Between a busy career and a larger than average family, I don’t get much time to indulge in a good movie. As it so happens, one of my best friends is a self-confessed cinephile. So when he demanded me seeing Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water when it came out, I thought I had to make the time sacrifice. In a word, the movie was weird. But, do you know what’s even weirder? … [Read more...] about The Sales Funnel & The Shape of Water
Finance & Insurance
Before we start exploring the reasons why every car dealer must conduct an on-site compliance audit in his car dealership, let us form an overview of its fundamental concept and notches of significance. There are federal guidelines that govern each department of a car dealership; for example, there is a Used Car Rule for the sales department and CAN-SPAM Act for the BDC … [Read more...] about Why Conduct an On-site Compliance Audit in Your Car Dealership?
vAuto founder Dale Pollak recently told a group of dealers: “We’re not in the car business, we’re in the business of making money.” And he’s right. One of the biggest influencers on new car dealers’ profitability in 2019 has been the health of their new vehicle inventory. In the latest Haig report, it was highlighted that franchise dealer expenses are growing faster … [Read more...] about Making More Money with the Right Inventory Metrics
When a cashier takes your money for your purchase and then sends you off with a deadpan, “have a good one,” how do you feel? On the other hand, Chick-fil-A restaurant’s signature send-off, “My pleasure,” is a big reason it is the most profitable fast-food business in the country. According to an article in Entrepreneur.com, Chick-fil-A “makes more per restaurant than … [Read more...] about Plan, People and Profitability: A Lesson in Chicken
What is that awful smell? You know, that smell you sniff when you meet a “slick” salesperson? What is the definition of a professional? Is it someone who makes $75,000/year or more in their profession? Are you a professional? You probably have your own definition. How do you become a “pro” in F&I? The first step is to brush your teeth and remove the commission breath many … [Read more...] about Commission Breath