“Anyone can make a pan gravy, but can anyone replace their power steering pump?” said one chef in the article, “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck.”
He and his peers provide insight into the efforts needed to obtain the necessary permits, prep the food, maintain the trucks, and promote the businesses. In another part of cyberspace, RoamingHunger.com outlined the three most common price points of food trucks:Read More
NADA, the National Automobile Dealers Association, has represented the interests of new car dealers since its founding in 1917. Today, the association actively advocates, educates and provides a business community for over 16,500 members — dealers selling new cars and trucks located within the U.S. and abroad. Among NADA’s wide variety of business-enhancing resources, its social media accounts provide members with the latest association news along with a platform for networking with fellow members.Read More
Tags: Auto Dealers
My first grade self was in the back of mom's car. As usual, I was contemplating what I could do to earn my freedom from the unwanted tasks my parents kept serving me. A conference for managers of dental offices was the furthest thing from my mind.
“Hey Mom? Why do we have to brush our teeth?"
Mom answered, "Because … your teeth will rot if you don't."
On principle, I wasn't willing to let that sit: "Cavemen didn't and they were fine!"
I sat back, anticipating permanent liberation from dental hygienic practices.
"Yeah," Mom replied, "and cavemen died at 30."
That day, I learned that (1) being a caveman was no longer a realistic opportunity for my future; and (2) teeth and dentists are important. Enter the 14th Annual Dental Management Conference on July 19 – 21 in San Antonio, Texas — an excellent choice for continuing education units (CEU), networking opportunities, and learning invaluable material in the company of other managers of dental offices.Read More
Twice a year, Las Vegas Market (LVM) presents the latest designs, industry insights and inspiration in home furnishings with Winter LVM and Summer LVM. With over 4,000 exhibitors and brands, LVM showcases on-trend products in 15 categories — furniture; gift; home décor; baby, kids and juvenile; handmade; home textiles; housewares, tabletop and gourmet; lifestyle collection; lighting; mattress and bedding; outdoor and casual; rugs and floor coverings; seasonal; and upholstery and motion. To improve customer satisfaction and retention rates, remain relevant and increase revenue, dealers, retailers, designers and brand representatives alike can attend the largest home décor market in the western United States.Read More
Tags: Home Furnishings
Buying a new car is the second most expensive purchase for the 62 percent of Americans who own their own home. For everyone else, it is the most expensive purchase they will ever make and determining the best time to buy a car is always a difficult decision. As careful as they might be, there are some facts of life that everyone needs to know before signing on the dotted line.Read More
Tags: Auto Dealerships
Father’s Day spending in the U.S. is expected to reach a record high of $15.5 billion, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports. To celebrate father figures, home improvement stores can present simple DIY backyard projects that families can complete over the holiday (Sunday, June 17, 2018) weekend, and promote the campaign with the effective multi-media marketing efforts suggested below.Read More
The Las Vegas Market welcomes home furnishings and furniture dealers, home décor retailers, interior designers, suppliers, architects, purchasing companies and industry experts at Summer LVM 2018. The annual event — LVM also runs an annual winter market — fills more than 5.4 million square feet of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits with thousands of trending home décor, furniture, bedding, outdoor, antiques, textiles and more. Scheduled for July 29 – Aug 2 at the World Market Center campus (WMC) in Las Vegas, Summer LVM offers:Read More
Tags: Home Furnishings
“NADA is the only organization in the country that offers a full training program to give dealership managers the tools they need to run a profitable department,” said Peter Fong, NADA senior vice president of dealership operations. “And very few, if any in the industry, offer training for office managers.”Read More
Tags: Auto Dealerships
If you hear yourself saying, “we’re an auto parts store, not a savings and loan,” more often than you like, then perhaps you’ll stick around long enough to discover five tools to increase sales.
It’s no wonder you feel that way given the cost of card-terminal certifications in relation to time and money. Then there’s the problem with independent garages taking an extra 60 days to pay their monthly balances or even bouncing those checks. You’re in the business of moving auto parts to legitimate wholesale and retail customers, and you want to keep it that way.Read More