27 Jun
What 7 Women Have to Say About Finding Success in the OPE Industry

In any industry, a key ingredient in the recipe for business success is having the right people on your team. Even though the  Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) industry has typically been dominated by men, times are changing. More and more women are finding success in dealerships, manufacturers, and service providers across North America. We reached out to women in the OPE industry to ask about their experiences in the industry, […]

23 Jun
3 Ways to Set Your Technicians Up for Success During the Busy Season
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It’s the midst of the busy season, and it seems like there’s no lack of work coming through the service department. Your technicians are your service department’s most valuable resource. But how do you set them up for success during this time to generate the kind of revenue you need from your service department? In this blog, Sara Hey shares 3 things you can start doing in your service department […]

17 Jun
Improve Profitability by Optimizing Your Labor Rates
Sara Hey Labor Rates

During the busy season, it can feel impossible to stay on top of everything in your service department. However, if you can set the right labor rates, it can also be one of the most profitable parts of your OPE dealership. To help make sure your dealership is as profitable as possible, we asked Sara Hey for some tips and tricks for setting labor rates. Read the blog to hear […]

16 Jun
5 Steps to Improve Employee Efficiency
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As a dealership owner, it’s important to look for ways when you can increase profits and fuel success at your dealership. However, we often get so focused on increasing foot traffic that we overlook how we can improve the in-store experience to increase conversions. It’s easy to forget the impact that well-trained and motivated employees can have on your dealership performance. To learn more about how to empower employees and […]

08 Jun
Vlog Series: Improve Efficiency at Your Dealership This Busy Season!

Are you wondering how you can stay on track and improve profitability this busy season? With how hectic your dealership gets during peak times, we know it can be overwhelming to manage the day to day while still making sure there’s no lost opportunities at your dealership. To help streamline processes and increase profits this year, we asked Sara Hey for some of her top tips. Watch her short vlogs […]

02 Jun
How The Role of Women in the OPE Industry is Evolving

It’s no secret that women have been underrepresented in the outdoor power equipment industry. However, over the past few years, we’ve been seeing that women are becoming more involved in purchasing decisions, are landing leaderships roles at dealerships and manufacturers, and are seeing more opportunities for professional development. To get a better understanding of this shift in dealerships, we sat down with Sara Hey, Vice President of Bob Clements International […]

31 May
On-Demand Webinar: Gravity Payments Integrated Payment Processing Solution
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Gravity Payments integrates payment processing into each software. Together we make your business easier to run and give your customers a better payment experience. At our 2021 User Summit, we interviewed Doug Nord, President of Nord Outdoor Power Corp, to learn how he leverages our integrated payment processing solution with Gravity Payments. Watch the on-demand to learn how you can: Use Signature capture – multi-functional payment terminal for other signature […]

27 May
Guide: Best Practices for Effective Inventory Counting
Best Practices for Effective Inventory Counting

Poor inventory management incurs tremendous losses for many dealers. Did you know that it can cost as much as $1,000-$1,200 to make up for damaging or misplacing $100 worth of parts? If your goal is to finally gain control of your most important business assets – take a look at our detailed guide and you will see how easy it can be. This guide will show you: How to plan and prepare […]

20 May
5 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Current System
5 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Current System

*no email registration required. Most successful dealerships require some sort of system to effectively track finances, labor, inventory and countless other variables. Plenty of computer programs seem to get the job done, with QuickBooks being one of the more popular choices among dealerships. However, many systems have adopted a “one size fits all” mentality, meaning that they aim to please every business at once – from hair salons to accounting […]

12 May
3 Questions to Help You Understand Your Dealership’s Health
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How do you measure whether your dealership is healthy? Is it based on your inventory levels, the appearance of your dealership, or how your employees are doing? These are all good indicators of your dealership’s health. But, the most important factor is if your dealership is balanced. 1. What numbers should I be looking at for my dealership’s health? The numbers that indicate your dealership’s health are found in your […]