R.S. Hollinger & Sons: Embracing Change
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R.S. Hollinger & Sons: Embracing Change

The Hollinger family has adapted its business model to remain successful over the past 43 years and now the second-generation owners have secured their exit strategy.

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Create a High Performance Dealership with Bob Clements

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ATTEND THE 2020 DEALERSHIP MINDS SUMMIT

The most influential “Dealership Minds” in the industry will gather August 4-5 in Omaha, Neb.

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  • Claiming the Title of 'Zero-Turn HQ'

    Tractor Supply continues to take over your branding. They recently sent out news announcing the company as the “Zero Turn HQ” now that Toro mowers are available, which join their lineup of Cub Cadet and Bad Boy Mowers.
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    4 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Rural Equipment Dealer

    During this week of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share reasons to be thankful to be in the rural equipment industry. My hope is that these thoughts might give you a boost going into the final weeks of 2019 so you can celebrate a stellar year.
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    True or False: A Good Dealership Can Sell Anything

    A visit to Wright Brothers Implement Sales and a discussion with second generation owner Myra Powell got me thinking about this line, “A good salesperson can sell anything.” Can that line of thought be extended to “A good dealership can sell anything?”
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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.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer Podcast

Know Your Rights Regarding Employee Complaints on Social Media

In this episode of the Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast, we talk with David James of the law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis, which is based in Minneapolis, about what you can do if an employee complains about your dealership on social media.

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Nominate a Dealership Today!

For the 14th consecutive year, Rural Lifestyle Dealer is sponsoring its "Dealership of the Year" awards program to recognize North America's best rural lifestyle equipment dealers. Dealers, manufacturers and others are invited to participate by nominating top dealers from across North America. There is no limit to the number of nominations that an individual can submit. And you can nominate your own dealership. We will not reveal to the dealers who nominated them for this award.

Nominate a dealership here.


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2020 Dealer Business Trends & Outlook Report

Join us as Rural Lifestyle Dealer's award-winning managing editor Lynn Woolf analyzes results from the 2020 Dealer Business Trends & Outlook Report, based on forecasts from dealers across North America.

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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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