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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'success' (85)

DealerBuilt Appoints Automotive Industry Veteran Keith Baker as Chief Revenue Officer

Mason City Iowa, August 28, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on September 3, 2019 at 7:16am — No Comments

This Tool Converts Leads into Clients: Now Faster and More Affordably

Imagine you have a set of videos from your most satisfied clients, talking about how much they love working with you. Imagine you can use these videos, again and again, to win over more clients than you know what to do with. Imagine that by doing this, you build deeper relationships with existing clients, and you save time and money because you outsourced all the legwork to WinWin Videos. And imagine these videos get finished faster than ever.

You’re probably…

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Added by jon nigbor on July 15, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

No One Plans to Fail

As the old adage goes, no one plans to fail, they just fail to plan. This could not be more true when it comes to service marketing budgets in dealerships.

 

As new vehicle sales and gross margins decline, it's natural to look for ways to cut expenses. But I've never understood the logic behind cutting service marketing…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 24, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments

Change Again! When? Now!

Change matters. The speed of change matters. Don’t change for change’s sake.  How to sort through it all?

 

Change matters and can be successfully and intelligently integrated into your lifestyle and work habits by answering three quick questions:

 

  • Do you know your peak performance times?
  • Are you prototyping for…
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Added by Jim Flint on April 16, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

Why Getting Fired from a Company I Founded Changed my Life?

Sometimes you just need to get punched in the face to wake up. For too many days in a row, I went to work doing the same thing over and over like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day.

 

There are two routes to achievement in your…

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Added by Todd Smith on March 5, 2019 at 7:00am — 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


Vendor
To Succeed, You Must Make Every Minute Count

It’s a foregone conclusion that to be successful in any particular skill takes time. A lot of time! Doctors must go to college for decades, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those graduates enter the medical field after college as an “expert” physician. Ask yourself this question: How much time do I need to invest in myself to master a particular skill?…

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Added by Andy Church on November 9, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments

Hello, is It Me You’re Looking For?

I frequently write about how, in my opinion, dealerships would be wise to expand their thinking and change attitudes towards recall customers … and not just recall customers, but all customers

 

The customer experience is key to building customer loyalty, increasing referrals and securing repeat…

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Added by Chris Miller on September 21, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sometimes You Have to Lose to Win

Many consider Michael Jordan one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, basketball player who ever lived. He also made some thought-provoking statements. One I find really interesting and words from which we can all learn is this:

 

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take…

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Added by Steve White on September 17, 2018 at 5:59am — No Comments

Service Conquest: Success is in the Data

As new vehicle sales profits become more difficult, it is important to increasingly turn your attention to growing your service business.  Dealers are rightly interested in finding new service customers to replace lost customers. However, service conquest is very difficult because you must overcome three challenges: reaching current driver, determining service need, and…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 29, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments


Dealer
Smile and the World Smiles with You

In the business world, most successful people are type-A personalities. They are goal driven, work hard and do whatever it…

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Added by Chris Price on March 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Fight Club: Why Your Dealership Should Have One

I know that in writing this article, Im completely violating the first rule of the fight club. 

However, my guess is…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 4, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Catch More Customers with a Contagious Sales Event

Do you remember the days when your mailers were based on actual sales events? Let’s go back in time: back to the days when the sale ran for eight hours only or was valid for just two days—not five. The idea was to crowd the showroom and create a buying atmosphere with a real sense of urgency, as opposed to a trickle of customers over the course of a week.  Sales days…

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Added by Alexia Henson on July 29, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments

Communication Drives Dealership Success

When you think of all the things that go into making your dealership a success, communication ranks at the top of the list.

In fact, without good communication—both inside the dealership and with your customer base—you’ll likely suffer unnecessary losses in sales, employees, and customers. And while it’s one of the most integral pieces…

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Added by Joey Little on July 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

What the heck do I do AFTER a conference, expo, or convention??

One of the biggest mistakes many business professionals make once they get back from a business convention, expo or conference, is not having a…

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Added by Josh Whitlatch on April 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to steal the show at your next expo, conference, or trade show

If I had to guess, at some point this year you will be attending some sort of conference, seminar, or event to potentially further your career. With so many other things going on in your life, you might not have time to really sit down and strategize how you can make the most of these networking opportunities. The way you see…

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Added by Josh Whitlatch on February 23, 2016 at 7:19am — No Comments


Influencer
The Four Reasons Why You Are Surviving and Not Thriving.

"About half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more. As one would expect, the probability of survival increases with a firm’s age. Survival rates have changed little over…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on June 3, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments


Influencer
The One Realization That Could Change Your Life.

"Rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success."

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Added by Ashley Weidner on June 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of Cards.

 

This quote epitomizes the struggle that car…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Season of Change?

With a steadily improving economy and declining unemployment rates, the automobile industry is geared up to experience another year of expansion and progress. While this is great news, it would be wise to consider that just as customers now have more choices when it comes to buying or servicing their vehicle, employees (and prospective employees) also have more options than they did just a few years ago.  In general they no longer feel quite so loyal to their position, nor do they fear…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 5, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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