5 Tips for Immediate Success After an Acquisition

by Anne Salemo

Mergers, acquisitions, and an additional location. All of these factors come together to form a potentially chaotic situation. Although well intentioned, many business owners let profits slip through the cracks during this tumultuous time.

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Filed under: Change Management, Best Practice, Financial Management

To Update or Not to Update

by David Williams

The new Microsoft update is a lot more time sensitive and critical for your business than you may think. Even if your software seems to be working well now, neglecting this latest upgrade could have dire consequences for your programs in the...

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Filed under: Best Practice

Three Keys to a High Performing Dealership - Part 3

by Anne Salemo

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 ...

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Filed under: Best Practice, Industry Insights

3 Keys to a High Performing Dealership - Part Two

by Anne Salemo

Bob Clements spoke at the Joint South Equipment Dealers Association 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...

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Filed under: Best Practice, Industry Insights, Sales

3 Keys to a High Performing Dealership - Part One

by Anne Salemo

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

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Filed under: Insider, Best Practice

Fail to prepare, Prepare to fail

by Anne Salemo

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 ten point assessment that you can...

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Filed under: Business Management System, Best Practice, Financial Management

Well Trained Employees are Happier Employees

by Tracy Goodman

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 this type of management is so...

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Filed under: Best Practice

Avoid These Common Part Sales Mistakes

by James Stoneham

Not every sales transaction can be award-winning, but there are ways to make the most out of this critical in-person interaction with your guests. In addition to executing top-notch customer service practices, your counter team can increase the...

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Filed under: Service Manager, Best Practice

Prevent Increasing Expenses Due to Shrinking  Profits

by Tracy Goodman

“While it’s clear that North American farm equipment dealers have work to do to shore up profits, much of which needs to focus on the expense side, they have improved some areas of their operation. The most noticeable is the reduction in ...

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Filed under: Best Practice, Financial Management

Basic Steps to Online Security

by David Williams

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

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Filed under: Risk Management, Best Practice

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