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  • Unrecorded liabilities affect your dealership’s net worth

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 638

    Abstract: Do you know what your dealership is really worth? If you’re planning to apply for a loan, hoping to impress an investor or gearing up for a future sale, you’ll need to find out. Make sure you’re tallying your assets correctly — what you don’t count could hurt you. (Updated 12/30/12)

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  • Finance and insurance – Internet presence, compliance summon management response

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 947

    Abstract: Two major issues that promise to affect dealership Finance and Insurance (F&I) departments in 2009 are Internet presence and regulatory compliance. This article discusses both the opportunities and the challenges that these areas provide.

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  • Now and later – Time these 2008 tax strategies

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 861

    Abstract: Some tax planning issues don’t have to be addressed until the time of filing — for example, turning a net operating loss (NOL) into a tax benefit. But other strategies need to be launched before the end of the year to work, such as making qualified asset purchases so that you can benefit from Section 179 expensing and 50% bonus depreciation.

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  • Carrying their own weight – How to keep on top of your technicians’ performance

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1291

    Abstract: Do you know, at any given time — not just toward the end of the month — how your service technicians are doing? Because of how important your service department’s revenue is to your dealership’s bottom line, the answer better be “yes.”

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  • Relay team – Installment sale can pass ownership baton to heirs effectively

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 975

    Abstract: Selling your dealership to your children can be an effective strategy for transferring wealth and accomplishing a variety of goals, including creating an income stream for yourself in the future. Here are some important factors to consider if you’re considering this succession planning move.

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  • Think CPO – 5 ways to heat up a used-car operation

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 566

    Abstract: Certified preowned vehicles (CPOs) are a “safe” bet for picky or used-car-shy customers. They also allow bargain-hunters to get more car for the same price as a new lower-end, lower-frills model. So it’s no wonder that CPOs can help strengthen a dealer’s used-car operation.

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  • Online-booking tips

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 341

    Abstract: Is your online-booking service all it can be? With service departments producing a hefty percentage of dealerships’ average profit, you want to make sure that this critical component of your Web site is convenient to access, easy to use and reassuring to customers.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – Making your virtual dealership irresistible

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 562

    Abstract: News items discuss how to make your virtual dealership irresistible and report on auto dealers recently recognized for “going green.”

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  • What you should remember about leasing

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 351

    Abstract: Have you thought about getting back into the leasing business? With talk of a leasing revival, there are some pros — and cons — that you’d better keep in mind.

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  • Put the lid on employee fraud

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 683

    Abstract: Fraud strikes auto dealerships and other small businesses an average of six times during the owner’s term, and employee theft accounts for nearly half of all fraud cases, according to a 2007 study. But if you keep your eyes open for warning signs — and put internal controls in place — you don’t have to play the victim.

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  • Dealership M&As – Keeping customers after a purchase

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 519

    Abstract: Keeping old friends is good advice for life in general, and it also rings true in the business world — especially after you’ve acquired a new dealership. Retaining your acquisition’s customers can mean the difference between a successful move and one that’s doomed to fail. (Updated 12/30/12)

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  • 9 ways to strategize for a better 2008 tax outcome

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1034

    Abstract: Think of year end tax planning for your dealership as something like a chess game. To take advantage of important breaks and avoid pitfalls, you’ll want to plan your moves carefully. And with the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, tax planning this year presents even more winning opportunities.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – Forecast for 2009 shows climb in U.S. light vehicle sales

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: Find out about 2009 light-vehicle sales forecasts, the “nearly new” used vehicle market and a recent accounting rule that could affect your dealership.

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  • Bringing in the green: Profit boosters may be easier to find than you think

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 422

    Abstract: If you’re looking for ways to perk up gross income in this downturned economy, you might not have to look much farther than your front door. Ideas for bumping up revenue are with your customers, in your community and in other nearby places.

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  • 5 dos and don’ts for a CRM system

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 553

    Abstract: A good customer relationship management (CRM) system is a powerful sales tool. It can track customer contacts, automatically record a wide range of transaction data and transform information into well-guided marketing efforts. But to get the most out of a system, you’ll need to follow these five dos and don’ts.

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  • “For Sale: Auto Dealership” – How to get your business ready for your retirement

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 853

    Abstract: Thinking of retiring? If so, there may be one thing standing between you and your golden years: your dealership. This overview will tell you what you’ll need to consider before putting your dealership on the selling block.

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