How Commercial Auto Leasing Can Help Your Business Succeed

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D&M Auto Leasing provides drivers in and around Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, and Houston, Texas, with a wide range of options for leasing new or pre-owned vehicles. D&M Auto Leasing also offers commercial leasing packages for businesses of all sizes.

Deciding whether to buy or lease a vehicle can be tough for anyone, but it is an especially crucial decision for a business owner. There are several business reasons a company should consider leasing rather than buying its cars.

1. Rapidly changing business conditions, especially cash flow, require flexibility. Leasing vehicles and equipment allows companies to react quickly, trading up or down as appropriate.

2. Leasing allows businesses to spread the expense of a vehicle over the cost of its working life. Rather than tying capital up in large purchases, companies can stay free to invest in themselves while they make smaller lease payments.

3. Commercial leasing provides tax advantages and other financial benefits. Leases are not loans, which means they do not show up as debt or count against credit utilization.

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A Few Strategies for Earning Customer Referrals

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D&M Auto Leasing is the largest consumer auto leasing service in the United States, with offices serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, and Houston. The leaders at D&M Auto Leasing attribute much of their success to retaining repeat customers and garnering referrals. Below are some strategies for earning customer referrals.

Ask the right questions. The magazine Entrepreneur notes that simply asking for referrals might be too generic and even overwhelming for the customer. Instead, point-of-sale staff might benefit from posing targeted questions that make it easier to discover people in the customer’s network who might actually be interested. For example, rather than saying, “Do you know anyone who could use our services?” sales staff could say, “Who are you seeing tomorrow at your tennis lesson that might be interested in this product?”

Ask at the right time. Entrepreneur identifies specific points in the sales process that it calls “Points of Enthusiasm.” These are the times when customers feel most positive about their purchase. Sales staff can identify these periods easily when customers verbally express their enthusiasm through a compliment or a sincere “thank you.” Other times include when the customer is paying or as they are filling out a customer satisfaction survey. Since customers rarely reply negatively to such a survey, it creates an opportunity for them to feel good about their purchase, and thus an opportunity for the company to gain a referral.

FCA Organizes Soccer Clinics in Honduras

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Texas-based D&M Auto Leasing has served Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, and Houston since 1976. Beyond serving its customers, D&M Auto Leasing supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). This group offers a number of meaningful service opportunities to its members, including international mission trips.

The FCA is an international group that began in 1954 with the goal of empowering athletes and coaches at all levels to enhance their faith and improve their communities. The organization espouses four key values: Integrity; Serving; Teamwork; and Excellence.

This summer, FCA members are invited to participate in a Soccer Tour in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. There, athletes and coaches will organize soccer clinics for hundreds of local children as well as serving food, interacting with the community, and working on a local building project. Participants will develop leadership skills, flexibility, and other valuable assets as they engage with a different culture through the medium of an international sport. The tour is scheduled for July 9-16, 2016.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Held North Texas Day of Remembrance

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Established in 1976 by Don Davis and David Moritz, D&M Auto Leasing is the largest consumer car leasing company in the country. Located in Grand Prairie, Texas, D&M Auto Leasing supports numerous nonprofit organizations, particularly those with ties to the Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth areas, with one of those organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Formed more than 35 years ago, MADD began as a way to support victims of crimes performed by those who drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It also sought to increase public awareness on drinking and drugged driving. In 2015, it changed its mission to one that ends drunk driving, fights drugged driving, and supports victims of these crimes.

One Texas-based event sponsored by MADD was its North Texas Day of Remembrance, which occurred at the University of Texas at Arlington on December 3, 2015. The event celebrated lives of those who were affected by drunk or drugged driving as well as underage drinking. Victims participated in a candlelight vigil and decorated a plate to honor their loved ones. This day of remembrance honored Jason Villalba, who is the District 114 State Representative, with the National MADD Legislative Champion Award.