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Chana Perton

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Chana is an freelance journalist for Atlanta Small Business Network
compliance officers

Do Dealerships Really Need Compliance Officers?

The quick answer is yes. Dealerships are required by law to have on-site compliance officers. Compliance officers help protect dealerships from violating state and...
social media

How Social Media Influencers Are Changing the Auto Industry

As consumer attention fragments among the various pulls of modern-day media, companies are turning to unconventional sources to move their products front and center....
sales satisfaction

Takeaways from J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study

J.D. Power just released its annual Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study, and once again, Porsche has topped the list in sales satisfaction for a...
tariffs

New Developments in the On-Going Auto Tariffs Saga

For the last several months, the Trump administration has pushed towards wide-scale tariffs on many imports. The White House sees these measures as part...
social media

5 Top-Notch Social Media Strategies and Management Tools for Your Dealership

Things move quickly in the digital age. By now, most dealerships recognize the need for a stellar social media presence. Study after study shows...
distractions

Reducing Distractions and Procrastination for Your Dealership Employees

Distractions and procrastination can eat away at vast chunks of time and resources at a dealership. Eliminating them is essential to creating a positive,...
technology

Technology vs. Human Connection: Which One Does Your Dealership Need?

There's no question; technology is a boon to dealerships. Big data, mobile apps, social media--there are countless ways that tech smooths the car buying...
convenience

Delivering Convenience and Consistency as Part of the Dealership Experience

Often what makes one dealership stand out from the others is not their product but their service. In today's world of individualized marketing, customers...
breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How Dealerships and OEMs Across the Country Showed Their Support

From pink key chains to custom Mustangs, car dealerships across the country pitched in to bring awareness to breast cancer this October.  With one in...
dealership

Are You Hiring for Skill Sets Your Dealership Needs Most?

The 21st Century is shaping up to be one of great change for the auto industry. In this ever-shifting environment it seems harder than...
compliance officers

Do Dealerships Really Need Compliance Officers?

The quick answer is yes. Dealerships are required by law to have on-site compliance officers. Compliance officers help protect dealerships from violating state and...
dealersvideo

How ReconVelocity is Helping Dealers Set a New Standard for Vehicle Reconditioning

On today's show, we're pleased to welcome back Hugh Hathcock, owner of ReconVelocity and Kalah McCoy, Executive Vice President at ReconVelocity. The pair discuss...
digital marketingvideo

The Benefits of Digital Marketing for Your Fixed-Ops Department – Andy MacLeay, Dealer.com

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Andy MacLeay, Director of Digital Marketing for Dealer.com.  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Jim Fitzpatrick: Hi everyone. Jim Fitzpatrick with CBT...
dealers

Why Dealers Need to Be More Transparent with Data, Communication, and Pricing

Buyers have long been suspicious of auto dealers. Historically, there has been a lot of distrust here, as the perception is that prices can...
repair guidevideo

Jim Roche of Cox Automotive Explains How the KBB Auto Repair Guide Can Help...

On today's show, Cox Automotive Vice President, Jim Roche joins CBT to discuss the many capabilities of Kelley Blue Book's brand new auto repair...

Which F&I Products Should You Sell Online?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek explains why making all of your F&I products available online may not increase profits, and...

Improving the Point of Sale Presentation

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with guest host Michael Roppo, President of Automotive Management Resources, to discuss improving...

Having the Willingness to Win

The retail auto industry can often times feel like a race. Sometimes we're racing against coworkers or the competition, while other times we're racing...

A House Divided Will Not Stand

"A house divided will not stand." Make sure your heart and mind are in the same place when you come in today. Jonathan Dawson...