Cost Analysis of Opening an Auto Dealership

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In order to successfully open a car dealership you must plan for a variety of costs. Proper planning and consultation with specialists can help you launch your dealership without unnecessary difficulties and last-minute surprises. Apart from the most straightforward costs, such as your business registration,...

With 38 franchises, How Holman Automotive Drives Growth

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Brian R. Bates is President and CEO of Holman Consumer Services. He started his career as a service writer intern at Holman Ford and completed an internship as an ASE-certified service technician at ARI’s call center. After graduating from Rutgers University, he joined ARI...

Ford’s top designer on winning over today’s female buyer

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  Time's Clay Chandler sat down with Ford designer Chelsia Lau to find out more about her journey as a female designer in the male-dominated auto industry in this interview from Fortune Magazine.

Gary Vaynerchuk, 2017 CBT Conference keynote presentation

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  New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk joined CBT Automotive Network on Wednesday March 8th to headline the CBT Conference + Expo. Gary's presentation "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World" was extremely well received...

Daily Newscast: Google’s VP of Automotive talks about online shopping trends

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Google’s VP of Automotive talks about online shopping trends Customers demand this vehicle. Are you giving it to them? WardsAuto: What your dealership should focus on now in 2017

How to Create Excellent Employees

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We all know the foundation for a great Service, Parts or Body Shop department or any venture really, is excellent employees. But if you are reading this, you’re a Parts, Service, Body Shop manager or other dealership manager who already knows that great employees...

So you want to sell your dealership?

Engaging Advisor to Assist The time has come. You have well-thought-out reasons to sell your business. You have put your business in the best possible position for sale. You are ready to devote significant time and money to the sales process. Market conditions indicate...

Should I Form a Captive Insurance Company?

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Assessing Your Dealership’s Risk Dealership owners face many risks in today’s world. Some of these risks can be covered through traditional commercial insurance policies, such as garage and general liability coverage. However, dealerships often face risks that go uninsured or are even specifically excluded in...

Stop wasting your money on models that don’t move

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Dealers are typically expense-conscious. They’ll often sign every check, and pressure-test monthly bills: How many leads did we get from that third-party website? Is that F&I manager really worth $12,000 per month? Couldn’t we find a less expensive tire supplier? But here’s the check they effectively...

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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...