Garagecast will interview top-level leaders, industry visionaries and the industry’s top dealership trainers to provide a weekly dose of how to adapt, succeed and thrive in the ever-changing retail environment.
Each of the three training days will be packed with seminars provided by Garage Composites’ industry experts, including Sam Dantzler, Garage Composites’ president, and Tony Gonzalez, the company’s CEO.
Lemco Legacy Lives On Have you heard of Garage Composites? You should if you plan to successfully operate a dealership! How about the name Lemco? Ring any bells? Back in the day, Lemco was the foremost dealer training organization in the nation – and founder Ed Lemco was the dealers’ leading champion. Garage Composites co-founders
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow many unit sales should a dealership get from the traffic it saw last month? That question has been the single most difficult puzzle for dealership owners and general managers to solve in the motorcycle industry. Unfortunately for many, it remains a mystery, meaning dealerships are making critical business decisions, like staffing levels and unit
Update, a former annual event that started 18 years ago by Ed Lemco, returns with a familiar format under Garage Composites, a leader in dealership training and 20 – Club moderation. For three days at Update, management staff in key dealership departments will attend a host of seminars. Each day features a different concentration, allowing dealerships
Yamaha Motor Canada is teaming up with Garage Composites to provide exclusive powersports dealership peer review groups known as “20 clubs” in an effort to bolster store profitability.
Top metric dealerships in the nation are eclipsing $1,000 in F&I revenue per unit sold. That number is up to two times higher for top Harley-Davidson dealerships. Garage Composites’ Steve Dodds has created an in-depth training program to get more dealerships hitting those top F&I benchmarks. The training program will start in December and continue into the spring.
The percentage of powersports and motorcycle dealerships involved in peer review business groups known as 20 clubs is expected to reach a new high this fall. The increase in participation is industry-wide, with more OEMs and dealerships scrutinizing their retail practices as the industry’s new unit sales have remained largely stagnant.
What can motorcycle and powersports dealerships do to combat the rise in e-sales? That will be one of the focuses of an upcoming parts manager training program hosted by Garage Composites.
Registration is now open for a powersports-specific F&I program aimed at improving your per unit sale total. The program, part of Garage Composites’ Management Training Academy, is run over the fall and winter to ensure F&I and sales staffs are prepared for a successful busy season.
Recent industry data shows one powersports department is lagging behind all others in providing a significant contribution to a dealership’s bottom line. That department? Parts and accessories.
Key F&I learning elements will be detailed in an upcoming powersports-specific program called the F&I Manager Training Academy. The academy has been created by Garage Composites, a training provider, and will be led by Steve Dodds.