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  1. Aligning Dealership Pay Plans to the Labor Market & Economy of 2019

    Aligning Dealership Pay Plans to the Labor Market & Economy of 2019

    $0.00

    Live Online Workshop
    Air Date: Thursday December 13 2018
    1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Brooke Samples of Profit BluePrints
    SKU DML2

    With unemployment at a low 4% and strong economic performance, keeping your best people is your highest priority. They are way too hard to replace.

    “Good people with well designed pay plans are the single most important factor to the profitability of a dealership.” Brooke Samples

    The traditionally high levels of employee turnover have always been a challenge for auto dealers. Now with low unemployment, finding new qualified people to fill openings just got much more difficult.

    Creating innovative pay plans that will help you keep your better performers in place, while also allowing you to compete at a higher level for new hires is not an option. It’s a necessity! Add the quirks of millennials and other emerging workforce cohorts… you need a new plan.

    You will examine in this workshop:

    Why it is imperative to change the way you pay
    Pay Plans that will reduce employee turnover
    Pay Plans that will attract the best new talent
    Importance of the employee’s Career Path
    Why Employee Referral Programs work & how to deploy
    Components of Pay Plans that encourage production & happy employees
    How you can survive and thrive in a challenging 2019 labor market
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  2. Planning for Huge Changes in Auto Retailing

    Planning for Huge Changes in Auto Retailing

    $0.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE WORKSHOP
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    Featuring: Alan Haig of The Haig Partners
    Air Date: February 14 2019
    1pm Eastern/ 12pm Central / 11am Mountain / 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 60 minutes
    SKU DNB2

    Disruptive Trends and Technologies Threaten to Upend Auto Dealership Business Models in the Coming Decades.

    What is your plan?

    What are your potential options?

    How can you succeed in as personal transportation continues to morph into something unfamiliar and different.

    Uber, Lyft, Waymo, along with just about every auto manufacturer, are all working feverishly to get out ahead of the crowd as concepts of “ride sharing” and “autonomously driven vehicles” become more commonplace.

    Will these vehicles be sold through franchised dealers… or will the norm be more patterned after direct fleet sales to today’s rental car companies?

    What is the timetable for these pending and disruptive changes? Can anyone really predict if, and when, these disruptors will reach the market? Are their new business models that can insure the car dealer’s role as a transportation provider?

    Alan Haig has explored the potential for highly disruptive change in automotive retailing due to these new concepts and technologies and offers his take on how today’s auto retailers can plan now to help them come out on top. Learn More
  3. Accounting Consolidation for Multi-Location Dealer Groups

    Accounting Consolidation for Multi-Location Dealer Groups

    $0.00

    Online Workshop
    Air Date: Thursday December 6 2018
    1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Jodi Kippe & Kara Perkins from Crowe
    Program Length: 60 Minutes
    SKU EML1

    Join us for this DealersEdge Workshop featuring Jodi Kippe and Kara Perkins from the Retail Dealer Group at Crowe as they detail how some dealer groups have elevated their accounting structure and processes to attain efficiencies and improved reporting by consolidating certain accounting office functions.

    You will learn:

    What accounting positions can be centralized
    Examples of organizational structures
    How to customize for your operational and accounting process
    How to make the best use of technology in the centralization process
    Ways to streamline reporting and other accounting processes

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  4. End-of-Year Closing of the Books - Process and Checklist

    End-of-Year Closing of the Books - Process and Checklist

    $0.00

    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE WORKSHOP

    Featuring: Christine Andrews & Rob Campbell from WithumSmith+Brown, PC
    Air Date: Thursday November 29
    1pm Eastern/ 12pm Central / 11am Mountain / 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 60 minutes
    SKU DMK5

    A solid, step-by-step process and checklist for getting all your accounting ducks in a row to close out the year. Get it done with organization and speed.

    Producing a solid and reliable End-of-Year financial closing statement is the first step toward an even better year ahead. But there is no doubt, the dealership accounting staff will be tested with many items and accounts that need to be checked, summarized and sometimes reconciled.

    This workshop will guide you through process and provide a concise and complete checklist of what needs to be included.

