Join the OPE industry talk every other Friday at 11am EST (no registration required).

What is the Dealer’s Edge?

A casual, collaborative space and community for discussing OPE industry trends, sharing experiences, and growing our businesses together.

When & Where:

Join us online every other Friday at 11 am EST.

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What's on the Agenda?

In each session, we'll dive into topics like the latest OPE market trends, innovative equipment maintenance techniques, customer engagement strategies, and much more.

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Your Host

Clint Sanders

Sales Manager, IDEAL

A native of Lexington, TN, Clint is a seasoned professional in the outdoor power equipment (OPE) industry. In 2016, Clint established his own OPE dealership in Lexington, providing the community with a much-needed service for purchasing and servicing outdoor power equipment.

He has served on the Dixie Chopper Dealer Advisory Council and contributed to the Professional Power Equipment Congress. Most recently, Clint has delivered highly insightful presentations at Equip Expo and the Dealer Success Academy hosted by Rural Lifestyle Dealer.

Featured Industry Experts

Tim Berman

Director of Product, OPE, IDEAL & c-Systems

Dave Johnson

OEM Sales Manager, Constellation Dealer Group

Josh Flynn

CEO, Power Equipment Plus

Upcoming Talks:

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June 7, 2024

Used Equipment Sales

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Tips for buying, refurbishing, and selling used equipment. We're talking about the market for used equipment, discussing best practices for acquiring, refurbishing, and selling pre-owned items. We'll also talk about the benefits and challenges of dealing with used equipment, including valuation, customer trust, and warranty considerations.
June 21, 2024

Preparing for Peak Season Challenges

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Strategies to manage the high-demand season effectively. Discussion of strategies to effectively manage the high-demand season, including inventory management, staffing, customer service, and equipment maintenance. Share tips on how to maximize sales and efficiency during peak periods.
July 5, 2024

Customer Communication and Transparency

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Explore the role of clear communication in customer satisfaction. Discuss the use of digital tools for service updates, transparent billing practices, and how to effectively communicate technical information to customers in a comprehensible manner.
July 19, 2024

Networking and Partnerships

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How to leverage industry relationships for mutual growth and learning. Emphasize the value of building strong relationships within the industry, including with suppliers, other dealers, and local communities. Discuss how partnerships can lead to shared knowledge, business opportunities, and improved service offerings.

FAQ:

What Are These Meetings About?

Our biweekly chats are informal meetings where anyone interested in the outdoor power equipment industry can discuss market trends, share experiences, and gain insights on managing their businesses more effectively.

Who Can Join These Meetings?

These meetings are open to anyone interested in networking and learning from their peers in the OPE industry.

Is There a Cost to Join?

No, these meetings are completely free. We believe in building a strong community where we can share and grow together.

How Do I Join?

Click "Add to Calendar" to automatically add all upcoming chats to your calendar (no registration required).

What If I Miss a Discussion?

We understand that you might have a busy schedule. If you miss a meeting, we'll send a replay of the chat. However, to get the most out of these sessions, we encourage live participation.

Can I Suggest Topics for Discussion?

Absolutely! We welcome your suggestions. You can submit your topic ideas to us via email at dealersedge@idealcomputersystems.com

How Interactive Are These Sessions?

We encourage active participation. Feel free to ask questions, share your experiences, and provide insights during the meetings.

Will There Be Guest Speakers?

Yes, we will have guest speakers who are experts in various aspects of the outdoor power equipment industry. Their sessions will offer deeper insights and knowledge.

How Long Are the Meetings?

Each meeting is scheduled to last approximately 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the discussion flow. We promise to be mindful of your time!

How Can I Get the Most Out of These Sessions?

To benefit fully, come prepared to share your experiences, ask questions, and engage with the community. Active participation is key!

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

For any further inquiries, please contact us at dealersedge@idealcomputersystems.com.

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