Are You Imprisoned by Your DMS?
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Are You Imprisoned by Your DMS?

By Michael Trasatti, CEO In today’s 20 group meetings, in circles, while attending a new car showing, and just about anywhere you go, dealers are talking about their DMS provider. Even DMS providers seem to be talking about each other, sometimes benignly, other times with soft-malice. And finally, it seems DMS providers today, as I...

What’s your Passion?
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What’s your Passion?

By Michael Trasatti, CEO It’s a new year.  Time again for those yearly resolutions to sift through your mind on how you are going to improve yourself. A new exercise routine, a habit you want to break, recalculate your financial goals. Regardless of resolution, the new year is a natural time to reflect on your...

Let’s be Legendary
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Let’s be Legendary

By Michael Trasatti, CEO ‏Every now and then you witness something truly inspiring.  I was recently reminded such an occurrence…. It was late December and I was watching the Fiesta Bowl. As many of you remember, this years match up was Clemson v. Ohio State. During the game, Clemson just tore apart Ohio State, unlike...

Best Kept Secret (Part II)
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Best Kept Secret (Part II)

By Michael Trasatti, CEO My previous blog ended with a comment regarding the propensity for failure if a leader or a company’s compass points in the wrong direction. I wanted to lead in with a few guiding principles that have helped us immensely along the way and led us to this point while driving much...

Best Kept Secret (Part 1)
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Best Kept Secret (Part 1)

By Michael Trasatti, CEO When is it ok for you to stand up on a towering podium and YELL, “I HAVE SOMETHING GREAT”. Well, thinking through that question, the quick answer would be when you actually do have something great… but you better make sure! DealerBuilt happily was one of the sponsors at this year’s...

Generation Next: The Millennial Car Buyer
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Generation Next: The Millennial Car Buyer

By Michael Trasatti, CEO Millennials are the next big segment of auto purchasers and are changing the car-buying process. According to www.autonews.com, they will become a serious force in the U.S. car market. TrueCar also reports that Millennials are expected to account for about 25% of the new vehicle market and generate sales of 4.24...

Is Your Company a Learning Organization, Part II
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Is Your Company a Learning Organization, Part II

By Michael Trasatti, CEO In a previous post, it was stated that the economy, though not boiling, is certainly beginning to bubble and is headed in the right direction. While this ‘heat up’ has lots of positive impact and is very much needed, there are significant inherent issues; mainly as business increases from a point...

Is Your Company a Learning Organization, Part I
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Is Your Company a Learning Organization, Part I

By Michael Trasatti, CEO The economy is beginning to bubble up. It seems the markets set new highs almost every day, and though the employment numbers are not where we would like them as yet, people are going back to work and there is money to spend. Revenues are on the rise and internal purchases...