syndicate

noun
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a group of individuals or organizations combined to promote some common interest

 
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Andrew Carnegie said that his business was ruled by a “Master Mind” which he defined as “the sum total of all the minds” he had gathered around him. He credited this “master mind principle” as the #1 key to his success.

 

 Network/ Collaborate/ Dominate


 

Okay, here are some cold hard truths

➢ The Car business is changing  rapidly.

➢ The last few years it was impossible not to make money. An Orangutan could have run a used car department profitably.

➢ The next few years are going to be much different, way more turbulent and there will be no prisoners taken. There will be no room for weakness.

➢ In December of 2023 , 175 General Managers at Franchise dealerships were let go.  Have you ever seen more “Open to Work” banners on your linkedin feed? How many of them do you think landed in better positions???  That’s just the beginning.

➢ You need to act now.

➢ If you aren’t an absolute savage in 2024 and beyond you are going to be obsolete. Nothing short of excellence and mastery will be enough.

➢ Every vendor and auction you currently deal with spends every waking hour working toward your obsolescence . So do the OEM’s. (They also dream about it)

➢ The dealership you are with…you are a line on a spreadsheet. Nothing more. When another option seems more profitable….you are a memory.

You need to get to a position of strength where:

➢ You don’t need auctions

➢ Valuation tools are just a tool  (They’d call them Valuation Bibles otherwise)

➢ You don’t even need your employer

 

You need to become Undeniable.
A Master where you are the commodity.

 

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In the VIN Syndicate you will have access to this roadmap to strength

▸  A Huge network

▸  Access to willing buyers and sellers you can trust

▸  Access to PREDICTIVE information

▸  Access to strategies and hacks that are working for your peers

▸  Access to an instant “what's hot/ what's not” feedback loop on activity across North America

All of it in real time anytime 24/7

 

 

OUR CORE VALUES

Freedom

The ability to do what you want when you want with who you want. Not reliant on anyone or anything.

Curiosity

Always seeking new ways, new connections, new understanding.

Innovation

Creating new, and sometimes disruptive, methods.

Growth

Consistently Moving the Needle in all aspects of our lives.

Impact

Making a difference in our families and community.

Grit

Embracing challenge and finding ways to overcome

The Syndicate Benefits

Inside the VIN Syndicate you will have access to skills building tools that will help you build a personal brand and set yourself apart as an expert. Things like:

Writing ▸ Marketing ▸ Sales ▸ Speaking▸ Content Creation ▸ Branding

▸ Quarterly In Person Meetups in Either Tampa FL or Detroit MI

 

Proven strategies on how to create your own flow of inventory from willing sellers in your market….before they hit craigs or Facebook.

No vendors, auctions or other ancillary service providers will be accepted into The Syndicate— You will never be pitched.

 

Are You Ready To Join Vin Syndicate?

  

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Have you ever considered the fact that you are ALWAYS one decision, one connection, one phone call away from a completely different life.


That one chance encounter (or not so chance) can completely alter the trajectory of your life You can probably already identify similar chance interactions that happened in your life that forever changed you. That could have been the moment you first saw your wife Something you read in a book that altered your perspective A chance encounter with a person that later opened doors for you These opportunities are all around you ..always You have to open yourself to them Increase your surface area for these karmic collisions to occur.  

What can I expect as part of the VIN Syndicate?


STRATEGIES TO LEVEL UP

Doesn't matter where you are at you’ll get a ladder to the next level.

Most get a Job selling cars (Labor) (extremely vulnerable)
Some then get good at it (Skill)--top sales (Vulnerable)
Some then get VERY good at it (mastery)--manager/buyer….trusted with $$ and leadership (extremely vulnerable)
The final step is going from mastery to Dominance in your market and beyond (Untouchable)
The applicants that will be accepted will be in the top 3

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Warning:

 All members will be screened and approved prior to entry. We are building a brotherhood of success seekers and solution finders. Whiners and complainers will be expelled immediately.

No vendors, auctions or other ancillary service providers will be accepted into The Syndicate— You will never be pitched

The Vin Syndicate

Community

ABOUT

Bob Manor

Bob Manor is a 30-plus-year veteran of the wholesale business with an emphasis on import/export between Canada and the USA.

He is the Founder of South Ontario Auto Remarketing - SOAR runs the Export program for major stakeholders, including the largest dealer group in Canada. 

Bob is also the Founder of Can-Am Dealer Services whose signature product is the Can-Am Warranty which you have all heard of.

Freedom


"Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control." - Epictetus


Freedom is the innate desire to live without constraints, allowing oneself to pursue their truest self. It represents autonomy, self-governance, and the ability to make choices unhindered.

Curiosity


"It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable." - Seneca


Curiosity drives us to seek knowledge, challenge norms, and venture into the unknown. It's the flame that fuels discovery, always urging us to ask, "What if?"

