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Re-work, Re-adjust, and Re-evaluate

 Are the things you’re doing making you the most impactful you can be?  If not, Cory explains how to re-work, re-adjust and re-evaluate your...

Best Practices to Help Your Employees Set Their Professional Goals

For anyone to improve or advance, they need to have goals set, regardless of whether...

Glenn Pasch Announces Jim and Bridget Fitzpatrick as 2019 Lighthouse Award Recipients

EATONTOWN, N.J. January 14, 2019 - The only award announced prior to the Automotive Website...

Dominate Year-End Accounting at Your Dealership

Submitting year-end accounting can be a difficult and time-consuming process for dealers. From completing W-2s...

VinSolutions Invests in Connect Automotive Intelligence to Ensure Dealers Know Their Customers

January 17, 2019 – With a surplus of information right at their fingertips, car buyers...

Kerrigan Report: December Capped Off Another Strong Year for Auto Sales

Thanks so much for joining us today for the Kerrigan Market Update. We’re joined today...

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How to Increase Sales at Your Dealership with AI Powered Assistants – John Ruble,...

f AI powered assistants have shown to be highly effective for increasing sales, quality of service, and improving other activities around the dealership. These virtual aides help dealers handle more sales leads and manage your most viable follow-ups. Joining Jim...
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Finding New Paths to Profitability at Your Dealership – Trevor Gile, Motorcars Honda

The annual NADA show is just around the corner, and just like us here at CBT you're probably gearing up for the great events that lie ahead. Joining Jim today is Trevor Gile managing partner of Motorcars Honda, to...
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Combating Rising Interest Rates, Managing Vehicle Inventory, and Reducing Your Margin Compression – Brian...

Every dealer knows that as your vehicle assets depreciate, your profit margins begin to shrink. The two major causes of inventory depreciation? Age and holding costs. Joining Jim today is Brian Finkelmeyer, senior director of conquest at vAuto. Brian...
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Use The Theory of 5 to Promote Success in Your Dealership – Chris Saraceno,...

Every dealership is only as strong as their leader and being a good leader means positively adapting to a changing work environment. On today’s show, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Chris Saraceno, vice president and partner of Kelly Automotive Group,...
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Market Predictions and New Car Buying Trends for 2019 – Bill Wittenmyer

It’s crucial for dealers to start the new year off on the right foot, and that begins with being mindful of market predictions and new car buying trends. On today’s show, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Bill Wittenmyer , vice...
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Rhett Ricart, NADA Vice Chairman-Elect on the Future of the Car Business, Tariffs, and...

As we gear up for the annual NADA show in San Francisco at the end of this month, we’re pleased to welcome Rhett Ricart, Vice Chairman-Elect. Rhett is also President and CEO of Ricart Automotive and today, he speaks...

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Don’t Change Who You Are Because of One Person | Gary Vaynerchuk

Don't overvalue the other person's POV... You should never be putting one person's opinion on...

New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author John O’Leary: Overcoming Life’s Challenges

CBT Automotive was thrilled to be joined by inspirational speaker John O’Leary recently for an...

This is Why You Should Fail | Will Smith

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith defines success as 'controlled failure' and urges you to embrace every...

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Best Practices to Help Your Employees Set Their Professional Goals

For anyone to improve or advance, they need to have goals set, regardless of whether that’s in an individual’s professional or personal life. Though...

Glenn Pasch Announces Jim and Bridget Fitzpatrick as 2019 Lighthouse Award...

EATONTOWN, N.J. January 14, 2019 - The only award announced prior to the Automotive Website Awards, Jim and Bridget Fitzpatrick of CBT Automotive Network...

Dominate Year-End Accounting at Your Dealership

Submitting year-end accounting can be a difficult and time-consuming process for dealers. From completing W-2s and 1099s to processing 1095-Cs, the list of forms...

VinSolutions Invests in Connect Automotive Intelligence to Ensure Dealers Know Their...

January 17, 2019 – With a surplus of information right at their fingertips, car buyers are doing more advance research than ever, and they...

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Cox Automotive Shows Where Dealers Can Improve in Service Lane

According to Kurt Stephan of Dealer Marketing, service and parts make up between 40% and...

How to Become More Customer Centric at Your Dealership – Jim Roche, Xtime

The quality of your customer’s overall experience in the service department can have lasting consequences...

Is Your Dealership Capitalizing on the Multi-Billion Dollar Automotive Aftermarket Industry?

According to Wikipedia, the United States automotive aftermarket was estimated to be worth $318.2 billion...

Building A Vibrant Service Department

Creating an environment where customers feel relaxed and well cared for can be a tough...

How to Revamp Your Dealership’s Recon Process – Dennis McGinn and Jeff Dantzler

The efficiency of your dealership's recon process affects more than just your fixed-ops department. From...
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Best Practices to Help Your Employees Set Their Professional Goals

For anyone to improve or advance, they need to have goals set, regardless of whether that’s in an individual’s professional or personal life. Though it might be largely the responsibility of the individual, the managers of their workplace also...
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Dominate Year-End Accounting at Your Dealership

Submitting year-end accounting can be a difficult and time-consuming process for dealers. From completing W-2s and 1099s to processing 1095-Cs, the list of forms due around the new year often feels endless and can cause a last-minute frenzy. However,...
vinsolutions

VinSolutions Invests in Connect Automotive Intelligence to Ensure Dealers Know Their Customers

January 17, 2019 – With a surplus of information right at their fingertips, car buyers are doing more advance research than ever, and they expect dealers to do their homework as well. Yet, when customers walk into a store,...
issues

Washington Update: Four Top Issues for Dealers

It is an understatement to say that the Federal Government plays a significant role in how companies conduct business. Regardless of the industry, legislation can have a substantial impact. Much like consumer purchasing behavior, and the overall market, it...
Nissan

New Leadership for Major OEM

As predicted, Nissan's investigation into the alleged Carlos Ghosn scandal has now made its way to the United States. Hans Greibel of Automotive News discussed the implications of it with the owner of a Nissan dealership in Florida who...
ford and Volkswagen

Ford and Volkswagen Join Forces

Volkswagon AG and Ford set the auto industry abuzz, announcing they’ve come to agreements regarding an alliance. According to Volkswagen, the plan is for the two companies to join forces in designing and manufacturing trucks and cars, with hopes...
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