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Doing Busywork to Generate Business

 David says to stay busy, start developing a phrase he used when he was a salesperson and things got a little slow during the...

Three Options to Recruit Techs During the Shortage

The automotive industry’s well-documented technician shortage is a serious concern. For the 76,000 technician positions...

How to Take Advantage of E-Commerce Opportunities in Auto Retail

The sudden shift from traditional marketing to e-commerce can be jarring. The transfer of business...

August Kerrigan Report: Domestic Brands Now Represent 70% of a Strong Buy-Sell Market

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, founder and...

Five Things Your Dealership Can Offer to Decrease Stress-Related Turnover

For most workers today, job-related stress is having a significant impact on how they work,...

3 Ways to Make Sure Your F&I Staff Are Ready for Another Recession…Just In Case

Anyone who was alive in the years 2007-2009 remembers very well the crash of the...

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August Kerrigan Report: Domestic Brands Now Represent 70% of a Strong Buy-Sell Market

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, founder and managing director of Kerrigan Advisors. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Bridget: Erin, thanks for joining us today. Erin: Thanks so much for having me, Bridget. Bridget: How has the buy-sell market...
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The Benefits of Properly Managing Your Dealership’s Online Reputation – Joe Fuca, Reputation.com

According to a study by Think with Google, 92 percent of car buyers conduct their own research online before they buy. This means that managing your dealership’s online reputation is more critical now than ever before. Positive Google or...
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How AI Integration Can Increase Productivity and Save Costs in Your Dealership – Dr....

There are countless applications for Artificial Intelligence in the auto retail industry and the possibilities they present are endless. In fact, AI technologies are projected to increase business productivity by up to 40 percent by the year 2035. To...
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Vehicle Listings Taking Too Long? Save Time and Money with this Solution From Manheim...

On today’s show, we're pleased to welcome Manheim Express Concierge Specialist Chenita Willis, to discuss how dealers can use this mobile app to its fullest capability, and make listing vehicles easier and less time-consuming.  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick: Hi everyone. I'm...
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Manage Your Dealership’s New Vehicle Inventory More Efficiently with These Tips – Dale Pollak,...

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Dale Pollak, founder of vAuto and Executive Vice President for Cox Automotive, back to CBT News. In this segment, Jim and Dale discussed the importance of managing your dealership's new inventory...
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Increase Lead Conversion with These Automated Marketing Campaign Strategies – Eric Mercado, WeDrive Automotive

According to recent studies by Invesp, automated marketing campaigns, on average, increase sales productivity by 14.5 percent, with 77 percent of automation users reporting an increase in lead conversions. However, by customizing this smart technology even further, your dealership...

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Three Options to Recruit Techs During the Shortage

The automotive industry’s well-documented technician shortage is a serious concern. For the 76,000 technician positions that are vacated annually, whether technicians changing industries or...

How to Take Advantage of E-Commerce Opportunities in Auto Retail

The sudden shift from traditional marketing to e-commerce can be jarring. The transfer of business from brick and mortar to the virtual world brings...

August Kerrigan Report: Domestic Brands Now Represent 70% of a Strong...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, founder and managing director of Kerrigan Advisors. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Bridget: Erin, thanks for...

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Three Options to Recruit Techs During the Shortage

The automotive industry’s well-documented technician shortage is a serious concern. For the 76,000 technician positions...

Increase Service Retention with These Innovative Service Contract Features

Service contracts have been around for a long time. They provide additional profit opportunities at...

Try Performing A Basic Service Inspection Immediately, Then Prioritizing Work Your Customer Needs

Every customer who pulls into your service department deserves to know the overall condition of...

Usher in the Next Generation of Service Technicians with These Proven Strategies – Lee Harkins, M5 Management Services

According to NADA, the auto retail industry needs to fill and replace 76,000 technician jobs...

Five Critical Marketing Tactics to Get More Customers Visiting Your Service Department

By 2020, the collective money that consumers will spend on aftermarket parts and services is...
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Three Options to Recruit Techs During the Shortage

The automotive industry’s well-documented technician shortage is a serious concern. For the 76,000 technician positions that are vacated annually, whether technicians changing industries or to retire, only 39,000 new techs are coming out of vocational schools. If the shortage...
e-commerce

How to Take Advantage of E-Commerce Opportunities in Auto Retail

The sudden shift from traditional marketing to e-commerce can be jarring. The transfer of business from brick and mortar to the virtual world brings with it a host of new jargon and skills. It also brings opportunity. In the traditional model...
stress

Five Things Your Dealership Can Offer to Decrease Stress-Related Turnover

For most workers today, job-related stress is having a significant impact on how they work, and if they stay at their jobs. The American Institute of Stress found that 40 percent of workers felt that their job was very...
Recession

3 Ways to Make Sure Your F&I Staff Are Ready for Another Recession…Just In...

Anyone who was alive in the years 2007-2009 remembers very well the crash of the stock market, the stories of Bear Stearns and AIG employees being walked out of their building with no jobs, and businesses across America shutting...
media

Why is Local Media Advertising so Important?

20 years ago, buyers would visit several dealerships and go on dozens of test drives to find the right car. A prime location and a big sign with decent inventory frontage was all a dealership needed to guarantee a...
appearance

Keeping Up Appearances: The Importance of Dealership Cleanliness and Comfort

Sometimes driving up sales is as simple as investing in a good pressure washer. The general appearance and cleanliness of your dealership, staff, and other client-facing elements can improve with little changes that make significant differences.  The Dirty Truth While it’s...
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