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  1. CLOSEOUT SALE!! For Senior Dealership Managers -  Unlocking Your Full Potential in 2017

    CLOSEOUT SALE!! For Senior Dealership Managers - Unlocking Your Full Potential in 2017

    Regular Price: $299.00

    Special Discount Price: $149.00

    Available in PDF and Hard Copy Format

    The 2017 Edition Yearbook for Senior Dealership Management Professionals.
    Essays from Workshops Presented Industry Experts Focusing on What is Working for Your Peers from All dealership management positions - Enterprise-Wide Senior Managers, Fixed Operations Managers and Variable Operations Managers.
    Benefits:

    1. Zero in on What Your Peers in other dealership management positions are employing for increased efficiencies and bottom line profit growth.
    2. Sharpen and Hone Your Basic, yet critical, Auto Dealership Enterprise Management Skills
    3. 300+ Pages of Essays Drawn from the Content of Recent DealersEdge Workshops as presented by Auto Industry Experts!

    Essays Included in this 300+ Page Collection:

    CHAPTER 1 - UNLOCKING DEALERSHIP ENTERPRISE POTENTIAL IN 2017

    How to Protect the Value of the Business/Enterprise
    Highlights from Kerrigan's Blue Sky Report
    Strap a Rocket to Your Used Car Department
    Government Agencies Targeting Auto Dealers
    How to Fire Someone Fearlessly… Humanely
    How and Why to Hire Millenials
    New Hiring Technologies & How to Use Them

    CHAPTER 2 - FINANCIAL MONITORING & MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

    Getting More and More Actionable Data From Your DMS
    Turning Balance Sheet Assets Into Hard Cash
    A Fresh Look at Forecasting & Budgeting Basics
    Expense Control - Getting Back to Basics
    New Tax Rules… How & Why of Captive Insurance Company Creation
    Back Office Consolidation for Auto Groups

    CHAPTER 3- LATEST IN DEALERSHIP DATA MANAGEMENT

    How to Protect Against Sudden DMS Price Increases
    How to Choose a CRM - DMS or Other 3rd Party?
    New Technology Useful to Auto Dealerships
    How & Why of Dealership Cyber-Security

    CHAPTER 4- UNLOCKING FIXED OPS POTENTIAL IN 2017

    How to Strap a Rocket to Your Service Department
    Business & Financial for Service Managers
    The Service Pricing Challenge - Getting the Right Price
    Service Pricing vs. Value Debate
    7 Essential Service Management Key Indicators
    Re-Engineering the Parts Pricing Matrix
    How to Avoid Parts Physical Inventory Nightmares
    Advanced Body Shop Management

    CHAPTER 5- UNLOCKING VARIABLE OPERATIONS POTENTIAL IN 2017

    New Look at Prospecting - How to Bag 1/3 of Future Sales
    Employing Video Presentations in the Sale Process
    How to Use Tablets in Your Selling System
    The How To of Video Walk-Around Demos
    Pay-Per-Click - How to Manage a Successful PPC Campaign
    Magic of Geo-Fencing… Marketing to Customer Smart Phones
    Online Tactics to Maximize CPO Sales
    Recruiting and Keeping the Very Best BDC Reps Learn More
  2. Updated 2017-  Job Descriptions for Dealership Staff

    Updated 2017- Job Descriptions for Dealership Staff

    $298.00

    Product Description:

    A powerful dealership management tool to help you:

    Align management and employee priorities
    Align management and employee expectations
    Boost employee satisfaction and reduce turnover
    Eliminate hours wasted on low-value tasks
    Head off costly legal issues
    Hire winners and get them up to speed quickly
    Avoid overstaffing and task duplications

    This comprehensive dealership management resource contains actual job descriptions (More than 100) from dealerships throughout North America. You’ll find valuable job description samples to help you get the most benefit from 30+ critical positions in your dealership organization. Learn More
  3. Joni Stuker Why Many Dealership BDCs Fall Short & How to Fix It

    Joni Stuker Why Many Dealership BDCs Fall Short & How to Fix It

    $0.00

    FREE RECORDED WORKSHOP

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday April 19 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Joni Stuker
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMD3

    The time and money you spend on installing, training and hiring is often wasted, if you have neglected the absolute need to get all stake holders on board.

