Five HR Tools to Find the Best Talent and Streamline the Onboarding Experience

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It’s hard to find good people these days. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately three million employees have left their jobs voluntarily since June 2017. HR software company, BambooHR surveyed 1000 Americans who were currently employed and found that...

VR, AR and MR in the Workplace: A Thing of the Present (Not Just the Future)

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Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) are quickly becoming mainstream technologies in our world. While we have become accustomed to these technologies in the world of gaming and entertainment, many don’t realize that they will soon be taking over our...

Why Diversifying Your Dealership Is More Important Than Ever – Brian Finkelmeyer

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Brian Finkelmeyer, Senior Director at vAuto, joins Jim Fitzpatrick in the CBT Automotive studios to further the discussion concerning the future of the automotive industry, the importance of diversifying your dealership, and how some dealerships and their owners are being affected more than many might think. The automotive...

Are You Operating your Staff Meetings In A Way That Actually Helps?

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Let’s be honest: no one likes meetings. Generally, we find meetings to be unproductive wastes of time, which we put up with because they’re mandatory, and because sometimes you get a bagel for coming. For this reason, companies are seeking ways to revolutionize how we...

“Supply and Demand Challenges Suggest A Decline in Vehicle Sales Moving Forward” – Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive

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The SAAR is once again at around 17 million, however, Trumps's tariff and the sudden hike in interest rates may have a negative impact on the second half of the year with vehicle sales. To help us make sense of what the future may...

5 Tips To Sell Better Online

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It might be a little hard to envision now, but there was a time where products were only sold in a physical sense and salespeople were the experts to go to prior to any sale. The advancements due to technology further implement these changing...

Using Technology to Increase Service Sales and Efficiency – Jim Roche, Xtime

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CBT's own Jim Fitzpatrick sat down with Jim Roche, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Managed Services for Xtime, a Cox Automotive company, to talk about the effect of changing technology in the auto industry. Technology has been changing fixed-ops in the auto industry across...

The Best Ways to Drive Traffic And Get People Talking About Your Dealership

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Blogging, social media marketing, newsletters, and other methods of digital marketing can feel like an unnecessary add-on to a marketing strategy. If you have a small team, have limited financial resources, and are strapped for time, it might be easy to leave these methods...

Tumultuous Auto Sales Forecast for Remainder of 2018

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After a seven-year run of consecutive annual auto sales increases in the United States, the final sales figures for 2017 showed a regression of 1.8 percent. And at the end of 2017, forecasters predicted that automotive sales would continue to slip throughout 2018. Yet,...

7 Choices Highly Successful People Make Daily

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Some consider success the luck of the draw, subject to fate and the constellation they were born under. However, the truth is that success is simply a pattern of behaviors that reinforce good cycles and help reshape negative habits into positive qualities. The most...

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Become Your Own “One-A-Day Vitamin”

Become your own "One-A-Day Vitamin" by finding the things that move you forward every day on this week's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting with Mark...
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How Can You Bring Accountability Into Your Dealership with Optimal Results

Service Managers, Service Directors and Fixed Operations supervisors everywhere look for the best practices to employ in running a smooth and profitable business. Obtaining...
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The ABCs of Selling to Millennials

Millennials. They turn to their phone for everything: ordering groceries, snapping selfies, booking reservations, Instagramming avocado toast, and stalking exes. It’s no surprise that...
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Does Your Dealership Experience Meet Your Customer’s Expectations? – Joseph Michelli, NYTimes Best Selling...

Our guest today on the CBT Automotive Network is an expert when it comes to instilling the knowledge and power your business, managers, and...

Become Your Own “One-A-Day Vitamin”

Become your own "One-A-Day Vitamin" by finding the things that move you forward every day on this week's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting with Mark...

Protecting Your Customers’ Personal Information

When was the last time you checked your safeguard procedures? On today's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks about protecting your customers' personal...

Texting Strategy

Adults spend an average of 23 hours a week texting. Every day there are about 6 billion text messages sent in the U.S. with...