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  1. 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
  2. Brooke Samples: Forecasting – Why Fresh Ideas and New Perspectives are Needed for Success in 2018

    Brooke Samples: Forecasting – Why Fresh Ideas and New Perspectives are Needed for Success in 2018

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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 October 26 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLJ4

    If you want growth in 2018 you need to seek and embrace change. Brooke Samples’ advice: “Fire yourself and then re-hire the you you always wanted to be!”

    Brooke analyzes a lot of dealership financial statements. She tells us that those that take giant leaps forward (even saddled with a poor market) seek, embrace and then force change. If your growth is stalled, it’s way past time for you to forecast 2018 with fresh ideas and new perspectives.

    This workshop is for all department managers. It is designed to be a thought-starter and to answer the questions of…how and why dealers and managers should pay closer attention to their forecasting process. How and why many are missing great opportunities!

    For Profit Center Managers

    You Will Learn:

    Why CHANGE is the only way to think…Fresh Ideas & New Perspectives
    How to Calculate each Department's Full Potential using Benchmarks
    When to include rank and file employees in the forecasting process
    How to create the action plans that will result in goals actually achieved
    How to stay "on track" through the forecast period Learn More
  3. Joe Magyar and Tim Daum: How to Attract & Reward Key Employees Via Compensation, Profit Participation and/or Ownership

    Joe Magyar and Tim Daum: How to Attract & Reward Key Employees Via Compensation, Profit Participation and/or Ownership

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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!

    Visit VIP.DealersEdge.com/ for more information.

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday November 2 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Joe Magyar and Tim Daum from Crowe Horwath
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLK1

    This presentation will not only discuss how to compensate and attract top talent for acquisitions, but will also explore creative ways to reward and incentivize important key managers.

    As auto group consolidation continues to be a major trend in auto retail, finding and keeping high-value senior managers becomes more of a challenge. Pay plans are part of the answer. But many ambitious and talented employees are looking for more creative incentives.

    Experts from Crowe Horwath will Explore:

    Compensation/Equity issues related to acquisitions
    Considerations in offering real equity?
    Drawbacks in offering real equity?
    Deferred compensation packages?
    Phantom stock?
    Stock appreciation rights? Learn More
  4. Jodi Kippe & Steve Wojcicki, CPAs: Fighting Lower Gross Margins & Rising Costs: Solutions for Dealership Expense Management

    Jodi Kippe & Steve Wojcicki, CPAs: Fighting Lower Gross Margins & Rising Costs: Solutions for Dealership Expense Management

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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!

    Visit VIP.DealersEdge.com/ for more information.

    Workshop Info:
    Air Date: Thursday November 16 at 1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Jodi Kippe & Steve Wojcicki, CPAs
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU: DLK3

    Gross margins have been shrinking in 2017 for auto dealers. At the same time your cost of doing business is on the rise. It is time to re-focus on ways to at least slow down those two alarming trends.

    It’s time to get serious:

    Analysis of Key Dealership Operating Expenses and which are ripe for improvement
    Presentation of Innovative Solutions and Techniques for Dealership Expense Management
    How to achieve Profit Improvement Goals in spite of these trends
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  5. 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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    Hard Copy - CD Soundtrack
    Hard Copy - Executive Summary Written Report

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    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?

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

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

    $198.00

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    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 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
  7. 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

    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 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
  8. 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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    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 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
  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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    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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