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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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Auto ventures capitalize on stock market strength to push through acquisitions and IPOs

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…
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Bernie Moreno returns to auto retail with new digital technology

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for auto dealers, some have found ways to create opportunities in the midst of adversity. After taking a step back from the auto industry, Bernie Moreno, president of Bernie Moreno Companies, and…
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Why automation is a crucial tool in today’s auto industry

In today’s fast-paced world, customers expect personalized communication that speaks to their specific needs and grabs their attention. This expectation increases the number of meaningful touches needed between a customer and a sales representative. With a smaller team, how can…
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Wholesale prices begin to normalize on usual inventory levels

Dealers may start to notice the wholesale prices at auction slip back into more familiar territory. According to Manheim’s Used Vehicle Value Index mid-month report for September, wholesale used vehicle prices have decreased by 0.9% in the first two weeks…

Auto ventures capitalize on stock market strength to push through acquisitions...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…

The role diversity plays in your dealership’s customer communications

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. As you look across your customer base, there are several moving parts of communications that everyone has to get right. Externally, dealers have to represent the franchise…

Conducting customer interviews online to discuss F&I options

It’s time to face a new reality. Offsite deliveries aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. COVID-19 has forever changed the way car dealers do business, quite possibly forever if not for the foreseeable future. In growing numbers, more dealers performing offsite…