Dealer's Challenge: ‘Virtually Impossible’ to Find, Keep Help
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Dealer's Challenge: ‘Virtually Impossible’ to Find, Keep Help

Rex Collins of HBK Consultants & Associates addresses offers his advice in RLD’s “Fix My Problem” series, including making your dealership be the one place where every technician in the area wants to work.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

The below video series highlight the various topics covered at the Bob Clements International 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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    Selling to Agrihoods, the Rural Lifestyle Offshoot

    Agrihoods are master planned communities built with a working farm as a focus — and these communities need your equipment and expertise.
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    Hear from New Mahindra NA Marketing Vice President Jay Litsey

    In his first 90 days, Litsey is focusing on consumer research and dealership visits to bolster branding initiatives and help grow Mahinda from its “challenger” brand status.
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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.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast

What Smart Technology for Financing is & Why Dealers Need it

In this episode of the Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast, brought to you by Yanmar, we're joined by Jeff Boots and Roderick Wilkins of Capgemini who explain that artificial intelligence, block chain and smart contracts are three kinds of technology improving processes and outcomes in other industries.

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The Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast is brought to you by Yanmar.

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Using ever advancing technology, Yanmar continuously strives to exceed customer expectations and deliver exceptional lifetime value by integrating its products, services and knowledge into superior quality, comprehensive solutions.

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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

Help Me Motivate My People!

Sara Hey of Bob Clements International helps you understand how to retain and motivate your team. Learn how each of your employees have different needs and what you can do as a manager to fully engage them in your dealership.

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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The information source for equipment dealers selling to everyone from hobby farmers to estate owners to landscape contractors and municipalities. Rural Lifestyle Dealer is published 4 times per year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall issues.)
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