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 . . .
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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’
Whether you’re launching a new F&I product, a new bundled package or want to increase the penetration of products you’ve displayed on your menu for some time, developing a detailed plan for success never goes out of style. What will make your five-step plan more fruitful is how it will give your sales and F&I teams tools for planting the seed of desire in prospects … [Read more...] about A Better 5-Step Plan to Product Sales Success
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
The industry is forecast to be stable in 2020. Stable may be a welcome word for many and is certainly better than the prediction of decline we all lived under in 2019. However, I don't know too many in this industry who would agree that "stable" is the goal. Let's face it; if given stable, we all want to maximize every resource and reach better. When setting stretch goals, … [Read more...] about Dealership Management Advice: Work Smarter Not Harder in 2020