    The secret of getting your BDC initiatives to work effectively is getting all the working pieces organized toward the common goal… all joined together to provide the customer with the best, more efficient and productive process possible.

    This cannot happen when individual stakeholders (individuals or even departments) do not respect the role others contribute to the teams success.

    Join Joni as she explores solutions to:

    Breaking down the wall between BDC & Sales
    Blending all departments & owning the customer’s household auto needs
    Compensating so everyone “wins”
    Fostering Teamwork so Everyone thinks Business Development Learn More
  4. Jonathan Wilke & Thomas England CPAs Due Diligence Essentials for Buyers and Sellers

    Jonathan Wilke & Thomas England CPAs Due Diligence Essentials for Buyers and Sellers

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY WORKSHOP RECORDING

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday May 3 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Thomas England & Jonathan Wilke CPAs at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DME1

    Auto Group Consolidation Continues. Chances are you will be a Buyer or a Seller in the near future. Experts share their priorities and considerations no matter what side of the table you sit.

    What’s on Tap in this Online Workshop:

    What areas to focus on when performing a “quality of earning” analysis
    The “historical balance sheet” analysis and why it is important
    What terms to look for in an “asset purchase agreement”
    What terms to look for in a “stock purchase agreement”
    “Non-financial factors” should be part of your due diligence Learn More
  5. Brooke Samples: Auto Dealership Staffing Metrics

    Brooke Samples: Auto Dealership Staffing Metrics

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP AND RECORDING

    This order includes a DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Membership.
    Access This Workshop and Hundreds More!
    For Details and Options Please visit: https://vip.dealersedge.com/

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, March 29 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Brooke Samples from Profit Blueprints
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMC5

    More Sales, More Profit & with the Right Amount of Staff

    Brooke will explore:

    Standard Support/Productive ratios… Sales & Fixed
    Ratios of Accounting to Other
    Balancing both headcount and payroll expense to maximize sales & profits
    Specific ratios – Sales per Salesperson – Contracts per F&I Mgr – Repair Orders per Service Advisor… Critical measurements!
    Use of Job Descriptions – not Job Titles
    Best Hiring Practices & Performance-Based Pay Plans
    Mentor-Mentee Programs
    Mobilizing managers to be Leaders when you have the right amount of staffing Learn More
  6. Terri Harris: What Auto Dealers Need to Know about IRS Form 8300

    Terri Harris: What Auto Dealers Need to Know about IRS Form 8300

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP AND RECORDING

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    Workshop Info:
    Thursday, February 15 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Terri Harris from Dixon Hughes Goodman
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMB3

    As with everything involving U.S. tax law… The Devil is in the Details

    For 15 years Terri Harris led the IRS’ Motor Vehicle Industry Program as the Industry Specialist. She was seen as the IRS’ authority on auto dealership tax issues.

    Dealing with and complying with regulations centered on Form 8300, may seem like an old subject, but seldom is full compliance a simple thing. Terri joins us with a frank discussion of For 8300 and the absolute requirements that dealerships need to be aware and reminded of.

    You will learn:

    The definition of “cash” and what transactions must be reported
    If the customer must be notified that a Form 8300 was filed
    How to respond if the customer refuses to provide proper identification
    What records must you maintain and for how long
    How to insure your dealership’s compliance
    How to find additional information and guidance Learn More
  7. Erik Nachbahr: IT Horror Stories - Breaches Costing Auto Dealers Big Losses of Data and Money

    Erik Nachbahr: IT Horror Stories - Breaches Costing Auto Dealers Big Losses of Data and Money

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP AND RECORDING

    This order includes a DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Membership.
    Access This Workshop and Hundreds More!
    For Details and Options Please visit: https://vip.dealersedge.com/

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, March 8 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Erik Nachbahr from Helion Technologies
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMC2

    Dealership IT Expert profiles some of the worst cases of IT Security Intrusions at Auto Dealerships… How to identify the weakness and Plug the Leaks

    Erik will Explore:

    How Dealerships are coming under attack from Hackers & Cyber-Crooks
    How to identify specific weaknesses in your information systems
    How to plug those leaks and either block intrusions, or make them less likely Learn More
  8. Brooke Samples: Understanding the Automotive Financial Statement for GMs and Dealership Department Managers

    Brooke Samples: Understanding the Automotive Financial Statement for GMs and Dealership Department Managers

    $59.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP RECORDING

    This order includes a DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Membership.
    Access This Workshop Recording and Hundreds More!
    For Details and Options Please visit: https://vip.dealersedge.com/

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, February 22 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints LLC
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMB4

    Popular Skill Workshop Returns with Revisions & Additions in Response to Attendee Questions & Concerns

    Reading, understanding and analyzing patterns in your financial statements is the key skill of top performing dealership management. If you are just looking at a couple of ratios or target numbers, you are missing a lot… a lot of opportunity!

