Dealer Insights

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  • Dealer Digest – Leasing IT: Dos and don’ts

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 505

    Abstract: Leasing IT equipment may be a smart move if you follow certain dos and don’ts. And if you’re thinking about getting a VoiP system, there are certain shopping tips to keep in mind.

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  • 4 questions about key person life insurance

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: Imagine that the most important person at your auto dealership — in terms of your bottom line — died or was disabled. What effect would the death or absence have on your dealership’s financial health for the next month? The next six months? The next year? Here are four questions to ask when considering this coverage.

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  • Family and Medical Leave Act changes in full swing

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 369

    Abstract: Is your dealership complying with the recent federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) changes that took effect near the beginning of the year? Failure to abide by FMLA rules could expose your dealership to considerable legal risk, so it’s important to keep up.

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  • When too much is too much – Rocketing by an inventory glut

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1140

    Abstract: “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Although that signature line from the Apollo 13 moon flight is about a malfunctioning spacecraft, it also applies to overstocked auto dealerships. If your dealership has too much money tied up in inventory, it could hurt your cash flow — or even cripple your mission entirely.

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  • Survival of the smartest – Cash flow forecasting is a crucial business tool

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 717

    Abstract: Cash, simply put, makes the (business) world go round. But, in these times of rapid economic contraction, dealers biting the bullet often struggle with the flow of cash as sales shrink, expenses persist and trade payable terms seem to get shorter. All of these are reasons to forecast cash flow.

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  • Dealer Digest – Remember the aftermarket

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 499

    Abstract: Covered are opportunities in the aftermarket, how to make wellness programs work and controlling your employees’ retirement fund investments.

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  • Outsourcing human resources

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 542

    Abstract: Full or partial outsourcing of the human resources function can help you free yourself of an important but time-consuming part of your operation — human resources administration — so you can devote more time to economically pressing matters.

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  • Cash flow help – “Remodel” your tax strategy with a cost segregation study

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 810

    Abstract: In this downturned business climate, new ways to generate cash are a godsend. And if you’ve remodeled your dealership — or acquired someone else’s — a cost segregation study can do just that by creating hefty tax deductions.

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  • The road taken – 3-year strategic plan may alter map for success

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 901

    Abstract: Certain factors affecting your dealership’s success can’t be controlled, such as national vehicle sales trends and the state of the economy. Other things you can control, such as how you plan for your dealership’s future. Strategic planning is now more important than ever as you fight to stay on the course to success.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – EESA gives dealers a marketing tool

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 512

    Abstract: Featured in this issue is news about the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA), which gives dealers a new marketing tool for selling vehicles; predictions on 2009 health care costs; and information on how to spot “actively disengaged” employees at your dealership.

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  • Take it to HEART – Federal law boosts employee benefits of reservists

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 576

    Abstract: Dealerships with employees in the military reserves must follow some new rules of engagement. The Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (HEART), signed by the president in June 2008, gives breaks on a number of employee benefits to men and women called to active military duty.

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  • Internal controls – How to detect and deter employee fraud

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1117

    Abstract: Internal controls have always been important for dealerships. They help protect you from losing money to mistakes, faulty procedures or theft, and an evaluation of their effectiveness is now a big part of the audit process. And in these difficult economic times, internal controls are more important than ever.

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  • 3 ways to beat the cash flow blues

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 744

    Abstract: A dropoff in sales volume. Lower profit margins. Tighter credit for both customers and auto dealerships. Circumstances such as these can easily lead to a cash flow problem. Fortunately, there are ways to beat the cash flow blues, and this article gives you three of them.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – S corporation red flags attract bullish IRS auditors

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 532

    Abstract: Discussed in this issue are certain red flags that attract IRS auditors to S corporations, particularly shareholder compensation that seems unreasonably low, and how creative service department managers are learning that high fuel costs can be good for fees. Also discussed is a way to wrap various employee benefit plans into one comprehensive plan.

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  • 5 ways to fire up your sales staff

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 311

    Abstract: Generating a positive environment for your sales staff is more important now than ever, even though it might be a hard match to light these days. This article presents some ideas for helping you better understand your sales force and the best ways to motivate them.

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  • Get a new lease on LIFO – Recent IRS pooling method fosters tax advantage

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: If you didn’t get a chance to use the last-in, first-out (LIFO) single-pool method when accounting for your inventory last year, you might want to make the switch for your dealership’s 2008 tax returns. You might be in for some tax savings.

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