Imagine this: You’re invited to a roundtable meeting along with hundreds of other rural lifestyle dealers from throughout North America.

You’ll be discussing trends in the rural consumer market. You’ll talk about the equipment that’s been selling fast, and what new product segments will be hot in the years to come. You’ll compare notes with other dealers about staffing and hear what keeps every dealer “up at night.”

As you’re thinking about this event, consider the amount of information you’d walk away with. Think about the value it would have when it comes to planning.

However, you won’t have to worry about the challenge of hosting such an event. Everyone will participate during the meeting, but you won’t have to sit at the table any longer than it would take you to read a special report in Rural Lifestyle Dealer.

More importantly, you don’t have to consider the logistics or the expenses for you and your staff to make the trip to the venue. You won’t have to book hotel rooms, flights or rental cars. You won’t have to pay a cent to attend this meeting.

Sound too good to be true?

It's not. This "meeting" will be contained within the pages of the Winter 2012 issue of Rural Lifestyle Dealer.

It’s the annual "Dealer Business Trends & Outlook" report, and it will give you fresh insights about the business of selling equipment to rural consumers.

Of course, there is a catch: We need your help. A successful roundtable meeting is one wherein everyone participates. There’s still time for you to raise your hand. Please click on this link and take a few minutes to give your thoughts about the rural lifestyle market. The results will be compiled and published in the Winter issue of Rural Lifestyle Dealer. And, unlike a real roundtable meeting, you’ll be anonymous — please tell us what you really think.