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How to Insulate Your Dealership From the Next Sales Downturn

What is profit? Quite simply, it's the difference between what you spend and what you make. Most dealers, when they think about profit, immediately think about how they can make more. They strategize how to increase revenue, increase gross margins, increase sales or increase customer pay ROs.   However, spending less is an important…See More
Jul 22
Josh Whitlatch commented on Josh Blick's blog post Why Actionable Data is Better Than Big Data
"This is great stuff, Josh"
Jul 13
Josh Blick posted a blog post

How to Insulate Your Dealership From the Next Sales Downturn

What is profit? Quite simply, it's the difference between what you spend and what you make. Most dealers, when they think about profit, immediately think about how they can make more. They strategize how to increase revenue, increase gross margins, increase sales or increase customer pay ROs.   However, spending less is an important…See More
Jul 13
Josh Blick's 2 blog posts were featured
Jul 5
Josh Blick posted a blog post

Why Actionable Data is Better Than Big Data

Big data has been a big theme for several years now, but many dealers still don't have a thorough understanding of what it can do for them.I believe that's because the term 'big data' implies a sense of overwhelm or at the very least, something that is time-consuming. I think when a lot of dealers hear the term 'big data' they imagine sitting down with piles of…See More
Jul 5
Josh Blick posted a blog post

Don't Rely on Fake News!

For decades now, dealerships have gotten by with ‘self-reporting’ their financial performance, using very subjective methods and rarely adopting automation. I call this 'fake news.' I say this as it is similar to what has become somewhat of a buzzword of late for the type of …See More
Jun 26
Josh Blick's blog post was featured

3 Service KPIs to Review Every Thursday

For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up. A trial close starts with closing every Repair Order (RO) that can…See More
Jun 20
Josh Blick posted a blog post

3 Service KPIs to Review Every Thursday

For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up. A trial close starts with closing every Repair Order (RO) that can…See More
Jun 16
Josh Blick posted a blog post

It's Friday. What's Your Weekend Looking Like?

If you're in auto sales, the term "TGIF" - Thank God It's Friday! - probably has little meaning to you. In this industry, Fridays are spent gearing up for the weekend. Speaking of which, do you know what your weekend is looking like? To answer this all-important question, it's a good idea for General Sales Managers to sit down…See More
Jun 2
Josh Blick's blog post was featured

How to Avoid Sales End-of-the-Month Catch Up

If you're in dealership management you're probably familiar with the routine. No matter how great your intentions are to keep a steady sales pace all month, it’s month-end and you're playing catch up. Even worse, sometimes you believe it's going to be a great month until a nasty number shows up on your balance sheet during…See More
May 19
Josh Blick posted a blog post

How to Avoid Sales End-of-the-Month Catch Up

If you're in dealership management you're probably familiar with the routine. No matter how great your intentions are to keep a steady sales pace all month, it’s month-end and you're playing catch up. Even worse, sometimes you believe it's going to be a great month until a nasty number shows up on your balance sheet during…See More
May 18
Josh Blick posted a blog post

It's Wednesday. How's Your Week Going?

In auto dealerships when managers hear the question "How's your week going?" they know it's not always a personal question. Someone--usually the General Manager--wants to know whether they're on track to hit goals. The most reliable source to find out how it's going is to drill down into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). We…See More
May 3
Josh Blick posted a blog post

NAFTA, Donald Trump & the Chicken Tax: History has come home to Roost!

The election of Donald Trump has created a mixture of hope and trepidation amongst dealers, automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers, and in the whole automotive ecosystem in general. Will the Trump administration lower taxes, deregulate the industry and usher in an economic boom time? Or, will the auto industry be subject to…See More
Apr 10
Josh Blick's blog post was featured

3 Ways Business Intelligence Delivers ROI

Is data your best friend or your worst enemy? Why do I ask? Well, if you work in a dealership, chances are good that you either review or are responsible for creating reports on a regular basis. For principals and managers, reports reveal important information such as how many units your dealership has sold this month, how many…See More
Apr 3
Josh Blick posted a blog post

3 Ways Business Intelligence Delivers ROI

Is data your best friend or your worst enemy? Why do I ask? Well, if you work in a dealership, chances are good that you either review or are responsible for creating reports on a regular basis. For principals and managers, reports reveal important information such as how many units your dealership has sold this month, how many…See More
Apr 3
Josh Blick is now a member of Automotive Digital Marketing ProCom
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How to Insulate Your Dealership From the Next Sales Downturn

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 6:57am 0 Comments

What is profit? Quite simply,…

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Why Actionable Data is Better Than Big Data

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Big data has been a big theme for several years now, but many dealers still don't have a thorough understanding of what it can do for them.

I believe that's because the term 'big data'…

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Don't Rely on Fake News!

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 7:22am 0 Comments

For decades now, dealerships have gotten by with ‘self-reporting’ their financial performance, using very subjective methods and rarely adopting automation. I call this 'fake…

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3 Service KPIs to Review Every Thursday

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 6:54am 0 Comments

For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up.



A trial close starts with closing every Repair…

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