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  1. Don Hannahs: Successful Succession Planning for Today’s Auto Dealers

    Don Hannahs: Successful Succession Planning for Today’s Auto Dealers

    $198.00

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday October 5 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Don Hannahs of Planning Solutions Group
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLJ1

    As more and more “boomer” auto dealers start looking to the next chapter in their lives, the need for a well thought out succession plan becomes an immediate emergency. This session will examine your challenges and opportunities.

    According to Strategic Advisors, Inc., “Baby Boomers” have a disproportionate amount of their wealth tied up in business. Also…

    65% do not know what their business is worth
    85% have NO exit strategy
    Yet… 27% Hope to exit in the next five years

    Don will focus on:

    The unique challenges facing succession in a “family business”
    The boundaries & expectations that need to be established
    Why so many auto dealers fail in this endeavor
    What to include in your “9-1-1” emergency plan
    Your Exit/Succession Options
    How to succeed at succession planning Learn More
  2. Charles Feuss, J.D: Basics Of Employee Handbooks in Auto Dealerships Today

    Charles Feuss, J.D: Basics Of Employee Handbooks in Auto Dealerships Today

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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday September 14 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Charles Feuss, J.D
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLI2

    If it has been years since updating your Employee Handbook, you could be seeking rather than avoiding problems… Big and Small.

    Employees and managers have many expectations of each other. Unfortunately, often both employees and management seem to be working from a different set of guidelines.

    Given the accelerating rate change, a regular review of your dealership’s Employee Handbook is required. How long has it been since you have read or reviewed yours.

    Join us a Charlie Feuss, J.D. covers the basics of Employee Handbooks for today’s auto dealership environment.

    You will explore:

    Why you should or should not have an up to date employee handbook (EHB)
    What Basic Policies should be included in every EHB
    Optional Policies that you should at least consider
    Special Policies that address your locale, business style, weather, events, etc.
    Communicating your dealership business philosophy, goals and expectations. Learn More
  3. 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

    $198.00

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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
  4. 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

    $197.00

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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
  5. 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

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    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
  6. 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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    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
  7. Jim Flint: How to Control Your Marketing & Ad Budget Using Moneyball Strategies

    Jim Flint: How to Control Your Marketing & Ad Budget Using Moneyball Strategies

    $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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    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Live Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Jim Flint
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLB1

    How to stop wasting precious marketing budget on Low-ROI efforts!
    Economists predict a mixed bag for 2017 car sales. We know this--competition is fierce, there's no room for wasted advertising dollars and there's no looking back as the game continues to change.

    It's time to break out of your "let's do what we did last year" marketing cycle and catch up to what's new and improved for 2017!

    Jim Flint--noted resource allocation specialist and architect of the Moneyball Factor for car dealers-- will provide guidelines and principles on how to:

    Lock into a successful marketing budget
    Utilize operationally minded metrics to guide your thinking.
    Price & market vehicles on your website to sell w/ maximized profits
    Improve Google Analytics tracking so it's easier for you and your sales team to win together. Learn More
  8. Chris Hill: Pay Per Click- How it Works- Basics of a Properly Managed PPC Campaign

    Chris Hill: Pay Per Click- How it Works- Basics of a Properly Managed PPC Campaign

    $98.00

    Online Workshop Recording

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    Online Workshop!
    Air Date: Thursday November 3, 2016 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Chris Hill of Aronson Advertising
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DKK1

    In the world of "Search" and even more so in the portion of that world know as "PPC", or Pay Per Click, the only constant is change.

    What you thought you mastered last year has undoubtedly changed and the true advantages go to those who keep their knowledge and skill current.

    That is the subject of this workshop presented by Chris Hill a PPC expert from Aronson Advertising in Chicago.

    Chris will feature real world updates on:

    What to expect from a properly managed PPC campaign
    Branded keyword search terms
    Dynamic used car PPC ads
    How PPC ads are graded, ranked and presented to a searching consumer
    The importance of "relevance" and "quality" scoring Learn More
  9. What It's Worth: Automobile Dealership Value

    What It's Worth: Automobile Dealership Value

    $199.00

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    Navigate auto dealership valuation hazards with insights from industry leaders.
    Changing market conditions, an array of industry-specific value drivers, and other considerations can make it difficult to describe “the value” of an auto dealership. With a lively industry landscape, business appraisers should be prepared for an increased demand for auto dealership valuation, while owners need to know how to create more value in their dealerships to get the most when they are ready to sell. What It’s Worth: Auto Dealership Value (formerly Key Trends Driving Auto Dealership Value) provides you with wisdom from numerous experts who work with auto dealerships and study the valuation issues associated with this industry daily. These individuals include accountants, brokers, M&A executives, former dealership employees and owners, and other consultants and advisors. Combined, these experts point you in the direction to “hit the mark” when valuing and understanding the value of a dealership. There is no better resource for you than these professionals who advise on buy/sells, executives who lead their groups on acquisition strategy, and professionals whose financial livelihoods depend on transactions in this space.


