Aspects of ownership: Chuck Seguin

The heady days of summer…fall, winter and spring

The heady days of summer…fall, winter and spring

August 4, 2017 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

From within and without, technological, regulatory and social disruptors have got dealers thinking — a lot We are fortunate to be involved in a great industry. Each and every day is exciting, challenging and rewarding.    Sometimes, though, it can be depressing: just when you think you might have it […]

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Getting Inside Automotive

Getting Inside Automotive

June 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A new Canadian auto dealer video series offers different perspectives from industry insiders As winter turns into spring and people begin to breath in the fresh air and feel the warmth of the sun on their faces, auto dealers have a spring in their step in anticipation of a robust […]

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Are we facing revolution or evolution?

Are we facing revolution or evolution?

March 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Some say we’ve seen this all before. But this time, it really is different. I first wrote about this topic in 1995–1996. Then again in 2003 when Block Exemption regulations in Europe were introduced, then yet again in 2008-2009 during the Great Recession.    Some say our world is changing at […]

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The future is as clear as mud

The future is as clear as mud

February 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers trying to navigate the future of auto retailing can be sure of one thing – it will be a wild and wooly roller coaster ride It seems though you cannot escape the barrage of “experts” predicting the demise of traditional auto dealerships. It comes mostly from industry outsiders, and […]

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CADA Summit: Chuck Seguin talks to dealers

CADA Summit: Chuck Seguin talks to dealers

February 17, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Chuck Seguin: Canadian auto dealer columnist Chuck Seguin offers his thoughts on the highlights from the the 2017 CADA Summit. When he wasn’t taking in the presentations, Seguin also conducted video interviews with a number of dealers at the event. Keep an eye out for for those video interviews in […]

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New influx of dealers needed for changing times

New influx of dealers needed for changing times

December 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

In the midst of auto industry disruption there are big opportunities and risks The conversations I have had recently with current and future retailers covered the full spectrum of concern over uncertainty of the future of auto retailing, on the one hand, to excitement about the future of auto retailing, […]

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On the edge of change

On the edge of change

October 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Consumer preferences are changing, and our business models must match Over the past few decades, shock waves have hit our beloved industry that drives or promises to drive change. It seems to me that we are, once again, on the edge. Back in 1998 to 2000, industry disruption was predicted, […]

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What’s the value of your dealership?

What’s the value of your dealership?

September 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealerships that have strong management, a long-term vision and a succession plan might have a higher worth. It continues to amaze me that many of the dealers I speak with still do not have a reliable succession plan. This holds true for single point dealers as well as some dealer […]

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