It is no secret that the automotive industry has historically been dominated by the male gender. The NADA Work Force Study of 2015 stated that women make up 47% of the US Labor Force. However, only 23.6% of those women are employed in the automotive industry. Of that 23.6%, only 8% were in key leadership roles, and the other 91% held positions in either administrative or … [Read more...] about Create a More Diverse Workforce to Achieve Greater Success
Recruitment & Training
Have we forgotten, or worse, have we failed to teach new sales managers some of the methods in selling aged inventory outside of having to discount the price? The perspective in our industry over the past ten years is that the only way to sell an aged used car is to drop the price until it sells. While it can be an effective strategy; it costs the store gross profit, and is not … [Read more...] about 8 Tips to Consider Before You Drop the Price…
Recently, I set out on a quest for the perfect guest room mattress set. This mattress would be used around six weeks out of the year, mostly by our elderly parents when they visit. I had a decent budget, but I certainly didn’t want to spend more than a thousand dollars. As you can imagine, a name brand was crucial to field any potential commentary from the in-laws. I was a … [Read more...] about With High Regard—What Buying a Mattress Taught Me About Customer Service at the Dealership
Entering 2020, many people are talking about vision, hindsight and future potential. I often wonder how my career would have been different if I had the same knowledge 11 years ago that I have today. Being a Finance Manager is Difficult I definitely would have told myself in the beginning that being a Finance Manager can be highly stressful. The hours are long, and the … [Read more...] about Dear Younger Me . . .
I need an email address. What are the miles? Is the wife on the title to the trade-in? The insurance card is expired. Where’s the etch number? What color is the vehicle? Is there a PO Box I need to make sure is on all the paperwork? I could continue, but as you are probably standing over a trash can eating your lunch while reading this article–I’ll be brief: welcome to … [Read more...] about The ‘Why Behind’