Betsy Barthelemy

Contributing Writer


Out-of-State Sales Tax Laws are Evolving: How to be Ready

With the success of South Dakota vs. Wayfair and the widespread introduction of economic nexus taxes, dealers making any sales to customers out-of-state must be mindful of new sales tax laws and procedures to pass audits.
The ag market is rapidly changing and laws are having a difficult time keeping up. Two evolving factors greatly impacting dealerships’ customer bases today are consolidation and the internet.
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Increasing Productivity and Efficiency Boosts Dealership Profits in the Age of Amazon

Kelly Mathison, a consultant and trainer at the Western Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer Institute, discusses emphasizing interdepartmental teamwork and personalized, rather than automated online-based, service in ag equipment dealerships in order to maximize profits per hour.
“What are the two critical factors that really drive the financial success of your business?”
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Be a Leader, Not a Boss: Top Tips for Motivating Employees to Boost Sales

Trent Hummel, a trainer at the Western Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer Institute, forgoes teaching sales strategies to instead drive staff-wide motivation and engagement to boost sales and improve the quality of work within businesses.
Trent Hummel brings over 25 years of dealership management experience to the Dealer Institute at the Western Equipment Dealers Assn. (WEDA).
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