Competition Drives Two Auto Dealerships to Peak Performance


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

Two Phoenix dealerships are coming off their biggest sales weeks ever. And all it took was a little head-to-head competition in the form of a Car Wars Grudge Match.

On average, Larry H. Millers Toyota Peoria and the Van Tuyl Groups Midway Nissan request around 80 – 100 customer appointments during a normal week, securing about a quarter of those.

But during last weeks inaugural Car Wars Grudge Match, the two dealerships not only saw a spike in requested appointments, but also enjoyed a stark jump in secured appointments. With no new training or an increase in ad spending, they requested an average of 600 appointments each, securing an close to 400 appointments. Thats over 25x their typical number of booked appointments and a success rate of 67 percent!

Car Wars is a competitive scoreboard call-tracking platform that puts dealers in head-to-head battles to be better on the phone and drive more sales. During the weeklong Grudge Match, Car Wars pitted these two rival teams against each other to put their phone skills on the line. Weeks leading up to the match were full of high-stake bets and preparation for each team. Teams and individual sales people earned points by doing great things on the phone, from requesting the appointment to calling back missed opportunities.

LHM edged out VT by Owning the Phones all week long and bringing some seriously innovative strategies to the table. One salesman at LHM even cold called a McDonalds and asked the manager if there were any employees interested in buying a car. He ended up getting the manager to submit a credit application, and he got approved to buy a car.

“Car Wars is a great system and a great tool. I’m looking forward to the future sales from this crazy week…My team did amazing,” LHM general manager Jay Carley proudly said.

But even Midway Nissan, who ultimately lost the match, brought in some impressive numbers. They were picking more than 600 calls within a few rings, when just the week before they were only picking up around 200. They also followed up on soft appointments 4x more than they had the week prior. Thats a huge improvement to their commitment on the phone.

Cody Smith at Midway Nissan grabbed the MVP title of the entire match. Smith set the standard on the phones, bringing in the most individual points and even came in on his off days to help his team. His hard work earned him a Caribbean trip for two.

Both dealerships are seeing serious results, and will continue to see them for weeks to come all because of a little friendly competition. Grudge Match is proof that the quickest, easiest way for any dealership to increase their bottom line is to simply get better on the phone.

Want to compete in Grudge Match II? Go to the Grudge Match page now to enter your dealership and your rival.







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Arete Rehabilitation Announces New Business Development Director


Amesbury, MA (PRWEB) July 20, 2014

Arete Rehabilitation recently announced the addition of L’Oren Rogerson as their new Director of Marketing and Business Development. As the premier provider of contract rehabilitation services to the post acute providers, the addition of L’Oren continues their focus on regional expansion. She will be charged with business development for all three company divisions, full service, temporary, and management consulting thus paving the way for future organizational expansion.

Arete has experienced tremendous growth since its inception, which has accelerated our need for adding this new position to the company,” explained Michael Mahoney, President at Arete Rehabilitation. L’Oren’s depth of expertise in marketing, social media, and professional networking coupled with her extensive knowledge of the regional business climate will greatly benefit Arete Rehabilitation and our future expansion goals.

Prior to joining Artete Rehabilitation, L’Oren was Director of Marketing and Communications for Longmeadow of Taunton where she was responsible for creating and re-branding the company. She built an extensive network of referral sources, promoted a positive community response through development of complimentary programs, and has been involved in numerous networking events. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.







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Seminar – June & July

Seminar – June & July
Event on 2014-06-07 09:30:00

 

 

This is our list of business seminars that we run free of charge for Leicester city residents.

If you would like to know how to attend please call 0116 279 5171 or email enquires@leicesterforbusiness.org.uk

 

Saturday 7th June – Cash flow and credit control

 Two of the key issues businesses deal with to ensure stability and growth is managing cash flow and credit control. Poor cash flow management and ineffective credit control policy has disastrous consequences. No previous financial or background knowledge is assumed or required to participate in this workshop.

This course will include:

Cash flow

  • Principles of cash flow planning
  • Format and contents of a cash flow forecast
  • Business planning and cash flow

Credit control

  • Approaches to credit control
  • Effective credit control
  • Legal recourse

 

Saturday 21st June – Taking the fear out of finance

This course will provide you with an understanding of financial information, its relevance and how to use it effectively when making decisions.  No previous experience or knowledge of accounts is required to gain the maximum benefit from the course.

