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February 2019 ADM Blog Posts (59)

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry over an IRS Audit

Just like a cross-country move or a root canal, the thought of getting your tax return audited is one that makes people worry. “Almost all of us have an extreme phobia regarding IRS audits,” said Paul Miller, a CPA in Manhattan, New York. “The only people who aren’t scared are those who have previously been audited and it went well.”

Usually, the IRS can audit returns going back the last…

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Added by Amelia Grant on February 28, 2019 at 1:39am — No Comments

3 Metrics to Measure Automotive BDC Performance

Does your dealership use an external BDC for sales calls? Many managers like to keep control of their sales process in house, but realistically, the majority of salespeople don't have time to place the hundreds of calls necessary every week to keep their pipeline filled.

 

Additionally, many salespeople lack the skills to effectively engage consumers over the phone. The personality types that provide engaging in-person experiences don't always translate well to over-the-phone…

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on February 27, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

What Not To Do After An Accident

If you’re involved in a vehicle accident, there are things you should not do in order to protect your health and your legal rights if you later seek compensation for your injuries. In order to avoid the things you shouldn’t do, what you need to do is to remain calm, keep your wits about you and take a moment to think before you say or do anything.

Do Not Ignore an injury

If…

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Added by Mark Evans on February 26, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Overall Depreciation Rates Stable

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full…

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Added by Black Book on February 26, 2019 at 11:05am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Minnesota-Based Village Automotive Group in Sale to Ed Napleton Automotive Group

 

 

Irvine, CA, -- February 26, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading buy/sell advisor to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Minnesota-based Village Automotive Group in its sale of Lexus of Wayzata, Lexus of Maplewood, and Village Chevrolet, to Chicago-based Ed Napleton Automotive Group, which operates more than 74 franchises in seven states and ranked #26 on Automotive News’ 2018 Top 150 Dealership Group…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 26, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments

Four Reasons Why BDCs Fail and How to Improve Them NOW

Dealerships are always struggling with the decision on whether they need a BDC or not. Some try and succeed, but others try and fail. Why does this happen? How is one dealership’s BDC succeeding when other BDCs are failing and returning to status quo after a significant investment? The…

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Added by Todd Smith on February 26, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Best College E**** Examples

PhD Investigation Proposal Samples

Welcome to Dissertation Help Support. Research Module is a project that pupils want to undertake for the completion of their degrees. This undertaking includes creating a report on the conclusions of the investigation that students undertake to investigation upon. Operating on this module can be a challenging and most very likely, it is going to be most hard assignment of your degree course. For working on a dissertation instead of ask "…

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Added by Elizabeth Hurst on February 26, 2019 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with GoMoto Virtual Service Advisor Platform

Albany, N.Y. – February 25, 2018 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today it has successfully completed all dealership management system (DMS) integrations with GoMoto, a developer of progressive technologies for automotive service lanes and showrooms. Auto/Mate DMS customers now have the option to use GoMoto's Virtual Service Advisor Platform, a service lane kiosk that provides customers with a streamlined, self-led, check-in process.

 

"Consumers are…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 25, 2019 at 6:22am — No Comments

Does SMB's needs a website?

We're in an age where, prior to a buyer purchases a service or product, they Google it to discover more about it.

Anyone who wishes to grow their brand, no matter how small your company is, needs a website.

Building a website has also gotten cheap.

You don't need plenty of…

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Added by Blazho Gjorgiev on February 25, 2019 at 5:45am — No Comments

Reviver and Wistron NeWeb Partner to Scale and Innovate Production of the Rplate, the World’s First Digital License Plate

IoT and wireless product design leader, WNC, enters a Joint Design and Manufacturing agreement with Reviver; partnership enables Reviver to meet increasing demand for the Rplate as it expands across the US and globally

 

Barcelona, Spain – February 25th, 2019 – Reviver, creator of the world’s first digital license plate platform, and Wistron NeWeb (WNC), global specialists in the design and development of cutting-edge communication products,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 24, 2019 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Reviver Partners with HARMAN to Co-Develop Global Software Platform Development for the World’s First Digital License Plate

HARMAN Connected Services collaborates with Reviver on globally scalable software for Rplate’s IoT platform, centered on enabling new safety and security benefits for consumers

 

Barcelona, Spain – February 25, 2019 – Reviver, creator of the Rplate, the world’s first digital license plate platform, and HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 24, 2019 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Spring Selling Season

The time is now. Spring selling season is upon us. When your inventory, personnel and plans are in the right spot on February 20th, your 2019 is set up to work to your maximum advantage.

Five of the best six seasonally-adjusted sales months over the years happen between March and August. …

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Added by Jim Flint on February 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Remove Friction from the Service Drive

Does your service department software remove friction for your customers but add friction for your staff? Perhaps that is why we see so many software companies come and go in this industry.

 

With today’s transformation from a dealership-centric focus to one that is…

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Added by Ujj Nath on February 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Junk Car Removal: Easy and effective disposable solution

Probably you are planning to buy a new car that will give you additional mileage and help you to travel in style. But first, you small garage should be made clear by removing your old, junk car, which is lying useless there for quite some time. Contacting the well established…

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Added by Michael Dearing on February 21, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Car Workshop Manuals: How important are they?

When cars breakdown, most of us become thunderstruck for two main reasons, the first reason is the fact that we become immobile and secondly we fret about the cost of repairing the vehicle which more often than not puts a dent in our bank account.

Well, although the fact remains true that sometimes we have but no choice, but to go to a mechanic to get things fixed, there are times when we could actually do the repairs or even regular services by ourselves that would…

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Added by David Anderson on February 21, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Is Your Dealership’s Technology Stack Hurting Your Sales and Destroying Your Profits?

This question was posed by a great dealer friend of mine, Todd Caputo from Sun Chevrolet the other day. Are dealers spending so much money and time on technology, implementation and the management of all these tools that it is distracting them from the fundamentals of the business of…

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Added by Todd Smith on February 20, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

10 Best Tips for Taking the Perfect Car Photo

Have you ever looked at car wallpapers on the internet and admired just how great many of them look? If you are just starting to take pictures of cars, you may be wondering why your shots don’t look as good. Well to help you out, we will look at ten tips that should definitely improve your…

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Added by Amelia Grant on February 20, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

7 Steps to make a Marketing Machine from Company's blog

Today I will write about how to make a blog bring real benefits, and not just follow the fashion.

It has long been understood that in today's world a corporate blog is an integral part of the company's presentation on the Internet. But does the blog justify the hopes that were placed on it?…

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Added by Evan Murray on February 19, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Auto Dealerships See Avg. 20% Rise in Profits Under DOWC

According to Protective Asset Protection, it is estimated that auto dealers leveraging a Dealer-Owned Warranty Company structure to sell F&I products are seeing a 20% lift in profits on average for F&I sales.

Background on DOWC:

Many automotive dealers have offset the recent downward trend in vehicle margins through increased F&I profitability. One way dealers have maximized their F&I income is through…

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Added by John Sternal on February 19, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

Depreciation Rates Improve

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full…

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Added by Black Book on February 19, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

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