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Automotive Dealership Owners and Sales Managers
Automotive dealership owners are proprietors of retail businesses that sell cars exclusively from one or two manufacturers. Most dealerships are independently or family-owned franchises of an automotive manufacturer, such as Ford Motor Company or General Motors. In addition to retail services, dealerships provide maintenance services, repair services, and financing. Sales managers coordinate and oversee the performance of sales staff so they meet monthly sales quotas set by the dealership. Approximately 22,720 sales managers are employed at automobile dealerships in the United States.