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This Week is National Farm Safety & Health Week

The 2017 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 581 fatalities, which equals 23.0 deaths per 100,000 workers.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

Check out the latest articles from Bob Clements, premier management consultant for outdoor power equipment, agriculture and power sports dealerships:

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Precision Farming Dealer Summit

2020 PRECISION FARMING DEALER SUMMIT REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

This exclusive DEALER-ONLY conference is focused 100% on equipping your company to run a more profitable precision farming business. These 2 days of non-stop precision farming learning will change your dealership’s management strategies forever.

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    It’s Worth Your Time

    It's one more thing to add your day, but I promise it will be worth it! Our next Dealer Success Academy — an online, on-demand event — is set for Sept. 11-12, with the sessions starting at 9 a.m. Central on Sept. 11 and running through 9 p.m. Central on Sept. 12.
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    Sell Me a Mower: Where Do We Go from Here?

    I thought my June 4 blog post, “No One Wants to Sell Me a Mower,” was going to be a simple anecdotal story about my personal experience and how I thought dealers were not marketing to customers like me. I was way off.
  • The Problem With Your Financial Statements? They’re Full of Opinions

    Something that many people don’t realize and most people never think about is the fact that your financial statements are mostly just opinions. It’s true of both your balance sheet and your income statement. If you're shaking you head right now saying “no way,” then let’s talk it through.
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    No One Wants to Sell Me a Mower

    My zero-turn mower is dead — or at least I want it to be dead, but I get the feeling that no one wants to sell me a mower.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast

The ‘Who, What & Where’ of Hiring Service Technicians

Sara Hey of Bob Clements Intl. breaks down the “who, what and where” of hiring service technicians. The “who” refers to the kind of position you should be hiring for; the “what” is determining what to pay your new service tech; and the “where” is all about new places to uncover solid applicants.

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Webinar Replay

Should I Add an Additional Location?

Business is booming, loyal customers are keeping you busy, and you ask, “Is it time to expand?” There are a lot of factors that come into play regarding this question, and there is not one right answer for every situation. Join Bob Clements as he guides you through the questions you need to ask yourself to determine if an additional location is a good move for you.

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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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