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Network Problems? IT Assessments Offer Relief and Guidance.

Are information technology (IT) problems slowing your business down? If your dealership experiences frequent network crashes, slow Internet or complaints from employees about technologies...

7 Reasons to Use Electronic Repair Orders

Based on interactions with many of our dealership customers, I'm guessing that between 40 to 50 percent of dealership service departments still handwrite estimates....

Why a Diverse Workforce is Critical to Your Success

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Getting the Fundamentals Right in Your Service Drive

Consider this: 75 percent of aftermarket auto repair is performed by independent auto repair shops, while just a quarter of that business lives in...

Not All Profits Are Created Equal

Many dealers I speak with typically think that ALL profit is good profit. How can any profit be bad? But I believe there is...

Consequences Aren’t What’s Harsh

In today’s pampered age and increasingly politically correct climate, “applying consequences” has somehow become perceived as harsh, unfair, or as demonstrating excessive intolerance. Frankly,...

Five Reasons Millennials Don’t Want to Work at Your Dealership

Many dealerships fall short when it comes to attracting millennials to come work for them. While the number of employed millennials at dealerships is...

How to Create a Workplace That Motivates Employees

It's an age-old question and a $10 billion industry. Every year thousands of self-improvement books and courses are sold, and the most successful motivational...

It’s Time to Write Better Job Descriptions

Job descriptions have long been an effective tool for recruiting qualified employees to a company, but they must be consistently maintained and updated. In...

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