Vision


"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus


Vision is the ability to see not just what is, but what could be. It is the foresight and imagination that sets a clear path forward, guiding aspirations to reality.

Growth


"Difficulties are things that show a person what they are." - Epictetus


Growth is the process of evolving, improving, and adapting to new challenges. Embracing change and learning, it's about expanding horizons and becoming a better version of oneself.

Kindness


"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." - Seneca


Kindness is the act of showing compassion, understanding, and love towards others. It's the warm gesture, the helping hand, the belief in the goodness of people.

Grit


"The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." - Marcus Aurelius


Grit is the unwavering determination to persevere despite challenges. It's the resilience and tenacity to stay the course, even when the journey is tough.

Loyalty


"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." - Seneca


Loyalty is the deep commitment and faithfulness to people, values, and causes. It’s the bond that ties, ensuring trust and consistency in relationships and endeavors.

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Pricing

GREEN PEA

FREE

IF APPLICATION IS APPROVED

  • Facebook Group
  • Newsletter
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MASTER

$299

MONTHLY

  • Facebook Group
  • Newsletter
  • Podcast Access
  • Zoom Call (Weekly)
  • Private Community App
  • Direct Access to Other Members
  • Introduction
  • Exec. Concierge
  • Brand Building
  • Personal Landing Page
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DOMINATOR

$949

MONTHLY / Only 24 spots available

  • All Master
  • 1-1 Coaching
  • 8-person Cohorts led by Instructor
  • Other Major Benefits
    • Access to
    • Discounts
    • Affiliate
  • Brand Building
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Testimonials

Stephen Southin

CEO, at PAVE

I first started doing business with Bob over 20 years ago. We got to know each other while we were both doing automotive wholesale. A few domains, like the vehicle wholesale vehicle trade, give you a deep insight into a person's character. Our relationship quickly transitioned to a mutual friend, mentor and confidant. Bob's insight into the car business and the people in it, on an international level, prove that he can recognize undercurrents and patterns that aren't visible to most. As a result, I come away from every conversation with a new perspective.

Stephen Southin

CEO, at PAVE

I first started doing business with Bob over 20 years ago. We got to know each other while we were both doing automotive wholesale.

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Tane Jillings

Co-founder, COO at Signal Technologies

We contracted Bob as a Strategic Advisor in 2022 to help us roll out our Marketplace product. Everything Bob said would happen, happened. His understanding of his Cana USA wholesale niche is unparalleled and he has proven to have a large network in the space. We look forward to deepining our relationship with Bob in the coming months and years as we continue our growth.

Tane Jillings

Co-founder, COO at Signal Technologies

We contracted Bob as a Strategic Advisor in 2022 to help us roll out our Marketplace product. Everything Bob said would happen, happened. 

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Rob Dietz

Vice President of Operations Tricor Automotive Group

I have had the pleasure of working with Bob over the past 2 years. Bob has a mastery level of knowledge of the automotive export business and the retail auto industry at large. Bob has an uncanny knack of being able to turn objections to opportunities. Bob is a student of Psychology and Human Behavior and as such can key in on an individual's motivations and tailor his communication accordingly.

Rob Dietz

Vice President of Operations Tricor Automotive Group

I have had the pleasure of working with Bob over the past 2 years. Bob has a mastery level of knowledge of the automotive export business and the retail auto industry at large.

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Kathy White

Owner at Jawz Auto Import

A few years ago I targeted Bob as an ideal client for our business. So, I reached out to him with a cold DM. Boy, Am I happy I did. He’s become a valued client, a dear friend and trusted advisor. What stands out most about Bob is how he can consider a situation, then make a bold prediction which usually comes true. It’s pretty awesome. He pays attention to EVERYTHING. If you need some insight into the Canada US wholesale space put Bob on your list

Kathy White

Owner at Jawz Auto Import

A few years ago I targeted Bob as an ideal client for our business. So, I reached out to him with a cold DM. Boy, Am I happy I did. He’s become a valued client, a dear friend and trusted advisor. 

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Sam Wallis

General Manager at St. Marys Buick GMC

I worked closely with Bob for 4 years while I was working at Lanoue Chev. I would recommend for anyone to work with him he is honest and will work very hard for you to achieve your goals with him.

Eric Janca

Vice President Credit and Funding at SCI Lease Corp

I first reached out to Bob a couple of years ago when I heard that he was working on creating a disruptive US warranty product that could be used on Canadian vehicles. His Can-Am Warranty bailed us out of quite a few Wranglers and has since become an industry standard.

I have made a conscious effort to follow Bob’s activities in wholesale and export to see what he has next up his sleeve. He is a well-respected leader in our industry and has often been referred to as “Coach” by his peers. Personally, I refer to him as Mr. Wholesale.

