The LA Auto Show – now called Automobility LA – kicks off here next week. I hope to see some of you at the Women in Automotive conference or at the JDPA/NADA AutoConference LA (spaces between words are so yesterday), events that precede the press days.
There are more than 60 debuts planned for the show, which includes the usual SUV-every-way selection as well as newcomers Byton and Rivian. One of the more intriguing debuts, however, is Volvo, which won’t have any actual vehicles in its stand. It will, instead, focus on mobility services and how Volvo is preparing for the changing auto retail landscape (at least I suppose that is what is aims to present…).
Those changes may be coming, but they haven’t stopped the need to buy and sell franchises. Sometimes those deals include the real estate and sometimes they don’t. This week, Scott Mahl at US Bank looks at some issues to be aware of in both situations. Not knowing about them can slow a deal up considerably.
Millennials will represent the majority of your employees in the near future, whether you like it or not. In this issue, The Rawls Group’s David Weaver defines and describes millennials and their attitudes towards work. Knowledge is the path to understanding.
And we have Transaction News.