 

Course objectives:

  • Breaking down the financial language barrier
  • Costs and all that
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Principles of analysis and interpretation
  • Decision making

 

Saturday 5th July – Business Planning Tools

An effective business plan helps a firm define what to do and decide how to do it.  This course looks at the importance of business planning, writing the plan, how to present the plan.  It will look at the contribution of the plan in controlling a business and management decision making.  No previous experience or knowledge is required to get the maximum benefit out of the course

 

This course will cover:

  • The role, relevance and use of business planning 
  • Information gathering and use
  • Financial tools
  • Sales and  marketing decisions
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

 

Saturday 26th July – Cash flow and credit control

Two of the key issues businesses deal with to ensure stability and growth is managing cash flow and credit control. Poor cash flow management and ineffective credit control policy has disastrous consequences. No previous financial or background knowledge is assumed or required to participate in this workshop.

 

This course will include:

 

Cash flow

  • Principles of cash flow planning
  • Format and contents of a cash flow forecast
  • Business planning and cash flow

 

Credit control

  • Approaches to credit control
  • Effective credit control
  • Legal recourse

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29 – 35 St Nicholas Place
Leicester, United Kingdom

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Get Published Live 2014 – 3 Events

Get Published Live 2014 – 3 Events
Event on 2014-06-01 09:00:00

Do you feel confused about the best way to publish?

Do you struggle to make sense of all the noise and conflicting information about publishing and don’t know where to start?

Would you like to publish your books, build a fan base of readers, cut out the middle men and sell more books?

Would you like to leverage Amazon to generate leads and sell more books?

If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions then these events are for you!

You’ll discover how today’s successful independent authors are taking control of their own publishing destiny, with key publishing strategies that allow them to reach a global audience right from their home office.

This means they can publish trade quality books, they have the last say on their book cover design, they decide how much their books sell for and how much income they make.

Whether you write children’s picture books, fiction or nonfiction you’ll walk away with actionable information you can implement immediately.

 Bring a friend for FREE when you book your ticket!

*MAXIMISING AMAZON* – Bookings ClosedAt this event you’ll discover…

  • Why Amazon is a Must for Authors — How Amazon Can Help You Sell Books and Reach Readers
  • How to Publish Your E-book on Amazon — The Steps for Creating Your Amazon Account and E-book Listing on Amazon
  • How to Optimise E-book Files Before Publishing — How E-book Files Should be Designed for Improved Lead Generation and Sales
  • How to Avoid Publishing Mistakes — How Most Authors Leave Sales on the Table From Not Optimising Their Book Titles
  • How to Use Keywords on Amazon — Find Out How to Use Keywords to Improve Your Book’s Search-ability Inside Amazon
  • Why it’s Vital to Choose the Right Category — Make Sure Your Sales Provide Maximum Ranking Juice in the Right Place
  • How to Leverage Amazon’s Publishing Tools — How to Effectively Use Tool’s Such as KDP Select and Kindle Matchbook
  • How Amazon’s Bestseller and Sales Lists Work — What Are the Amazon Bestseller and Sales Lists You Should Aim For

Also Included!

  • Catered Morning Tea — Includes tea, green tea, coffee and a selection of light food to enjoy.
  • Networking Opportunities — Make sure you take advantage of meeting other writers and authors just like you and share experiences.

*AUTHOR PLATFORM ACCELERATOR* - Sunday June 1st, 9am-2pmAt this event you’ll discover…

  • What Exactly is an Author Platform — Demystify the Purpose of Building a Platform and How to Get Started
  • The Biggest Platform Mistake — How to Avoid the Single Biggest Mistake Made by Authors Which Prevents Their Platform From Growing
  • The Best Practices for Your Author Website — The Best Way to Create and Optimise Your Author Website, What to Include and Why Many Authors Fail
  • The One Marketing Asset Every Author Must Have — This One Tool Has the Power to Consistently Grow Your Audience and Launch Books
  • The Power of Creating Book Funnels — Leverage Key Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Entire Book Catalogue
  • How to Leverage Events, Expos and Presentations — Create Exponential Growth and Don’t Leave Sales and Leads on The Table
  • How to Choose the Right Social Media Channels For You — How to Avoid Time Wasting Activities, Ignore the Hype and Focus on What Works for You
  • How to Launch Your Book Strategically — Formulate and Execute a Marketing Plan to Get Results and Generate Sales

Also Included!

