Times are good for the rural equipment market, but many economists say the U.S. economy, which has had an extended upward trend, is due for a downturn in late 2019 and early 2020.

Now’s the time to sharpen your management skills and Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s inaugural Dealer Success Academy is the place to do it. This virtual on-demand conference is set for March 7-8, 2019. We often hear from dealers that it’s tough to be away from the dealership and because it can take so much prep time to travel, it may not seem worth the effort to attend in-person conferences. That’s why we’re launching the Academy as an online event.

The Dealer Success Academy will consist of presentations posted at the start of each day, allowing you to view the topics you want, when you want, for as long as you want. Each session will be archived, so you can go back at a later time and pick up where you left off. You just need to be a registered participant to have access to the presentations and the archive. Best of all, we’re offering it at no-cost to you.

The Academy’s interactive format, plus a Q&A session, gives a “knowledge boost” to the online presentations. I’ll have the opportunity to engage with the experts, with my goal being to ask the questions that you would ask. Plus, the experts will be available to answer your questions in an online Q&A throughout the event, as well as in a post-event Q&A feature story.


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The experts will focus on “dealer takeaways,” so you can put their ideas to work at your dealership. Theories and high-level concepts have their place — but not at the Dealer Success Academy. Our experts, who work with equipment dealers or are dealers themselves, want to talk about real-world ideas as much as you want to hear them.

We guarantee you will be able to log off from the event with an idea you can implement in your dealership immediately. For those larger ideas that require more planning, you will learn the necessary steps for a solid start at customizing the idea for your dealership.

To make it even more worthy of your time, turn the Dealer Success Academy into a training event for your staff. Encourage your team members to also register for the event. It’s a great professional development opportunity for them, helping motivate them to bring new ideas to your dealership. Consider setting aside time during the event for key team members to view the presentations together. Perhaps you can integrate the Dealer Success Academy into your own training programs?

It’s all about turning knowledge into action and, ultimately, into dealer success.

Be a Dealership of the Year

Do this today: Nominate your dealership for the 2019 Dealership of the Year program, The nomination process takes only a few minutes and think of it as statement about the confidence and pride you have in your dealership. After all, if you don’t think you’re worthy of being recognized, why should your customers buy from you? Start the New Year believing you are the best.