    Brooke will show you:

    What happens when you sell something… follow the transaction through the Financial Statement. What happens? Why?
    What happens when you buy something… how does that evidence itself in the Financial Statement & why it is important.
    Best practices for comparing the Financial Statement to your departmental reports and DOC… why they are different… when you should and should not worry.
    How to keep the Financial Statement accurate with daily self-audits… nothing worse than managing with corrupt data.
    How to read the Balance Sheet Accounts & how this knowledge can impact your performance.
    When and Why to compare your Statement to Benchmarks & Target Learn More
  9. Jeff Sacks' Dealership Pay Plans That Work

    Jeff Sacks' Dealership Pay Plans That Work

    Regular Price: $495.00

    Special Discount Price: $395.00

    PAY PLANS THAT INFLUENCE BEHAVIOR AND GUIDE RESULTS

    Put the right pay formula or plan in place to improve your business model and results.
    Consider employing pay plans that :
    -- Reduce inter-department conflict
    -- Elevate personnel productivity
    -- Improve customer retention

    Consider changing vertically designed pay plans into more functional horizontal pay plans!

    This 100+ Page Guide contains hundreds of Sample Pay Plans, indexed by dealership department and profit center.

    Pay Plan Samples and Jeff Sacks' commentary Indexed for:

    -- Variable/Sales Department Managers
    -- Fixed Operations Department Managers
    -- Sales Consultants
    -- Service Advisors and Technicians
    -- Non-Management Parts Personnel
    -- Accounting Staff
    -- … and more!

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    About Jeff Sacks:
    Jeff Sacks is considered one of the premier experts in dealership operations with a 30+ year career that warrants the high regard he’s held in.

    Jeff immigrated to the United States in 1977 and immersed himself in the world of car dealership operations. He gained a degree in accounting and one in business finance, and together with his ‘in the seat’ practical experience, he carved out an enviably unique insight into dealership operations that has helped many clients across the global automotive industry.

    After gaining first-hand experience in a variety of dealerships, Jeff established Jeff Sacks & Associates, a consulting company dealing with the specific needs of his automotive clients. Years later, he created and facilitated the General Manager’s Bootcamp. In 2009, Jeff returned to his roots as operating President with Jeff Sacks & Associates (Jeff Sacks Auto) in order to provide customized programs to his clients, including the highly respected General Manager Workshop.

    Jeff’s passion and vision in the industry has made him a sought-after speaker, helping to improve dealership functionality relating to process improvement strategies, asset and expense controls, computer utilization, management information systems and more. Learn More
  10. Charlie Feuss J.D: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Dealership

    Charlie Feuss J.D: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Dealership

    $597.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP AND RECORDING

    This order includes a one year DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Membership.
    For Details and Options Please visit:

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    Workshop Info:
    Thursday, January 25 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Charlie Feuss J.D.
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DMA4

    We can credit raunchy business leaders, entertainers and politicians for creating the “#MeToo” movement. Question: Is there a pattern of similar abuse within your business?

    Many habitual abusers have relied on intimidation and career control to hide their bad acts. But today, with the mighty and famous falling on a regular basis, fear of the abused has all but disappeared.

    Most will judge this to be a good development… prompting a new awareness and respect for each other. But this new awakening also brings with it a need for all businesses, and especially car dealers, to reevaluate company policies and practices. How to prevent becoming a “#metoo” target.

    Charlie will focus on:
    A complete understanding of what Sexual Harassment is and is not
    A review of the legal standards and principles that apply
    How to deal with allegations in your place of business
    What types of prevention and training are recommended
    Recommended changes in company policies and hiring practices
    How to help create a positive, harassment-free culture Learn More

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