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Top Ten Member Issues

Top Ten Member Issues

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 11.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Member Issues] In the December 2014 issue of The Retailer, I wrote about the top 10 issues facing our members. At that time, the top 10 issues were 1) taxes, 2) inventory, 3) buildings, 4) economic trends, 5) dealer transition, 6) legislative/political, 7) employee related issues, 8) dealer-manufacturer relations, 9)… Read More »

The Organizational Balance of Business

The Organizational Balance of Business

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 09.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Business, Management] As businesses continue to grow, the importance of competent, effective management will increase. Management education and skill requirements will also grow as society and technology become more advanced. Experience has shown that three distinct areas of management can affect the overall performance and profitability of… Read More »

The Equipment Dealers Association

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 07.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, NAEDA, EDA] The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) was founded in 1900 by a group of state and regional association executives who gathered together for a meeting in Chicago. At that time, they felt it was important for all dealers and equipment dealers associations to be… Read More »

Members Build State-of-the-Art Dealerships

[Source: INEDA, 07.2016 | Keywords: Dealerships] Over the last two years, several members have built new facilities. While some moved to a different location, others constructed a larger facility or rebuilt after experiencing a disaster, like a fire. All were designed with the customer in mind and feature brighter lighting, expanded training spaces, shops and… Read More »

DIY Equipment Repairs

DIY Equipment Repairs

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 05.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, DIY, Right to Repair] Legislative bill 1072, known as the “Fair Repair Act,” was introduced to the Nebraska Legislature by State Senator Ken Haar on January 20, 2016, and heard by the Judiciary Committee on February 25, 2016. The bill reads as follows: “Each original equipment manufacturer… Read More »

Industry Relations

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 03.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Industry Relations] In the May 2000 issue of The Retailer, I wrote about the relationships between dealers and manufacturers and factors affecting those relationships. At that time, manufacturers had become much larger and more diversified, resulting in a wider range of interest with less focus on equipment… Read More »