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MB dealer Gregory Baranco says ‘manufacturers need to step up’ their diversity efforts

While there are over 18,000 dealers in the country, only 265 dealerships are owned by African Americans. The lack of black representation and the growth of diversity in automotive has hindered the industry generation after generation. Today, we’re joined by…
Vroom

The challenge is on for franchised dealers as Vroom, Carvana stock ratings upgraded

On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs upgraded online auto retailers Vroom Inc and Carvana Co from ‘Hold’ to ‘Buy’ status and raised the price targets for both companies. After a challenging past two quarters for the auto industry as a whole, analysts at Goldman Sachs expect…
dealers

Consumer and dealer sentiment improving in new report

Consumers are becoming less concerned about the effects of COVID-19 when it comes to shopping for a vehicle, according to a Sept 22 Cox Automotive report. Data shows that shoppers are increasingly comfortable visiting dealerships for both the service department…
true north

Finding true north as a leader – What’s your declination?

“North on a map is easy to find (it’s at the top). In most locations in the real world, though, magnetic north (where your needle points) and true north differ by a few degrees: That difference is known as “declination.”…
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ADAA president Tom Dart discusses current industry conditions for Alabama dealers

Hurricane Sally recently made landfall in Alabama, but despite this setback, the auto industry remains strong. Today we’re talking to Tom Dart, president of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama. In this segment, Dart and anchor Jim Fitzpatrick first discuss…

Electric vehicles make big waves in this week’s automotive tech headlines

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…

What the auto retail industry has gotten right and wrong about...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. When we talk about the issue of diversity, a lot of times, based on the marketplace, people tend to think about diversity as it relates to color.…

Modifying your dealership’s sales approach through COVID-19

Over the last six months, David Lewis has talked with hundreds of dealership personnel. The majority seem to be in agreement that the changes currently being made to the sales process will be around for a long time. On this…

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…