'Biggest' Ag Equipment Dealers Continue to Expand Their Reach
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'Biggest' Ag Equipment Dealers Continue to Expand Their Reach

Check out this excerpt from Ag Equipment Intelligence's 2018 'Big Dealer' Report. The report, which is a joint project with George Russell of the Machinery Advisors Consortium, aims to track ownership changes and consolidation trends of North American farm equipment dealers.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

This video series features Sara Hey of Bob Clements International, who leads discussions regarding how to search for and lock down the types of employees you desire.

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    Avoid This Upselling 'Miss' at the Parts Counter

    Don’t let long lines and hurried customers keep you from upselling and cross selling at your parts counter.
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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.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast

‘Great Ideas’ Series: Proven Power Recruits Veterans for Service Team

In this episode of the Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast, brought to you by Yanmar, we spoke with Andy Flint, service manager of Wisconsin-based dealership, Proven Power, for our new “Great Ideas” series.

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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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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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