is having on car shopping. Today’s auto shows are less about concept cars that rarely make it to mass production, and more about showcasing technology and innovation found in cars that are available to consumers.
Jumpstart recently analyzed several popular vehicles on display at the …
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Added by John Sternal on December 21, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

4 Reasons Why Your Customers Love Video

For professional marketers across all industries, the top priority for 2018 is to convert leads into customers, according to Hubspot’s State of Inbound…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 21, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

I Don’t Want To

It’s easy to say you want to accomplish something and even acknowledge it in front of others. When you start down the path of day-to-day life obstacles should be an expectation that will come your way. The way we think about those obstacles will determine the success or failure of our goal. When a new obstacle arises at first I question if I want to.…

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Added by Rob Gehring on December 21, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

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