Auto Dealers

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  • Should your dealership sell certified pre-owned vehicles?

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 365

    Abstract: The strength of the CPO market has some dealerships rethinking their CPO sales presence. But before adding this business line, a dealership owner needs to carefully consider the benefits and drawbacks of the move.

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  • Passing the baton

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 613

    Abstract: At some point, all dealership owners do a final customer ride-along and hang up their proverbial hats. This article spotlights the importance of lining up a successor. It discusses when an owner should start the succession process, what qualities a successor should possess and how to structure the transition.

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  • Consumer Review Fairness Act – Recent FTC complaints put spotlight on legislation

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 655

    Abstract: Given the importance of online reviews in the purchase process today, federal regulators and lawmakers are taking steps to protect their availability and legitimacy. The CRFA was passed in 2016 to stop dealerships from including contract provisions that allow them to penalize or sue customers for writing or posting negative online reviews about them or their products. This article details what dealerships are prohibited from doing.

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  • Consider these tax-related moves before year end

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 852

    Abstract: Year end presents a unique opportunity to implement tax-saving strategies. This article covers handling bonus depreciation and floor plan interest, shifting income from one year to another, taking advantage of valuable write-offs, and more. A sidebar discusses how the structure of a dealership entity affects tax liability differently from how it did before passage of the TCJA.

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  • A car-free future? Not so fast

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 365

    Abstract: There’s a lot of talk among some younger Americans about living a car-free lifestyle, especially in urban areas. But new research indicates that there may be strong economic benefits to car ownership. This article asserts that a car-free future may not be as close as some people think.

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  • 4 ways to control dealership expenses

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 549

    Abstract: It’s always a good idea to keep dealership expenses under control. But there are times when this becomes even more important. Many economists are predicting significant economic decline in 2020. This article offers four suggestions for cutting dealership expenses.

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  • Form 8300 reporting – Cash payments from customers call for special treatment

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 676

    Abstract: It’s not uncommon for dealerships to receive large sums of cash as payment for vehicles. And they are generally required to file a special form (Form 8300) with the IRS to report cash transactions of more than $10,000. This article reviews those requirements.

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  • Develop a formal business plan with sharp direction

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 860

    Abstract: Dealer-owners can detail the future direction of their dealership by drafting a formal, written business plan. This road map can help owners make operational and financial decisions that best position their business for future profitability. This article focuses on the content and structure of an auto dealership’s business plan. A sidebar offers solutions to the perceived “I-don’t-have-enough-time” problem.

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  • A car-free future? Not so fast

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 365

    Abstract: There’s a lot of talk among some younger Americans about living a car-free lifestyle, especially in urban areas. But new research indicates that there may be strong economic benefits to car ownership. This article asserts that a car-free future may not be as close as some people think.

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  • 4 ways to control dealership expenses

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 549

    Abstract: It’s always a good idea to keep dealership expenses under control. But there are times when this becomes even more important. Many economists are predicting significant economic decline in 2020. This article offers four suggestions for cutting dealership expenses.

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  • Form 8300 reporting – Cash payments from customers call for special treatment

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 676

    Abstract: It’s not uncommon for dealerships to receive large sums of cash as payment for vehicles. And they are generally required to file a special form (Form 8300) with the IRS to report cash transactions of more than $10,000. This article reviews those requirements.

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  • Develop a formal business plan with sharp direction

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 860

    Abstract: Dealer-owners can detail the future direction of their dealership by drafting a formal, written business plan. This road map can help owners make operational and financial decisions that best position their business for future profitability. This article focuses on the content and structure of an auto dealership’s business plan. A sidebar offers solutions to the perceived “I-don’t-have-enough-time” problem.

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  • Are you meeting your sales and use tax obligations?

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 345

    Abstract: The consequences of failing to comply with sales and use tax requirements can be severe. In some states, dealership owners can be held personally liable for unpaid sales and use taxes — even if they’ve delegated this responsibility to one of their employees. This article explains various aspects of determining sales tax nexus.

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  • Keeping on top of regulatory compliance

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 574

    Abstract: Some of the key federal rules and regulations that specifically affect auto dealerships are aimed at protecting consumers. This article provides a brief overview of the Financial Privacy rule, the Safeguards rule, the Disposal rule and the Red Flags provision. Also highlighted are Reg Z, Reg M, and protections against misleading advertisements.

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  • 4 common reasons dealerships fail

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 714

    Abstract: Dealership owners have a responsibility to plan for worst-case scenarios. This article addresses four common reasons behind dealership failure and some steps dealer-owners can take to avoid them.

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  • Going green – How to run a sustainable dealership

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 840

    Abstract: Proactive auto dealerships use more efficient renewable energy sources and reduce overall energy and water consumption. This article highlights a couple of “green dealer” programs and describes some recent program prize winners. A sidebar focuses on the Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, which provides a financial incentive for dealerships to install commercial solar and geothermal energy systems.

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