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Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

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Morgan Auto Group moved up 25 spots in this year's "Top 100 Dealership Group Used-Vehicle Sales" supplement published by Automotive News. The…

Top 5 Luxury Cars for Any Type of Terrain

Top 5 Luxury Cars for Any Type of Terrain

Many automotive companies make luxury vehicles that can be driven on different terrain. If you like to take road trips to cities, forests, hiking trails, a…

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

Meet Kristy Elliott, the Dealer Operator at Sunshine Chevrolet and check out her dealership story. Learn how Kristy came from the non-profit world to …

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

DrivingSales was so excited to have David Mead as a keynote speaker during Presidents Club. David works at the Start With Why foundation with Simon Sinek, …

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

As much as you try to avoid employee churn, you’ll always need to hire someone. It might be to replace a staff who’s moved on in their care…

How to Prepare your Dealership for a Natural Disaster

Sadly natural disasters are a risk for everyone no matter where your business or home is. So when disaster does strike, is your dealership prepared? Get ready for a natural disaster by implementing the following steps:

  1. 1. Assign a safety leader. This person will be responsible for all emergency dealership materials, including coordinating fire exercises, and evacuation strategies.
  2. 2. Set up an emergency protocol for employees. All employee telephones must have an emergency message service that will direct your employees regarding work and emergency services.
  3. 3. Employee protocol. Request that employees call in to let you know they’re safe.
  4. 4. Establish a work-from-home backup. Ask employees to set up home offices if possible. Invest in technology that allows you and your employee to stay in touch. Smart phones allow for business to be up and running even if the lot is out of commission.
  5. 5. Make a back-up policy. Instill a policy that ensures that your business files are backed up. An off-site server is recommended.

Realize that disasters do strike. Make sure that your employees understand your disaster preparedness plan for a first step towards future recovery.

Are your prepared for other levels of disaster in your dealership? Learn to develop a disaster preparedness plan with the KPA Dealer Webinar When Disaster Strikes – Will You Be Prepared?

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