Basic Steps to Online Security

Security in technology is a topic that makes the news on a regular basis.  Whether it’s a large-scale data breach or a smaller case of identity theft, security is a common topic in our world today.  Here are a few easy steps you can take to prevent others from accessing your information. 

Tips for Driving Growth in the Agriculture Equipment Industry

The coming year is predicted to be a successful one for businesses in the agriculture equipment industry. Capitalize on this forward momentum by keeping up to date on the latest news, tools, and best practices. Here are some actionable tips and advice on how to get the most out of 2019.   Study Agriculture Equipment Industry Trends   A recent… Read more »

4 Attainable Business Resolutions for Dealer Principals to Make

We all make New Year resolutions in our personal lives, do leaders need to make resolutions for their professional life? Being a leader should not necessarily entail resolutions, but rather establishing goals. Resolutions are typically lists loaded with specifics that quickly fall off the radar. This year, consider creating plans filled with concepts that will… Read more »

10 Tips for a Healthy Year with ASPEN Dealership Management Software

Garry Bartecki, financial advisor to the equipment industry and founder of Dealer-Rental Success LLC, shared with dealers his go-to assessment checklist of assets, people and data to take the guesswork out of planning for the coming year. By keeping regular track of all the items on the list using ASPEN, running these reports will be… Read more »

How to Master Parts Inventory Stocking

Properly managing parts inventory is an important concern for aftermarket since this critical task can often mean the difference between profit or loss.

Is Your Service Department in the Right Hands – Part 2

Second of a two-part series. Read part one here. In the first part of this series, we talked about the qualities your service manager should have in order to be trusted with managing the highest potential profit margin in your dealership. Now we’ll review their objectives and responsibilities. See if the following list of responsibilities and… Read more »

Are Your Parts in the Right Hands? – Part 2

Second of a two-part series on determining if you have the right parts manager in your dealership. Last week we talked about what qualities your parts manager should have in order to be trusted with the massive investment in parts inventory.  Now we’ll review their objectives and responsibilities.

Is Your Service Department in the Right Hands?

First of a two-part series on how to determine if you have the right service manager in your dealership. SHOULD YOU TRUST JUST ANYONE WITH MANAGING THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL PROFIT MARGIN IN YOUR DEALERSHIP?

Never Stop Learning About Your Business Management System

At GIE Expo this year, I was on a panel facilitated by Sara Hey from Bob Clements International, with two other business systems in a session called “Looking to the Future – Business Management Software Panel.”  While talking with two competitors on the panel, it became clear that we all have the same issue –… Read more »