    Learn what needs to be examined and why:

    Prepaid Accounts, Payroll Reconciliation, Sick and Vacation Accruals, LIFO
    Floorplan, Bank Reconciliation, Finance Reserves, Fixed Assets
    Accounts Receivable & Payable, DMS Changes, Sales & Use Tax
    IRS 8300, Parts Reconciliation, WIP, Trend Analysis, UC Write Downs
    Payroll Accruals, Checks Owners, Officers & Partners, Asset & Liability Accts
    Reviewing 5 top expenses
    New and UC Physical Inventory
    1099s, Intercompany Reconciliations, Demos
    FTC Safeguarding and Red Flags
    Get a firm handle on all of it! Learn More
  5. Don Tipton: Re-Engineering Express Service… Secrets Behind Making It Work for the Dealership & Customer

    Don Tipton: Re-Engineering Express Service… Secrets Behind Making It Work for the Dealership & Customer

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    Online Workshop
    Air Date: Thursday November 15, 2018
    1pm Eastern/ Noon Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Featuring: Don Tipton
    SKU EMK3


    Today's service customers demand fast, efficient service for routine maintenance… Many managers complain that it just does not work…. Why not? It works for some!

    How to make a very profitable business out of your Express Service operation.

    Don will show you:

    Learn the 5 roadblocks to success for your Express Service operations
    Exactly where the real profits are being generated by dealerships with successful Quick Svc systems
    The perils of overkill. You really do not have to be the fastest or the cheapest
    How to determine the true cost of express service labor
    How to keep the up-sells from declining your service and taking their business elsewhere Learn More
  6. 7 Point Checklist for CRM Choice & Due Diligence

    7 Point Checklist for CRM Choice & Due Diligence

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    Featuring: Stefan Drechsel of The Gillrie Institute
    Air Date: Thursday November 8 2018
    1pm Eastern/ 12pm Central / 11am Mountain / 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 60 minutes
    SKU DMK2

    Fresh from a Gillrie Survey on CRM dealership satisfaction, Stefan Drechsel offers a list of considerations for your dealership organization

    Customer Relationship Management systems have become a “must have” tool to properly inform your marketing and sales teams through the many channels customers now employ before making a buying decision at your dealership.

    Stefan Drechsel has the facts and he will share them with you via this workshop.

    You will Learn:

    What CRM vendors are competing for your business
    Dealership satisfaction ratings for CMR vendors and their systems
    Important factors in your CRM selection
    How to evaluate and analyze CRM proposals
    CRM functionality sought by auto dealers
    Looking forward 5 years in CRM system development Learn More
  7. How Healthy is Your Service Department? Let’s Perform a Check Up

    How Healthy is Your Service Department? Let’s Perform a Check Up

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    Featuring: Ed Kovalchick of Net Profit, Inc
    Air Date: Thursday October 25 2018 at 1pm Eastern - 12pm Central - 11am Mountain - 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 60 minutes
    SKU: DMJ4

    Annual check ups are a means of auditing your health and wellbeing. Same goes for all dealership departments. Ed Kovalchick offers some guidelines to establish just how well your Service Department is performing.

    Consistency in your service processes is the primary key to maintaining high levels of performance that will benefit customers, employees and profitability.

    You will discover:

    How to establish and maintain “Consistent Processes” through documented instructions.
    How to audit these “Consistent Processes” to insure compliance and efficiencies
    How to make these “Consistent Processes” part of your organizational culture
    Borrowing from the success of others: How major hotel chains develop and maintain consistently high levels of compliance and performance in all locations Learn More
  8. Brian Brueggeman Accounting Best Practices: Mastering the One-Day End-of-Month Closing

    Brian Brueggeman Accounting Best Practices: Mastering the One-Day End-of-Month Closing

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    MEMBERS ONLY LIVE WORKSHOP

    Featuring: Brian Brueggeman, CPA Crowe
    Air Date: Thursday October 18 2018
    1pm Eastern/ 12pm Central/ 11am Mountain/ 10am Pacific
    Program Length: 60 minutes
    SKU DMJ3

    It’s No Secret or Surprise! Fast, Accurate Monthly Financial Statements have multiple benefits…

    Is it really possible to complete your dealership’s month-end close in one day – without burning out your accounting staff and driving everyone crazy? Yes, you can do it and gain a lot in the process.

    A fast and accurate monthly close can help you manage your business better and focus quickly on troublesome issues. Streamlining the process will give you more informed decision-making, and the ability to make decisions or turn on a dime.

