Automotive

What 3 Things Dealers Must Consider for the Future

2023-01-11T13:31:53-06:00By |Automotive, Succession Blog|

There are countless strategies for achieving your personal and business vision. Whether it is a family-operated business integrating family into leadership/ownership positions, keeping the business as a family asset but delegating operations, or selling to a third party, the key is to determine the right strategies specific to your unique goals. Like most car dealers, [...]

Buying or Selling Your Dealership: 5 Things You Must Consider

2023-01-11T13:33:35-06:00By |Automotive, Succession Blog|

Dealership profits continue to soar, and dealership valuations are at record-high levels.  This is creating a surge of activity in automotive retail buy-sell.  All this activity is creating wonder around buying or selling, prompting many dealers to revisit their succession plans. Champ Rawls, a Succession Planner with The Rawls Group, and Alan Haig, President [...]

Next Gen: Empire Builders Vs. Caretakers

2022-08-23T16:03:57-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

Successfully integrating family into the business, whether as an employee, manager, or one-day successor, requires having a plan. Next-Gen business owners may need to invest their entire net-worth back into the business to compete with the larger consolidators. This means being less a caretaker of the business as generations past, [...]

Didn’t Want to Screw It Up

2022-08-28T20:17:24-05:00By |Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Success Stories, Video|

Successfully integrating family into business leadership while balancing family dynamics is full of complexities. As Joe Chastang shares, many private and family business owners screw it up. Thanksgiving and Christmas come around every year, and the business provides for 100+ employees.Mis-matched expectations, communication differences, and management styles can create challenging moments [...]

Maintaining Control Of Your Business While Delegating

2022-08-23T16:04:33-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

Operating a store is hard work, but it is rewarding. A common question we hear is what are the options to keep the dealership(s) as a family asset if no family is interested or capable of filling the shoes as Dealer/Operator. The good news is that the world is your [...]

How to Compete With National Brands and Consolidators

2022-08-23T16:06:02-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

The competitive landscape for automotive retail requires dealers to think even more about competition and growth. Some think they need to get bigger or get out; however, the bigger question is, what will it take to corner your market and fulfill your strategic vision? In Houston, for example, it will [...]

What Family Businesses Must Do To Compete Now and In the Future

2022-12-14T15:16:03-06:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Future Proof Your Dealership, Succession Blog, Video|

Formalities commonly do not exist or are lacking in family business environments. For example, we often see no clear direction about what each person is supposed to do, how to get it done, or what they are getting paid for, which opens the door for underperformance and distracting conflict. Consolidation [...]

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