Brandon Gonsalves
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Outgrowing Quickbooks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Daughtry @ Dealers411.net Aug 6, 2013. 9 Replies

my business office is now saying they need a real accounting system, that quickbooks isnt going to cut it...obviously reynolds and reynolds and adp are too expensive...is there something in between? …Continue

Marketing / Leads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tobias Sedillos Sep 2, 2013. 25 Replies

Currently my company is using sub prime leads, cars.com, autotrader, posting on craigs list and we have a grass roots referral program. I want to further our marketing to bring in additional traffic.…Continue

How to set up a small lot with people.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Tarco Mar 11, 2013. 2 Replies

Most of my experience was with large franchise dealerships and so the personnel setup was totally different than the lot I just opened.  Im a first time owner with a couple partners.  I manage the…Continue

A friend is bringing 20 cars to a lot...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Wagner Dec 11, 2012. 9 Replies

A friend wants to bring and keep about 20 cars on a dealers lot for the dealer to sell. How should my friend get paid for these cars...whats fair for both parties? he is essentially acting as a…Continue

 

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Jim Lauderdale liked Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Marketing / Leads
Nov 23
Brandon Gonsalves commented on Rick Marrari's blog post Small California Independent Dealer Interested in Great Lenders (Sub & Prime)
"only subprime company I know that can alter APR is CAC...that I know of."
Nov 17
Brandon Gonsalves replied to Frank's discussion CAC Dealers-What is the best inventory ???
"this question came up all the time when I worked for them and still does today...the simple answer is "cars bought back of book" If you are looking for an in depth answer then Ill give you one below but honestly ANY car bought back of book…"
Nov 17
Brandon Gonsalves replied to TimLutz's discussion how does the CAC program work
"I used to work for them, they are a very good company.  I now own 3 dealerships, we have closed 3 pools in less than 2 years and the 2nd has only been open a year and the 3rd open 3 months.  We shop every call and give to the bank that…"
Nov 17
Higinio (Bonz) Mangual replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Marketing / Leads
"Heres an Out-of-The -Box thought. Check out my company. We just finished beta testing with a few dealers and the reponse was PHENOMENAL!! CARVISO came from the growing need and total lack of used cars available across the country.  In a…"
Aug 16, 2013
Brandon Gonsalves replied to David's discussion Floor planning
"Like lance I use both of those companies. Ive enjoyed both."
Aug 12, 2013
Brandon Gonsalves replied to Morgan Burgess's discussion Contract Cancellation Option - what do I need to know?
"Its a law in california. You can get the form from reynolds and reynolds. Mssg me and ill shoot you a copy of it so you know what to get."
Aug 12, 2013
Gene Daughtry @ Dealers411.net replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Outgrowing Quickbooks
"You need an integrated accounting software working with the DMS. Like the names listed in our earlier posts. Michael didn't list his DMS Auto Master Systems. You shouldn't need to double enter with any of them."
Aug 6, 2013
Gene Daughtry @ Dealers411.net replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Outgrowing Quickbooks
"Glad you responded Michael. I didn't know about either of those accounting programs. I always thought it was either QuickBooks or Peachtree. I have learned something new....keeps happening."
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Smith replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Outgrowing Quickbooks
"+1 For Autosoft (ASI). It's a DMS with accounting built in. WINDOWS Based even, so no complicated keystroke shortcuts to memorize."
Aug 6, 2013
Kristina Pistorius replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Outgrowing Quickbooks
"Most dealerships that use Frazer, use Quick Books for their accounting.  Finance Express does have integration with Quick Books but...  I think they are trying to avoid Quick Books."
Aug 6, 2013
Michael W. Rutter replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Outgrowing Quickbooks
"Frazer or Finance Express. "
Aug 6, 2013
Kristina Pistorius replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Outgrowing Quickbooks
"If you looking for a system that operates similar to ADP or R&R but is more cost effective, look into Dealertrack DMS.  However, there are some other solutions that will also provide you with good accounting, such as, Auto Mate, Auto…"
Aug 6, 2013
Brandon Gonsalves replied to Timothy Brillant's discussion Help with Auto Leads!
"Ben. Mssg me with contact info plz."
Aug 4, 2013
Brandon Gonsalves replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Marketing / Leads
"we mailed 300 letters and got 0 response, we canceled our mailer program."
Aug 3, 2013
Brandon Gonsalves replied to Brandon Gonsalves's discussion Marketing / Leads
"Approved Auto Center www.approvedautocenter.com "
Aug 3, 2013

Profile Information

Company
Approved Auto Center
Position
Dealer Principle
Dealership, Allied Industry or Finance Company?
Dealership
If Dealership, Franchise or Independent
Independent
Your web site
http://www.creditacceptance.com
Biography/Work Summary
13 years in Retail Car business, left as a General Sales Manager. Worked on banking side for 5 years including CAC and Citifinancial auto
Activities Away From Work
Spending time with my family.
Birthday
February 28

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