Best Practices of Elite Dealerships

by James Stoneham

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...

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Filed under: Business Management System, Best Practice

Telematics and Your DMS

by James Stoneham

According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the next decade is incredibly promising for telematics. From reaching new markets all over the world to leading the way in safety for high risk industries, this technology is...

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ROI and Your DMS

by Tracy Goodman

Tracking and deciphering ROI is a common challenge for most businesses. This is mostly because ROI depends on each individual businesses’ goals, resources, products, and services. With that in mind, we’ve created a simple process for deciphering...

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Filed under: Data, Business Management System

Using Farming Pain Points Can Grow Your Business

by James Stoneham

Precision farming dealers have a lot more to offer their customers than they might realize. Farmers are enthusiastic about adopting this new technology, but they’re encountering new challenges and roadblocks. Now that they have access to data and...

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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

Making a List and Checking it Twice:

by Melissa Amen

Ten Actions to Prepare for a Healthy New Year

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...

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Never Stop Learning About Your Business Management System

by Anne Salemo

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...

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MAKE YOUR “OFF” SEASON YOUR “ON” SEASON!

by Charter Software

Some equipment dealers may be lucky enough to be up to their ears in winter service or rentals, for others, winter is a time to regroup, recharge and get ready for the spring selling season. It’s time to analyze performance for the past year and...

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Increasing Sales by Using BMS for Marketing

by Betsy Chase

One of the biggest mistakes most businesses make is neglecting to use data that is readily available to them. It’s such a large issue that research companies report 74% of marketers and business owners have no idea how their efforts are impacting...

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The Importance of Benchmarking

by Betsy Chase

Business owners are rapidly catching on the to the fact that data is the key to success in today’s rental market. The process of assessing past, present, and future positioning requires facts specific to your unique history. Without this...

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