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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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March 1, 2024

Maximizing Your Service Department

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We'll discuss strategies for streamlining service operations, such as implementing an effective job scheduling system, optimizing workshop layouts, and using mobile service units. Feel free to share any of your own tips for reducing turnaround times.
March 15, 2024

Staff Training and Development

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Tips for training staff with the latest industry knowledge. Emphasize the importance of continuous training for service technicians. Cover topics like new equipment technologies, advanced diagnostics, and customer service skills. Discuss the benefits of certification programs and regular skill assessments.
March 29, 2024

Dealership Layout and Design

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Sharing ideas for optimizing showroom and service area layouts. Explore effective strategies for organizing a dealership's physical space to enhance customer experience and operational efficiency. This includes showroom design, service areas, storage solutions, and creating an inviting atmosphere for customers.
April 12, 2024

Leveraging Software for Seasonality Management

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Highlight how software can be used to predict seasonal demand and manage inventory accordingly. Discuss tools for tracking sales trends, predicting future demand, and ensuring the right stock levels to avoid both overstocking and stockouts.
April 26, 2024

Effective Pricing Strategies

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Understanding pricing models and strategies for OPE products. Delve into various pricing models and strategies, focusing on how to price products competitively while maintaining a healthy profit margin. Discuss the importance of understanding market trends, customer expectations, and cost management in setting prices.
May 10, 2024

Building a Strong Online Presence

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Tips for enhancing your digital footprint through websites, social media, and online reviews. Cover the essentials of establishing and maintaining a robust online presence, including website optimization, social media engagement, online marketing, and managing online reviews. Highlight the importance of digital channels in today's market for reaching and retaining customers.
May 24, 2024

Recap of Q1 Industry Trends

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Review the 2024 Trends Report and see how the trends covered there held up. Are there any regulatory changes? What do we anticipate for future market dynamics now that we're past Q1?

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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