There are some people in this industry that you just need to know…Bob is one of them.

Eric Janca

Vice President Credit and Funding at SCI Lease Corp

I first reached out to Bob a couple of years ago when I heard that he was working on creating a disruptive US warranty product that could be used on Canadian vehicles.

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Andrew Campton

Founder | Automotive | Adding Value without Adding Headcount

I am writing this recommendation with utmost pleasure to highly endorse Bob as an exceptional professional in the automotive industry.

Bob exemplifies intelligence, possessing a deep understanding of the automotive industry. His insights into the market trends, regulations, and export processes are truly remarkable. His ability to analyze complex situations and provide valuable strategic recommendations is second to none. I have witnessed firsthand how his expertise and strategic thinking have contributed significantly to the success of his ventures and partners.

However, what truly sets Bob apart is his unwavering integrity. In an industry where your word is your bond, he consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to doing what is right. I have personally watched him make the rarest of decisions in automotive, passing on deals because it wasn't right for the customer.

I wholeheartedly recommend Bob as a valuable asset to any organization, small or large..

Andrew Campton

Founder | Automotive | Adding Value without Adding Headcount

I am writing this recommendation with utmost pleasure to highly endorse Bob as an exceptional professional in the automotive industry.

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Matt Berthot

Vocal Coach and CEO Voice by Matt, LCC

I first met Bob Manor through the Arete Syndicate and have had the great opportunity to work with him as his voice coach. Bob is really smart and incredibly understanding, which comes across every time we meet. He’s not only great at thinking through complex ideas, but he also genuinely cares about people, which you can tell from his own stories of overcoming challenges.

In our voice training sessions, I've seen how Bob easily understands and relates to other people's struggles, helping to lift them up. He’s a valuable person to have around, whether we're talking about work or personal life. I feel lucky to know Bob and see all the good he can do. His positive and effective way of doing things is truly inspiring, and I’m sure he will succeed in whatever he takes on next!

Matt Berthot

Vocal Coach and CEO Voice by Matt, LCC

I first met Bob Manor through the Arete Syndicate and have had the great opportunity to work with him as his voice coach. 

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Rebecca Chernek

Automotive | ASM Agora Data Inc

For anyone in the auto business looking for valuable insights and connections, I highly recommend following Bob Manor on LinkedIn. Having followed Bob's posts for years, I recently reached out to him after one particularly resonant piece caught my attention. Our Zoom conversation felt like reuniting with an old friend; Bob's warmth and expertise were refreshing. I do not doubt that our paths will lead to fruitful collaborations in the future. If you're eager to stay informed about the latest developments in the auto industry, Bob Manor is someone definitely worth following!

Rebecca Chernek

Automotive | ASM Agora Data Inc

For anyone in the auto business looking for valuable insights and connections, I highly recommend following Bob Manor on LinkedIn. 

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Bill Rohrer

Director of Business Development Gorski Bulk Transport

I’ve known Bob for over 30 years. I first met him at a Jeep dealership when I was buying a vehicle. We became fast friends. A friendship that has endured, Over the years Bob and I have done many vehicle deals together (He would even throw in tinted windows)  He has helped countless people in my circle, friends and family,  with their vehicle needs. Although Bob stopped selling direct to the public years ago, I still think of him first anytime I have a question or need guidance. He is always willing to help with no expectations. Would highly recommend Bob and his expertise to anyone.

Bill Rohrer

Director of Business Development Gorski Bulk Transport

I’ve known Bob for over 30 years. I first met him at a Jeep dealership when I was buying a vehicle. We became fast friends. 

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Brian O'Connor

Experienced General Manager

As a General Manager in Florida with over 20 years of industry experience, navigating the complexities of the auto industry has always been demanding and fluid. Bob Manor stands out as a beacon of knowledge and strategic foresight in the car business. His deep understanding of both broad industry trends and the specific challenges faced by dealership personnel is unparalleled. Bob's advice is not only highly actionable but also forward-thinking, aligning perfectly with the market's current demands and future directions. I strongly recommend that anyone in this industry, especially those feeling the pinch of today's challenges, get to know Bob. He's truly one in a million.

Lloyd Steeves II

President, CEO, COO, SVP, VP, Platform Roles, Multistore GM

Bob is a Stud!! Had the opportunity of in connect and have a grea conversation with him - he is genuine and has a huge heart! What a pleasure to know there are people like him in our industry.

Application Questions


Description of application and why it is in depth.  We only want the proper fits. Every application will be reviewed by Bob and Not everyone will be accepted.

This should only take you 10 minutes or so to complete. We go into some detail because we are building a community who will help each other grow in every aspect of their lives.

Doesn’t matter what you are going through…someone here has faced it and will be ready to help.

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