The Rural Lifestyle Dealer publishes the recipients of their Dealership of the Year award along with some tips and tricks from the winners. Alongside the business fundamentals we’re used to discussing (continuing education, striving for constant improvement) their advice had a common thread; the keys to their collective success were all based on the functionality… Read more »
Charter Software has always had an open book policy. And with a business system like ASPEN, you can easily make your financials visible to key employees or, if you’d prefer, all employees. According to Forbes, companies who use this rule often see a 30% increase in both efficiency and profits in the first year alone…. Read more »
Bob Clements spoke at the Joint Annual Meeting in Charleston a few weeks ago. He talked about the three keys to a high performing dealership/distributorship: well-defined processes, a plan for growth, and high capacity employees. In my last two articles, I discussed how using technology in well-defined processes and a risk-attentive growth plan has a positive impact on your business. Let’s talk… Read more »
Bob Clements spoke at the Joint South Equipment Dealers Association Annual Meeting in Charleston a few weeks ago. He talked about the three dealership tips and best practices: set up well-defined processes, outline a plan for growth, and promote high capacity employees. In my last article, I discussed well-defined processes and how technology is involved… Read more »
First of a three-part series: A few weeks ago, I attended the Joint South Annual Meeting in Charleston. There were several great speakers, but the afternoon with Bob Clements talking about “Bulletproofing Your Business” was of great interest to me. Bob talked about the three dealership tips: well-defined processes in service, parts and sales; a plan for growth;… Read more »
Planning should be based on facts, not guesswork. Knowing how to properly take stock of important data can unlock future opportunities, establish clear goals, and help make decisions. We’ve put together this list of 10 ways dealership data management software can help you evaluate the assets, people, and data that make up your company and,… Read more »
In a recent survey of dealership owners, employee training “again topped the list in 2018, with 71.2% of respondents viewing this area as the ‘most important’ of investment”. This figure makes a great case for why agriculture equipment dealer training is so important.
Here are 10 tips on how to use your business management software tools to analyze dealership performance, generate more winter business, and prepare for your upcoming season.
Chances are everyone you know owns a smartphone. Which means that all or most of your customers do too. Here’s why mobile is changing the game for the equipment dealers and how you’ll benefit from adding it to your equipment dealership strategy.
One of the key changes within our industry is the use of advanced analytics to drive equipment dealership performance. Equipment dealers and partners who embrace these changes sooner than later will reap the many benefits provided by these new technologies. The most impactful and disruptive experiences we’re now seeing include the integration of IoT and… Read more »