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Interview Red Flags: What to Look for When Interviewing Potential Employees

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According to the job search website Indeed.com, the average annual earning of a car salesperson in the U.S. was around $68,000 including all bonuses.  With the cost of hiring and training new salespeople running about 20 percent of their first year earnings that calculates...

Is The Automotive Industry Forgetting How To Connect?

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If you stay current with articles on marketing or business in general, you cannot miss the pundits discussing the new face of business –technology, connectivity, speed and customization. I am also quite sure many of you, including me at times, are confused as to...

Why Dealers Should Invest More of Their Time into Important Marketing Decisions

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If you are a Dealer and you are currently delegating your advertising and marketing, stop it! By delegating all of your advertising and marketing responsibilities, you are abdicating the responsibility for the lifeblood of your business. You are handing the keys to your kingdom to...

Your New Hires In Sales…

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You have two choices when hiring your new salespeople... A. You can either hire the right people who have the potential to become pros in sales, provide them with the training, daily management and proven processes they need from you to succeed...or... B. You can just...

After Growing a Strong Business, Jim Ellis Auto Group is Now Focused On the Future

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The north area of Peachtree Boulevard in Atlanta is a mecca for car buyers. Tucked just inside of the city’s looping Interstate I-285, there are over a dozen auto dealerships in less than two miles. The taste and brand of the autos in the area range...

Fall Into Comfort with These Casual Wardrobe Essential

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We’re not quite into the heavy coats and sweaters of winter, but fall style is definitely in the air. Here we offer a variety of styles you can rock off the clock whether you’re enjoying a relaxing brunch, heading to a game or attending...

Chris Saraceno: The Theory of Five and why People and Passion Power Your Business

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It’s a steamy Friday afternoon in mid-September and Chris Saraceno has just returned from giving a presentation to over 600 students and faculty members at Holy Trinity School in Melbourne, Florida. The focus of his speech was about surrounding yourself with the right people and...

Why you want customers to tell you NO in the Service Drive

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Something you’ve probably noticed in your Service Drive; Customers almost never come out and say, “Please upsell me.” What’s more, your clients don’t even know they need what you are about to present most of the time. Asking someone to buy from you “in...

Dealers Growing Market Share: What Really Separates Them from the Rest?

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With multiple automotive conferences and expos filling the schedule, October has become known to many in the industry as “conference month.” This year, as with every year, these gatherings will be filled with vendors hawking the latest shiny objects to scores of well-meaning, though...

How to Create a Competitive Internet Manager/Director Pay Plan

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The ability to shop online has changed how we make purchases as consumers, as well as how sales processes are handled across all industries. Internet sales managers - a title once recruited exclusively for automotive dealerships - are now a hot commodity in all...

HEADLINES

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Industry Veteran Chip Perry Named CEO of A2Z Sync

DENVER, July 10, 2020 -- A2Z Sync, a software and dealer-services company that enables dealers to modernize and transform the car-buying experience by re-organizing their stores...
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Ira Wolfe on Why Dealers Can’t Go Back to Business as Usual

"An Obituary for Normal", is how Ira Wolfe, founder and President of Success Performance Solutions, satirically introduces his thoughts about the state of 'normal'...
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Summer Sales Forecast for Auto Retail – Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive

Cautious optimism is the sentiment many dealers are feeling as the auto retail industry settles into Q3. After strong showings for sales, considering the...
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Middle and Upper-Class Car Buyers Spending Actively

The second-quarter car sales reports tell a story that few care to recall. The pandemic response sent more than 45 million Americans into the...

What Do Dealerships and Bank Conversions Have to Do With TikTok?

Recently, a video by TikTok user Molly Baxter shared a shady business practice perpetrated by a few F&I managers that received thousands of views....

Why Dealers Should Concentrate on Experience, Not Price

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain is joined by his colleague Steve Purdy, the client success director for Kain Automotive....

Creating a Frictionless Online Car Buying Experience

There is still a lot unknown about how the Coronavirus will continue to affect American lives, industries, and consumerism. However, dealers can assume that...