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  1. Alan Haig: Mega-Trends Impacting Auto Retail Today… Highlights from the Haig Report

    Alan Haig: Mega-Trends Impacting Auto Retail Today… Highlights from the Haig Report

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    Free Entry Level Membership Included! Gain access to all LIVE DealersEdge Presentations as well as other discounts and specials! By Registering For This Workshop You Are Automatically Enrolled In Our FREE Entry Level Membership Program!

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday August 24 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Alan Haig, Founder & President of Haig Partners
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLH4

    Maintaining the elevated level of profits enjoyed by new car dealers in recent years has become increasingly difficult. However, trends noted in the Haig Report also hold promise for tax relief, multiples and ROI. The party is not over yet!

    Join Alan Haig, Founder and President of the Haig Partners… a dealership buy/sell advisory firm… as he highlights the mega-trends that are having significant impact on dealership profits, valuations and ROI in 2017 and beyond.

    For many auto dealers, the impact of some of these trends is making business tougher… but Alan urges you to hang on, other pending tax changes could prove to be a huge valuation benefit to both buyers and sellers. He’ll explain!

    Alan will highlight:

    Macroeconomic Indicators- both the good and the not so good
    Light vehicle sales, inventories, incentives, lease penetrations, etc.
    The erosion of vehicle gross profits and dependence on F&I and Service to replace flagging bottom lines
    Trend for dealership expenses to grow faster than gross profits
    How potential tax changes can benefit both buyers and sellers… yes benefit!
    How dealers can grow in tougher times… the party is not over yet! Learn More
  2. Steve Nickelsen: In-House Process for Preparing Future GMs and Dealers for Your Auto Group

    Steve Nickelsen: In-House Process for Preparing Future GMs and Dealers for Your Auto Group

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    Free Entry Level Membership Included! Gain access to all LIVE DealersEdge Presentations as well as other discounts and specials! By Registering For This Workshop You Are Automatically Enrolled In Our FREE Entry Level Membership Program!

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday September 7 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Steve Nickelsen of Nickelsen/DealersEdge
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLI1

    New alternative provides a “grow your own” approach to successfully identify and prepare “bench strength” to fuel group expansion and/or Dealer succession.

    “Growing other leaders from the ranks isn’t just the duty of the leader, it’s an obligation” -Warren Bennis

    If your auto group wants to grow, you need manpower at the highest levels to properly manage and advance your acquisition opportunities.

    And… if the CEO is looking toward retirement, or maybe just slowing down, preparing your successor is also an obligation.

    Learn how to:

    Identify the candidates with highest potential within your organization
    Utilize both in-house classroom learning and hands-on application
    Leverage in-house expertise and know how… teach your system
    Promote your auto group’s culture and standards throughout
    Nurture teamwork and cooperation throughout the group
    Create Game-Ready Bench Strength from your current management team Learn More
  3. For Senior Dealership Managers -  Unlocking Your Full Potential in 2017

    For Senior Dealership Managers - Unlocking Your Full Potential in 2017

    $299.00

    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
  4. Steve Nickelsen: Why So Many of the Dealer’s Truly Great Ideas Fail to Launch

    Steve Nickelsen: Why So Many of the Dealer’s Truly Great Ideas Fail to Launch

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    SPECIAL FREE LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Live Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Steve Nickelsen
    Program Length: 30 Minutes

    If you are a Dealer or GM, there is no shortage of new concepts, ideas and strategies that could make your dealership organization better! Yet so many great ideas fail at the execution stage… WHY?

    I know this has happened to you! You return from a 20-Group Meeting or the NADA Convention… or maybe you read an article or book that inspires and enthuses you to bring a specific improvement to your auto group or store.

    But when you present this ‘great idea’ to your management team, they smile, nod, stifle a groan… then they hope if they just ignore you for a couple of weeks, it will all go away.

    Or maybe, they argue about the wisdom of trying something new. Any of this sound familiar…

    Lame Excuses: “Our customers are different and they will not like this.” “We tried that once and it didn’t work.” “We don’t have the time.” But if others have found this idea successful, is any of this valid? More than likely NOT.

