John Deere Launches Electric One-Touch MulchControl
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John Deere Launches Electric One-Touch MulchControl

This first-of-its-kind attachment is available for Accel Deep mower decks on John Deere X300 and X500 Select Series Tractors. Operators can easily convert between modes without interrupting the mowing process.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

This video series features Bob Clements of Bob Clements International leading valuable discussions at a recent Management Boot Camp.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements is a regular feature in the E-Brief Daily email newsletter. It is brought to you by Yanmar.

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    Reducing Friction

    The topic of the “Amazon Effect” came up during a recent conversation with our dealer advisory board. This refers to the impact the digital marketplace has on the traditional business model regarding consumer expectations and the new competitive landscape, according to a story posted on MillenialMarketing.com.
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    Who Will Take Over?

    More than a third of the dealers in a recent Rural Lifestyle Dealer poll say they plan to retire in the next 5 years. What about your plans and are you ready?
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    7 Business Lessons from Inventor of E-Z- GO Golf Car, former Textron CEO

    Try applying these business philosophies from B.F. “Bev” Dolan, who died on Feb. 21 at the age of 91.
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    Podcast Preview: UTVs & the Massive Missed Opportunity

    Today, we’re releasing a Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast interview with Steve Shankin, president of ViaLink, a UTV development company, and Seizmik, a UTV accessories manufacturer.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast

Dealing with Conflicting Personalities & Difficult Situations

In this episode of the Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast, brought to you by Yanmar, we spoke with Sara Hey, VP of Operations and Development at Bob Clements International, who explained what contributes to conflicts and what you can do about it.

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Dealership of the Year

Now Open: 2018 Dealership of the Year Nominations DOY 2017 - 300

Manufacturers, customers and even the dealers themselves are all invited to participate by nominating top dealers from across North America. 

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Webinar Replay

Negotiating and Closing the Sale

During this webinar, Bob Clements will share specific ideas on how to overcome the price objections that sales people stumble over, the importance of developing negotiation packages using service and parts, and two simple techniques that will help close most sales.

This FREE webinar was brought to you by Yanmar.

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2018 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

2018 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

This 46-page extensive management report details the numbers, trends and forecasts for the 2018 rural equipment market, and examines what products dealers expect to be the hottest sellers this year, which new products they intend to introduce or expand upon in their product mix, what their major concerns are for 2018 and so much more. You'll find insightful comparisons of U.S. vs. Canadian dealers, large vs. small dealerships and by major manufacturer, and with 6 additional pages in the 2018 report — a 13% increase — there’s more insight to be found than ever.

2017 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

2017 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook (PDF)

Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s full-length 40-page 2017 Business Trends & Outlook report is now available. This extensive management report details the numbers, trends and forecasts for the 2017 rural equipment market. The report examines what products dealers expect to be the hottest sellers this year, which new products they intend to introduce or expand upon in their product mix, what their major concerns are for 2017 and so much more. The report provides comparisons of U.S. vs. Canadian dealers, large vs. small dealerships and by major manufacturer.

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