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Reducing Stress Can Help Your Business Survive & Thrive!

There are times that are really stressful for small business owners. Business is down, money is tight and the grumbling from your staff is getting louder!  Read more

Top 10 Reasons Why Dealerships Fail – And How You Can Survive!

According to The National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB] Education Foundation, over the lifetime of any small business, 30 percent will lose money, 30 percent will break even, and just fewer than 40 percent will be profitable. Read more:

The 5 Steps to Setting SMART Business Goals

Every athlete and large corporation have clearly set and articulated goals to attain specific objectives. Yet, in the world of small business, many businesses lack a focused goal. "Get more business" is a typical reply of small business owners when asked of future plans. Any self-respecting CEO would be tossed out of a shareholder meeting for uttering a vague response. Find out why

What Are The Top 7 reasons to Write Your Business Plan?

Lots of dealers skip a crucial step to ensure the success of their companies – writing a business plan. This detailed overview of your company and its future is commonly overlooked. Read why you need to do this now!

Who Needs Time Management?

I used to dread the mandatory time management seminars that my employer would schedule because, excuse the pun; they seemed such a waste of time! The reality, however, was that I always came away with a thought or process that helped me to be more efficient. Here are a couple of strategies that will help you become more productive, more profitable and less stressed. Find out what they are.

5 Ways to Use Direct Mail in Your Business

How can you bring in more customers for your business than you're getting through print, radio or local TV advertising? Here's how.

How To Find Money For Your Business

Financing can be a confusing and ominous task. You can increase your financing opportunities by understanding the many different ways that you can source funding for your business. Equally important is the criteria that lenders and investors use for the approval of loans and credit. Find out what you must know along with some great resources for lending options.

Customer Loyalty - 7 Essential Building Blocks

An ongoing challenge for any dealer is the retention of customers. It is well known that getting new customers costs much more than maintaining ones already doing business with you. Incorporating these eight ingredients to a well-rounded strategy for building customer loyalty will produce dramatic results. Find out why!

Dr. Seuss's Selling Technique

"I am Sam. Sam I am. Do you like green eggs and ham? Would you like them here or there? Would you like them in a box, would you like them with a fox?" Find out the answer now

Secret of Smart Inventory Management – Tip Of The Month

Last month we talked about how to calculate your interest expense as a percentage of gross sales and what your optimum target should be. If your interest is not on target then we need to explore the reasons why. Find out what your target should be.

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