    Visit with Steve for just 30 minutes and he will show you:

    Why so many improvement plans fail to execute in your dealership or group
    Why having great ideas and opportunities is not enough to move from theory to practice
    Why dealerships are a particularly difficult environment to bring about improvement and change
    Why you so often hear the same lame and uninspired excuses
    How an Executive Virtual Coach can provide the implementation muscle that takes your great ideas and opportunities and turns them into increased efficiencies and profits. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. BKTJ Dealership Money-Manager's Playbook - World Class Best Practices

    BKTJ Dealership Money-Manager's Playbook - World Class Best Practices

    $298.00

    Published on Oct 1, 2016

    Learn what the best Dealership Financial Managers are doing to....

    -Nurture and Protect the Dealership's Assets
    -Maximize Profit and ROI
    -Take Advantage of New Savings and Money-Making Opportunities
    -Protect the Value of the Automotive Enterprise

    This Guide contains Executive Summaries of 24 Senior Dealership Management Topics... all drawn from DealersEdge Workshops featuring a team of Industry Experts... each a specialist in their field.

    Here's What's Included:

    Financial Controls & Analysis

    -Accounting Office Consolidation for Multi-Location Dealer Groups
    -How to Manage the Balance Sheet & Turn Paper Profits Into Hard Cash
    -How to Maintain Your Focus on Expense Controls... Even in the Good Times
    -How, Why & When to Create Your Own Captive Insurance Company
    -Which Government Agencies are Targeting Auto Dealers...How to Reduce Exposure

    Financial Controls & Analysis- Focus on Fixed Ops

    -The Service Pricing Challenge: How to Leverage your Competitiveness
    -5 Keys to Avoiding the Perils of Factory or Extended Warranty Audits
    -Re-thinking the Parts Pricing Matrix to Maximize Profits
    -Aging Parts... Valued Assets or Worthless Artifacts?
    -How to Avoid Physical Parts Inventory Nightmares... Getting Acct'g & Parts on Same Page

    Managing Dealership Information Systems & Costs

    -Dealership Technology Requirements for Increased Productivity in 2016-17
    -CyberSecurity... Evaluating Your Risks & Protecting the Dealership
    -Independent CRMs vs the DMS CRMs? How to Make an Informed Choice...
    -Gillrie Reports: How to Guard Against Sudden DMS Price Increases & Policy Changes

    Building & Protecting the Value of the Business

    -How Your Dealership Business Plan May be Eroding Future Enterprise Value
    -Dealership Valuation... "Blue Sky" is NOT What it Used to Be
    -Big Themes from the Kerrigan "Blue Sky Report"

    Nurturing Your Most Important Asset - Your Team

    -Guiding Your Team to Success... The Management Magic of One-on-One Coaching
    -Tips on How and Why to Hire Millennials (GenY) for Your Dealership
    -Predicting Success With a Better Hiring Process
    -Employment Law for Car Dealers... 4 Things you Need to Know
    -Fearless Firing... Effective, Confident & Humane...and Staying Out of Trouble

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    Our Team of Experts

    All the Essays in this Guide are Executive Summaries reporting on the expert content provided by these well-known auto industry experts:

    -Jodi Kippe, CPA and Kara Perkins CPA from Crowe Horwath
    -Brooke Samples from Profit Blueprints
    -Kevin Gilbreath, CPA and Senior Tax Manager at Crowe Horwath
    -Jim Radogna, Founder of Dealer Compliance Consultants
    -Les Silver, of the KEEPS Corporation
    -Erik Nachbahr, of Helion Technologies
    -Joe Riccie, CPA and Seth Danberry of WithumSmith & Brown
    -Paul Gillrie, of The Gillrie Institute
    -Rob Campbell, of WithumSmith & Brown
    -Ryan Kerrigan, of Kerrigan Advisors
    -Stuart McCallum CPA and Steve Schumacher CPA from Crowe Horwath
    -Stefan Drechsel, of The Gillrie Institute
    -Chuck Hartle', of PartsEdge
    -Steve Nickelsen, of Nickelsen/DealersEdge and Nickelsen Partners
    -Kevin Baumgart, of Hireology
    -Charles Feuss, J.D., of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    -Mike Nicholes, of Nicholes Capital Management

    All represented in this Guide!

