2013 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for automotive retail (again). Results are in for March and the first quarter showing that, with exception to some brands, you're making money. However are you making enough money to make bad mistakes for your business? Look at your social media, chances are you're doing just […]
More often than not, businesses are left to turning part (or all) of their operation over to vendors and partners with the reasoning that they're not able to "do everything". In automotive retail the de facto excuse you hear usually has something to do with how selling cars is what gets done and nothing else […]
There's not too many times during the year that we call a time out. Well, there's usually one. Here's the dealership reset: Accountability: How are you against your goals? It's not just units, gross and ROs. It's about cost, effectiveness and no-bullshit reviews. Someone's feet not being held to the fire? Now's the time or […]
There seems to be a perpetual struggle in the dealer world between the client needing services, needing to change/improve, needing to stay in front of the competition and the vendors needing new places to hock their wares, prove their value, bang the 'we're the leader' drum and pay back their investors. They're both right while […]
It's no secret that over the past few months things have really been taking off in the online automotive space for dealers and a lot of attention is being paid to the more leading edge, innovative companies (and some not-so-leading-edge ones). It really seems that retail is starting to embrace, at a minimum, the 'change' […]
Why hire a consultant or contractor? Why pay someone for a little work when I can bring on a new employee for the same or less? Consultants only tell you what you already know but charge you for it! I don't want an idea or process person, I want a do-it person! Yes, those are […]
Check out Cars.com DealerADvantage's December Newsletter Here Cars.com always provides a great venue for valuable webinars and January 2009 will be no different. Whether you sell 6 or 26 a month, take time to attend the Tough Times Require Smart Sales event on the 9th by clicking here.