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Location: Russellville, Arkansas
Latest Activity: Feb 20
Started by Dominic McWhorter Aug 23, 2012.
Started by Rob Hagen. Last reply by Frank Dec 8, 2011.
Started by Mike "BK" Anthony. Last reply by Brad Sutterfield Apr 29, 2011.
A few years ago I was on a Best Practices Panel in Dallas with other dealers in BHPH. We discussed how each of our operations were set up and how we handled our daily challenges. One dealer on the panel who has been in the business for decades having multiple locations shared with me the most important lesson he had learned during those years. "Get into a 20 Group". This very successful dealer said it was the best thing he had ever done for his business.
NCM Associates have been in the 20 Group business since 1945. NCM specializes in group moderation and training for all types of operations in and out of the automobile industry. If you would like to improve your business, keep up with everything that effects what you do and fellowship with your peers, join a 20 Group and follow the lead of thousands of other dealers across America.
Go to www.ncm20.com to get started. There are BHPH/LHPH and independent groups and new groups getting started right now.
And a GREAT 2013 to you.
Thanks Dugan for your comments. You are right, there are no excuses, at least ones we can eat or grow our business on. I hope you have a good year in 2013 even with all the headwinds coming.
January 2013 Happy New Year to All
It has been some time since I have communicated with you and try as I may, it gets harder and harder to find the time to sit down and compose a regular message. I shall try and do better this year.
I thought I would start the year with one of my favorite topics, excuses, and my favorite response:
“There are NO Excuses”
I have heard most of the current excuses, used some myself, but the truth is, there are no excuses. Our business moves on, and regardless of the climate (weather, political or otherwise), we all have jobs to do. Yes, I will admit that Presidential Elections appear to cause goofiness for the last few months in the years in which they happen, and this past election was no exception. Additionally, the current political climate will most likely present some challenges, but our business must continue.
One of the greatest challenges I am forever facing with some of my dealers and managers is their acceptance of “Things as They are”, “Tolerating” things that should not be tolerated and “Failure to Act” when a change is needed. Don’t get me wrong, I am far from perfect, but one thing I see, over and over again are things that need to addressed and we somehow think they will fix themselves. Incidentally, they usually WON’T, and THERE ARE NO EXCUSES.
So as we move into 2013, I challenge you to be on the lookout for anything that has been tolerated, needs action or fixing or has just been done that way forever, because that’s the way we do it. In order to GET different, we have to DO different. No excuses, let’s JUST DO IT.
My recommendation is Autostar Solutions, this solution includes the ability to run multiple companies, completely integrated accounting, full feature service capabilities and on line payment solutions. Look at autostarsolutions.com
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