    SUBSCRIPTION OPTION:
    You can upgrade your purchase to a 1-year subscription, allowing you full NO-ADDED CHARGE access to all future Live Webinars (45+ per yr) and our online library of over 160 Recordings of past programs. For just $299 more than the price of this program, you get it all for a period of one year! That is a total of just $597 for your single-person subscription (Season Ticket) including this program. You are free to cancel at any time during the first six months and receive a refund of the additional $299 paid for this upgrade - for any reason! Learn More
  8. Employee Handbook Kit for Auto Dealerships

    Employee Handbook Kit for Auto Dealerships

    Regular Price: $700.00

    Special Discount Price: $500.00

    Pre-Order Special - Order before Sept 14, 2017 and Pay Only $500
    Regular Price - $700 (Includes Editing and Legal Review)

    Step-by-Step Kit to Create an Employee Handbook for Your Dealership Organization
    Packaged Kit Includes Initial Editing and Legal Review of Your Finished Custom Manual!
    This Kit will guide you to your custom selection of the correct and applicable policies

    PLUS... provide professional Editing and Review by an Employment Law professional:

    Complete set of Standard Policies that should be included in Every Employee Handbook
    Wide Selection of Optional Policies - pick and choose which work best for your organization
    Special Policies that can apply to your locale, holiday parties, etc.- Again pick and choose
    Complete Generic Sample Employee Handbook- See what the finished product will look like
    Ability to customize for your ownership, management team and philosophy
    Forms & Questionnaire to record your specifics for inclusion in finished Handbook
    Best of all, initial editing of the final Handbook volume and legal review

    Optional Printing of Your Custom Employee Handbook:
    Once your Custom Employee Handbook is finalized, you will be able to print copies in-house... Or if you prefer, DealersEdge can quote on printing bound handbooks to your bulk order. Learn More
  9. Erik Nachbahr: New Spear Phishing Threats and Tips to Reduce the Risk of an Attack at Your Dealership

    Erik Nachbahr: New Spear Phishing Threats and Tips to Reduce the Risk of an Attack at Your Dealership

    $197.00

    Complete Update Package:

    Sent To Your Door - Free Shipping U.S. & Canada!
    Hard Copy - DVD Video
    Hard Copy - CD Soundtrack
    Hard Copy - Executive Summary Written Report

    Available Immediately In Your Online Library:
    Streaming Video
    Mp4 Video File
    Mp3 Audio File
    Podcast
    Executive Summary PDF

    Did you know DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Subscribers Have Access to this Recorded Workshop AND the Entire DealersEdge Catalog?

    Visit https://VIP.DealersEdge.com/ for more information.

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday August 10 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Erik Nachbahr of Helion Technologies
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLH2

    Hackers & Identity Thieves get more sophisticated… achieving trust via information found on Social Media- Auto dealerships are an attractive target.

    As more and more people have been alerted and cautioned not to click on email sent from someone they do not know, cyber criminals have sharpened their approach.

    Learn how this new version of Spear Phishing gets past your well-earned distrust of “strange email” by targeting social media-involved individuals within your auto dealer organization.

    Erik will explore:

    Social Media Spear Phishing - what it is and why dealerships are particularly susceptible.
    How cyber crooks can obtain and build familiarity with specific dealership employees and in the process, provide entry into your systems.
    Steps you can take to reduce the risk and prevent cyber intrusions.
    The importance of educating your employees to the dangers of Social Media Spear Phishing. Learn More
  10. Becky Chernek: How to Ride the Wave to Digital F&I Retailing

    Becky Chernek: How to Ride the Wave to Digital F&I Retailing

    $98.00

    Online Workshop Recording

    Did you know DealersEdge VIP Season Ticket Subscribers Have Access to this Recorded Workshop AND the Entire DealersEdge Catalog? This Includes Hundreds of Workshop Recordings, PDF White Paper Executive Reports, Books, Podcasts and Audio Let's not forget the 40+ Live workshops each year!

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    for more information.

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Becky Chernek
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLB3

    The F&I process in most dealerships has long been the bottleneck in the selling process resulting in more than a few unhappy and frustrated customers.

    Join F&I trainer and consultant Becky Chernek as she explores ways you can offer your customers an online financing choice. Learn what is available from many sources via this workshop.

    Options are many and can include simple "pre-qualification” up to the entire financing process - To successfully implement, you will have many choices to consider. Learn about them here.

    You will learn:
    About the expansion of online financing opportunities available to dealers
    About the current array of online financing products and vendors available to dealers
    How online financing can speed up the delivery process and enhance the buyer's experience
    How online financing offers can help you insulate the customer from other 3rd party providers
    How to create a Virtual F&I Manager alternative Learn More

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