Make no mistake: The automobile business is a magnet for many people who love cars or are interested in working in the largest and most important industry in the world.
Last week, Automotive News published its second list of 40 Under 40 auto dealership owners and managers. It was a list of young retailers who decided that this industry can make for a great career. Next year, we'll also be looking for 40 Under 40 at automakers and suppliers.
No other industry and few careers offer the opportunities afforded by the auto industry, particularly the retail sector.
Where else can you get a job, with or without a degree, and within a few decades own a couple of stores and be making a six-figure income?
One of the big advantages of the retail business is the liberal availability of credit. There are billions of dollars to loan, and the retail business is a place for entrepreneurs to thrive with almost unlimited access to capital.
Sure, you can have a great job working for an automaker or supplier. But the retail side is the place for entrepreneurs.
The retail business is the lifeline of the automobile industry, and it's a great place to start a career.
There are lots of opportunities for talented people of all ages, men and women. If you can do a good job, this is not an industry that cares about gender.
There are many ways to get into the automobile business, but there is no right or wrong way.
Last week's issue of Automotive News proves that there are plenty of opportunities at dealerships.
It's fascinating to read about this Automotive News class of 40 Under 40. There are great stories to tell from across the country.
The auto business has been and will always be exciting and rewarding. Whether you make, supply or sell automobiles, this is a great place for young people to work.
There is nothing like the car business.