    What’s on Tap in this Online Workshop:

    Technology tools that can help you streamline the EOM Closing Process
    How to engage all departments to help you achieve the goal
    How to get vendors on board and cooperative toward a quick close
    A clear, step-by-step Process for the One Day Closing Learn More
  9. SPECIAL! Automotive Controller’s Playbook 2018

    SPECIAL! Automotive Controller’s Playbook 2018

    Regular Price: $349.00

    Special Discount Price: $138.00

    As low as: $0.00

    SPECIAL- Release Date August 20, 2018
    Hard Copy Format (PDF Is Available at No Change to Members)
    SKU BMTG

    The 2018 Edition for Dealership Controllers & CFOs.

    Essays from Workshops Presented by Retail Automotive Financial and Management Experts.

    Focusing on Vital Concepts Every Dealership Controller and CFO Need to Master.

    Essays Included in this 215+ page collection:

    Chapter 1 Controllers Making a Big Difference
    Fighting Lower Gross Margins & Rising Expenses
    Accounting Office Consolidation for Multi-Location Auto Groups
    Controller WOW Factor – 5 Quick Changes for Storewide Improvements
    How, Why & When of Captive Insurance Companies for Auto Dealers
    Ideal Pay Plans for General Managers
    How to Apply for Retail on Factory Warranty Claims
    Re-Thinking the Parts Pricing Matrix

    Chapter 2 Controllers Planning for the Future
    Mega-Trends in Auto Retailing Today
    Rewarding Key Managers – Compensation/Profit Participation/Equity
    Due Diligence Essentials for Buyers and Sellers
    Successful Succession Planning for Today’s Auto Dealers
    Succession Part 2: Maintaining Income & Control in Generational Transitions

    Chapter 3 Controllers and U.S. Gov’t Regulation and Taxation
    How to Reduce Exposure to Gov’t Agencies and Enforcers
    Everything Auto Dealers Need to Know About IRS Form 1099
    Everything Auto Dealers Need to Know About IRS Form 8300
    U.S. Tax Reform 2018 – What’s In There for Auto Dealers

    Chapter 4 Controllers Employing Financial Reporting & Planning Tools
    Automotive Financial Statement Analysis for Managers
    Forecasting – Why Fresh Ideas and New Perspectives are Required
    How to Forecast & Budget for an Uncertain Car Market
    How to Manage Your Balance Sheet & Turn Paper Profits into Cash
    How to Get Better Information from Your DMS
    Dealership Staffing Metrics Learn More
  10. PRE-ORDER SPECIAL! Financial Analysis & Planning for Fixed Operations Success

    PRE-ORDER SPECIAL! Financial Analysis & Planning for Fixed Operations Success

    Regular Price: $298.00

    Special Discount Price: $138.00

    As low as: $0.00

    PRE-ORDER SPECIAL- Release Date August 20, 2018
    Hard Copy Format (PDF Is Available at No Change to Members)
    SKU BMFG

    The 2018 Edition for Fixed Ops Professionals.
    Essays from Workshops Presented by Dealership Fixed Operations and Management Experts Focusing on Financial Measurement, Analysis and the Management Strategies and Techniques that Result.
    Benefits:

    1. Zero in on Opportunities for Fixed Operations Growth and Profit Improvement
    2. Focus on the tactics used by other successful Fixed Operations Managers to grow and improve efficiencies.
    3. Explore New Ideas for Fixed Operations Drawn from the Content of Recent DealersEdge Workshops as presented by Auto Industry Experts!

    Become a Fixed Operations Number Cruncher.

    Essays Included in this 145+ Page Collection:

    Business Math & Financial Analysis for Service Managers
    Effective Labor Rate Management & Control
    New Scientific Look at Fixed Ops Pay Plans
    Seven Essential Service Management Key Indicators
    Service Menu Design…Using Profit Structuring Techniques
    How to Apply for Retail Rates for Factory Warranty Claims
    Automotive Financial Statement Analysis for Managers
    Dealership Staffing Metrics – How to be Right-Sized
    Forecasting – Fresh Ideas & New Perspectives
    The Servicing Pricing Challenge
    The Price vs Value Debate in Service
    Re-Thinking the Parts Pricing Matrix
    How to Balance the Parts Department Checkbook
    How to Avoid Physical Parts Inventory Horror Stories Learn More

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