Use Our Auto Dealer Consulting Services to Elevate Your Dealership
Consider DCG the navigators to your business growth. Our auto dealership consulting experts have extensive first-hand experience running dealerships and know what it takes to achieve operational excellence. We offer practical services in areas crucial to the vitality of your companies, from leadership training to HR support to succession planning.
Services include, but are not limited to:
About Our Dealership Consulting Services
There’s a difference between getting by and going far. That difference is DCG Consulting. It starts with our founder, Dave Cantin, who has unrivaled industry experience, having run dealerships and brokered the second-largest dealership acquisition in U.S. history. We are the only player in the acquisition space that consults on dealer operations beyond the closing table. After our acquisition experts facilitate your deal, we won’t leave you to fend for yourself. In fact, we’ll provide a complimentary dealership insight analysis and consultation to get you started. Then, our acquisition and growth specialists draw on their 10-30+ years of automotive industry experience to provide innovative and customized business solutions to expedite your growth, increase your revenues, and help your dealership and legacy thrive.
Build a Cohesive Team
Operational excellence begins with your team. Your talented employees are the beating heart of your dealership – they keep everything running. By working internally with your staff, we design custom leadership training and employee recognition programs that increase confidence, motivation, and teamwork, boosting productivity and reducing turnover. Through manager and employee surveys, we assess your dealership’s greatest needs, then deliver creative solutions to address them. Stop operating as individuals and foster a close-knit team culture with DCG Consulting.
Establish HR Frameworks
DCG’s auto dealership consulting services can make your business a well-oiled machine. Consistent recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training services are the key to productivity and effectiveness. Let us take a look at your HR and performance management processes, and we’ll pinpoint areas for improvement, then develop initiatives that optimize your procedures. This doesn’t end after the hiring process either. We train our clients’ leaders as master coaches to elevate employee motivation and engagement. More engagement means better performance. Better performance means a healthy bottom-line. Our consulting services are the catalyst for it all.
Design Sales Methodologies That Work
How many sales strategies are floating around your dealership floor? If every salesperson has a different approach, it creates inconsistent customer experiences and dilutes your brand messaging. Every single employee influences sales, from the front desk to the service staff. DCG ensures brand continuity across departments, from sales to F&I to service and parts and everything in between. We develop purpose-driven sales strategies that work for your specific dealerships. Implement it and watch your brand solidify and your revenues increase.
Build a Winning Workplace Culture
Happy employees create happy customers and clients. Put your employee needs first. Engage them and motivate them. DCG will conduct and analyze dealership-wide surveys to help you better engage with your workforce and grow a workplace environment that fosters employee satisfaction and consistent customer interactions. Make a motivational, encouraging dealership environment part of your legacy by partnering with our consultants.
Secure Your Legacy
You’ve achieved operational excellence, but the work isn’t quite done yet. It’s time to define and establish your legacy. Our dealership consultants can create a comprehensive succession plan to plot your business journey, from current operations to future expansion. Equip your dealership to expand and thrive, and prepare your staff to take the reins after you retire.
Ready to take your dealership to the next level? DCG’s expert consultants can put you on the path to sustained success. We’ve helped countless companies develop custom solutions and achieve operational excellence, and yours can be next. Contact us to discuss a custom consulting package.
Stephanie Licata is an incredible consultant who continues to impress our clients time and time again. She is comprehensive and gets to the core of what clients need to do to move the needle and generate measurable results. Her ability to ask questions that uncover deeper needs contributes to the overall success of projects. She is an invaluable member of our team and we couldn't do our work without her.
I have worked with Stephanie Licata in my current role as COO at Dave Cantin Group, where Stephanie demonstrates unique and valuable insights and the ability to express complex ideas succinctly. She assists our automotive M&A firm with coaching, staffing, training and operations. In addition, Stephanie's technical skills in regard to project management and research capabilities further her value to our team and would make her an asset to anyone's company. I recommend her for any role that requires broad quantitative skills and an ability to think critically. She is able to provide a tenacious and dedicated spirit, coupled with a deep passion and curiosity.
I first began working with Dave Cantin in 2015. He impressed me from day one with his responsiveness and professionalism. Dave is transparent, straightforward and brings a wealth of automobile industry knowledge that is second to none. From the beginning to the end of my first deal brokered by Dave, he stuck with me through every step of the process. After such a positive experience, I sought out Dave again for two more deals, which have been very successful. The great thing about Dave is that he doesn't disappear after the deal is closed. I can share my thoughts and ideas and he's always there to help me take my business to the next level.
Stephanie Licata has a great presence and always presents in a manner that attracts and retains your attention. Stephanie provides solutions to HR issues that HR professionals may have never thought of.
This was a great training and It didn't feel like I couldn't keep checking on business needs if something came up. This is not only a career/team training its useful in everyday life, its training on how to be a better person overall. Stephanie was so amazing and inspiring, she never let it feel like a training more like a family meeting.
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