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Key steps in the diversity journey
Part 3: Diversity & Inclusion

3 Ways Your Dealership Can Benefit from Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion can bring a new segment of customers that may be unaware of you to your dealership, but it takes commitment from the entire organization to make it happen — starting at the top.
In the last two articles, we shared the business case for diversity and outlined three reasons why it matters. We talked about the changing growth dynamics in rural areas. Including the numerous financial and growth business benefits for your dealerships, and the driving force and the undeniable influence of the next generation of Millennial and Gen Z customers.
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Change in Rural Population of Color 2010-2020
Part 2: Diversity & Inclusion

3 Reasons Why Diversity & Inclusion Should Matter to Your Dealership

Rural diversity is increasing and diversity and inclusion help target critical growth segments like millennials and Gen Z.
No matter where your dealership is located, in an urban area, whether it's on the outskirts of town where the city ends and the country begins, or in rural markets, these areas are becoming more and more increasingly diverse.
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Diversity & Inclusion are different
Part 1: Diversity & Inclusion

Why Diversity & Inclusion Matter to Your Dealership

Part 1 of this 3-part series, dispels 5 common myths surrounding diversity and inclusion.
More and more companies have become hyper-aware that being diverse and inclusive isn’t just a fleeting trend or an initiative to aspire to someday. It is a core competency that demands real attention, as there are tremendous benefits derived from businesses and organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion.
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What Can Your Business Do to Retain Employees?

‘Recognize strong work performance’

With unemployment rates at a historical low nationally, a big question looms: how do businesses retain their staff? Dr. Trish Petak, Kansas Wesleyan University’s Associate Professor of Business and Accounting, offers a simple answer.


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Ohio Equipment Dealer Building a Better Business

Community college program provides new tools, insights

Learning never stops for business leaders like Rachel Robison, co-owner of Robison Equipment Company Inc., who attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio. New tools and insights enabled the business to increase revenues by 30% last year.


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5 Questions with Kubota Dealer Doug Nord

Doug Nord, president of Nord Outdoor Power, Bloomington, Ill., shares his thoughts on the current rural lifestyle market, the most innovative products of the last decade and the product innovations he hopes to see in the next 10 years.
Doug Nord, president of Nord Outdoor Power, Bloomington, Ill., shares his thoughts on the current rural lifestyle market, the most innovative products of the last decade and the product innovations he hopes to see in the next 10 years. The 5 Questions With... series is brought to you by Altoz.


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Dealer How-To: Winter Storage, eBay Store

Proven Power is now in its 20th year of offering winter storage and has been selling miscellaneous parts on eBay for several years. Learn their processes for successfully bringing in additional revenue.

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EDA and ARI Network Services Announce Final Digital Marketing Webinar for 2018

8/30/18 12:00 pm CST
Contact: Alex Hoffman
During this webinar, ARI’s marketing coordinator, Chloe Banholzer, will walk through proven methods to generate more reviews and explain how to turn both positive and negative reviews into opportunities. Read More

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