    Highlights of the report include:

    Get key valuation techniques for appraisers - this report educates readers on issues such as the real estate considerations for auto dealerships, the used vehicle and independent dealership market segment, and the need for succession planning
    Learn how to build value in a dealership for future sale and what the larger retailers are thinking in terms of future acquisitions
    Access real-world data that aims to support your conclusions when assessing the value of a dealership
    Get insight on the current market trends and what really drives value in an auto dealership

    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    SECTION I: THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF VALUE IN AUTO DEALERSHIPS

    THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF VALUE IN AUTO DEALERSHIPS
    WHAT DRIVES VALUE FOR AUTO DEALERSHIPS
    CURRENT MARKET TRENDS IN NEW AND USED AUTOMOBILE SALES
    By Travis Flenniken, CFA, CVA

    SECTION II: VALUATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR AUTO DEALERSHIPS
    METHODS AND TRENDS IN VALUING AUTO DEALERSHIPS
    USING THE CIMI METHOD TO VALUE AUTO DEALERSHIPS
    WHY REAL ESTATE IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF AN AUTO DEALERSHIP VALUATION
    By Adam Lawyer, CPA/ABV/CFF

    THE SPECIAL ISSUES YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN VALUING OR SELLING A USED CAR DEALERSHIP

    SECTION III: BUY-SELL TRENDS IN THE AUTO DEALERSHIP MARKET

    HOW UNDERPERFORMING DEALERSHIPS CAN SELL AT GOOD MULTIPLES: A CASE STUDY
    By Travis Flenniken, CFA, CVA
    BUY-SELL ACTIVITY IS ON THE RISE FOR AUTO DEALERSHIPS
    By Adam Lawyer, CPA/ABV/CFF

    SECTION IV: SELLING AND SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR AUTO DEALERSHIP OWNERS
    THINKING OF SELLING? A 23-FACTOR CHECKLIST TO HELP DEALERSHIP OWNERS MAXIMIZE VALUE
    By Jason Borden, CPA

    DOES SUCCESSION PLANNING BUILD AUTO DEALERSHIP VALUE?
    By Loyd H. Rawls

    SECTION V: FINANCIAL AND VALUATION DATA
    NEW AND USED AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP VALUATION MULTIPLES BASED ON PRATT’S STATS
    By Adam Manson
    USED AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP VALUATION MULTIPLES BASED ON DATA FROM PRATT’S STATS
    By Adam Manson
    PRICING A NEW CAR DEALERSHIP—RULES OF THUMB
    PRICING A USED CAR DEALERSHIP—RULES OF THUMB

    SECTION VI: APPENDIX
    NEW AND USED CAR DEALERSHIPS:
    SOURCES OF INDUSTRY INFORMATION Learn More
  10. DKE1 John Possumato: "Geo-fencing" Offers Auto Dealers Amazing Access to Cell Phones of Customers and Prospects

    DKE1 John Possumato: "Geo-fencing" Offers Auto Dealers Amazing Access to Cell Phones of Customers and Prospects

    $97.00

    Online Workshop!
    Air Date: Thursday May 5, 2016 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: John Possumato of Automotive Mobile Solutions
    Program Length: 60 Minutes

    Provides the ability to connect with customers and prospects within a defined geographical area… Great for bringing them back into your store. Does not required an installed APP on their phones. Learn how you can employ this amazing technology.

    You may be aware of cell phone APPs that once installed on your phone, will allow a retailer (like Target for instance) to alert you to special promotions while you are in the store or maybe even the parking lot. Well, this is even better!

    Visit with John Possumato as he discusses "Geo-fencing" and the ability to employ the magic of Mobile (Apple/Google) Wallet, GPS, Bluetooth Beacons, WiFi nodes and other broadcast capabilities to send messages to your customers and prospects depending on where they are… driving past your store… in a competitor's parking lot… near your billboard… use your imagination.

    John will reveal:
    •Strategies for getting customers and prospects to "opt in"… opening their cell phones to your messages
    •How you can steal the customer's attention at critical times and locations
    •How your "Alerts" will appear above the "Lock Screen" on most phones giving you immediate visibility
    •Why "Geo-fencing" or "Proximity Marketing" does not violate the FCC's texting regulations
    •Why it is important to be an early adopter of this marketing and relationship building technology

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