  • Tea & Coffee — During the first small break, tea and coffee will be provided
  • Catered Lunch — Select from a menu of options for lunch without having to wait
  • Networking Opportunities — Make sure you take advantage of meeting other writers and authors just like you and share experiences.

 

*GET PUBLISHED LIVE* - Sunday July 6th, 9am-1:30pmAt this event you’ll discover…

  • This Works For Any Type of Book — Strategies That Work No Matter What Genre Or Topic You Write
  • Earn Up to 5 Times More Royalties — How to Easily Become Your Own Publisher So The Bucks Stop With You
  • Multiply Your Book Sales With Global Distribution — How You Can Make Your Book Available to Libraries, Stores and Online
  • Publish Quality Books Just Like Trade Publishers — How to Publish a Book That Stands Side by Side With the Big Guys
  • Get to Market Fast With E-books — How to Take Advantage of Technology to Increase Your Speed to Market On a Budget
  • Details of Book Production — It all Starts by Creating a Quality Book That’s Appealing to Readers, Reviewers and Retailers
  • What Australian Authors Need to Know — Discover Key Tips You Need to Know as an Australian Author Publishing Globally
  • Networking Opportunities — Chat With Other Writers and Authors, Share Experiences and Learn

Also Included!

  • Catered Morning Tea — Includes tea, green tea, coffee and a selection of light food to enjoy.
  • Networking Opportunities — Make sure you take advantage of meeting other writers and authors just like you and share experiences.

Tickets are very limited to keep the intimate nature of the events. Everyone will have the chance to talk one no one with each other and the presenters. This information and access to presenters outside of the event would normally cost over 0.

"Save yourself heaps of time and money and make Book Cover Cafe your first stop when you set out to independently publish."
—Neroli Makim 

"Thank you indeed Anthony. I had such a hard time trying to understand the techno side of publishing and who to see and what to do. Anthony explained each step with simplicity. If you're planning on publishing, I highly recommend!"
—Trevor Salter

Event Times and Dates

These will be half day events, with registration at 8:45am. After the main sessions there will be Q&A and the opportunity for one-on-one advice and discussion with presenters and attendees.

Venue

This year’s events will be held at the Lions Club Springwood. We'll be in the conference room upstairs called 'The Lair'. It'll be reasonably intimate, allowing networking and the chance to learn from your fellow attendees. It's a beautiful venue with all the facilities for a comfortable event.

Parking

Is free and plenty.

Getting there

The Lions Club is quite large, with red and yellow colours. It's right next to the Pacific Motorway. This location was selected in part due to the easy access of it's location from those commuting from the north and south.

What to bring

  • Your favourite notepad
  • Questions
  • Energy and your widest smile

Have a good breakfast before you come so you are alert and ready.

 


About the Presenters

I’m Anthony, founder of Book Cover Cafe, an award-winning service provider and trusted resource for independent authors and publishers around the world.

The team at Book Cover Cafe has a combined 28 years of publishing industry experience, including having worked at major publishers Penguin and Scholastic.

The Book Cover Cafe team and I have helped Australian authors and business owners avoid vanity publishers and independently publish and launch their books to a worldwide audience, while maintaining control and profit.

My clients have had books rank number one on Amazon and sold thousands of dollars worth of books at events and online.

They’ve been featured in the media on Channel 7, ABC Breakfast Show and in leading newspapers and magazines including MX, The Courier Mail, Albert & Logan, South City Bulletin and The Reporter.

  

The fine print…Refund Policy

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or refunded unless the event is cancelled, re-scheduled for another date, or if details of the event are significantly changed after an order is placed.

Customers are advised to check their purchase upon receipt.

Very rarely is an event needed to be cancelled or postponed by us. Venues are also subject to change. As soon as we are notified of any amendments we will contact all customers by email or phone.

If the event has been cancelled, you will be entitled to a face value refund, as the booking and transaction fees are non-refundable. If an event is rescheduled or moved venue, you are usually given the option of retaining your tickets for the new date/location, or claiming a face-value refund.

The email will contain details on how to obtain this refund, or you can contact us for more information. Please note, however, it is the customer's responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date.

Please note, in the event of an event being cancelled or postponed, Book Cover Cafe or it's promoters cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the customer for travel, accommodation or any other related service.

We will always respect your privacy and any personal communication between you and ourselves. We will always comply with any data protection legislation currently in force.

Contact: info@getpublishedlive.com.au

at Lions @ Springwood
2 Pannikin St
Rochedale, Australia

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