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Pete MacInnis is founder and CEO of eLEND Solutions, a company that is focused on providing a more efficient sales and finance process for the entire automotive industry. eLEND Solution’s patented platform streamlines
digital retailing

Are Digital Retailing Tools Promising More Than They Can Deliver?

Digital Retailing or DR for short is the latest and greatest thing, dominating press releases, blogs and discussions at NADA 2019, unseating ‘AI’, ‘machine...
digital retailing

Promises and Pitfalls of Migrating Financing Online

You’ve heard the pitches. And it’s true that the technology is impressive. Yet, when digital retailing vendors attempt to sell to dealerships what they...
technology

The 3 Things Technology Should Do for You

Technology is supposed to make things simple. That’s about as clear and concise as it gets when the debate turns to the application of technology...
transparency

Lacking of Transparency is Selling Bottleneck

Both the U.S. Senate and the House recently approved a resolution to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) dealer participation guidance (at this...
blockchain

Bored with Blockchain? Take a Closer Look

Right about now, blockchain technology might seem like the Wizard in Oz: lots of flash, difficult to understand, and slightly overrated – to put...
blockchain

Blockchain Technology Really Could Be the Next Big Thing

Sparring technology providers makes the blockchain opportunity less clear You’ve heard all the hoopla about cryptocurrency values — the  currency you can’t touch. It’s all...
digital retailing

Digital Retailing: Disconnects and Opportunities

You count yourself as a progressive dealer, a champion of trends, with an eye on streamlining your process and creating a customer-first experience. You...
technology

Solving the Transaction Time Challenge with Mobile Devices

Here is an experiment: in your next auto industry conversation, bring up blockchain technology, autonomous vehicles, IoT, connected cars and anything to do with...

First Step to Connected Car-Buying: Pre-Qualification

It’s more effective than Pre-Screening By Pete MacInnis We’ve all seen the endless data about consumer dissatisfaction with the car-buying process, particularly with how lengthy it can...
id drive

ID Drive’s Finance Pre-qualification Abilities Shorten Sales Times

Better Closing Rates and Customer Satisfaction Among the Benefits By Pete MacInnis Dealers and their F&I managers are always looking for an easier and quicker way to...
Tesla

Taking the Tesla Approach to your Personal Branding

When you think of electric vehicles (EV), chances are Tesla is one of the first images that come to mind. And when you think...
healthcare costsvideo

How to Reduce Employee Healthcare Costs and Improve Your Dealership’s Bottom Line – Keith...

Here to talk about reducing healthcare costs and improving your dealership’s bottom line is Keith Lemer, CEO of WellNet Healthcare Plans. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  I'd like to...
brian benstockvideo

Brian Benstock on First Quarter Sales Results, Recruiting Salespeople, and Staying Positive in the...

On today’s show, we welcome Brian Benstock Partner GM and VP at Paragon Honda. Brian is here to give us a dealer’s perspective on...
partnering

Your Dealership’s Community Partnership

Partnerships with other small businesses in your area can be a powerful tool for your dealership’s growth. As the saying goes, “The whole is...
hiring process

Best Practices to Remember During the Hiring Process for Your Dealership

Few things remain unchanged as time passes. Whether they become outmoded or obsolete, there is little that hasn’t been touched by Father Time’s hands....

It’s Time to Amp Up Our Language

Old sales language doesn't work on today's hyper-informed customers like it used to. On today's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about...

Ambiguity is the Enemy of Accountability

   On this week’s episode of Hard Truths with host Dave Anderson, Dave talks about eliminating ambiguity as a step to full accountability in your leadership. VIDEO...

How to Evaluate The Value of Your Third-Party Classified Partner

Do auto dealers need third-party classified marketplaces? Brian Pasch discusses how you can evaluate the value of your third-party classified partner on today's episode...

Attractive Words and Phrases

The way we word things can make all the difference when trying to close a sale. In this week's edition of On the Mark, Mark...