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To the Point: Stuck in the Middle...

For our special management report on preparing for ag cycle changes (starting on p. 86), our staff's research took us to dealers, economists and independent consultants. One interview was particularly fascinating as the conversation quickly veered to internal factors. More specifically, it was a declaration that no variable, not the weather, Farm Bill, interest rates, trade policies nor commodity prices, is of greater importance to dealers' future than the things they directly control.
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Business of Selling: Replacing Non Performers

As the dark clouds of the gathering storm begin to overshadow the prevailing economic prosperity, equipment dealers would be wise and prudent to assess the long-term efficacy of their existing sales force. Rather than wait until the next market downturn, why not take this opportunity to get ahead of the economic curve and purge your sales staff of any and all malcontents and misanthropes?
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