Equipment Trader

Top Twenty Gold

The year was 1849 and California was buzzing with activity – it was the start of the Gold Rush. Prospectors from all across the nation scrambled to stake out their claims and pan for gold, in the hopes… Read More

Sea of Opportunity: Tips for Organizational Networking

Here’s a fun fact: bottlenose dolphins and “false-killer whales” (which happen to look like orcas) are distinct species, but often form interspecies “super-pods” to coordinate hunting, with dolphins eating first and making way for the false-killers to prey… Read More

10 Tips for Building the Best Equipment Dealership Team

I get phone-calls and emails almost weekly from new commercial equipment salespeople. Many of them are near the end of a three- or six-month draw against commission and are looking for answers on how to survive when their… Read More

Scrappy Marketing on a Budget: Establish Local Partnerships

In a highly competitive market, the struggle for exposure can be difficult and expensive, and sometimes your own resources aren’t available for a costly campaign blitz. This is why commercial dealership success requires a nimble-minded ability to think… Read More

Scrappy Marketing on a Budget: Create Referral Programs

In a highly competitive market, the struggle for exposure can be difficult and expensive, and sometimes your own resources aren’t available for a costly campaign blitz. This is why commercial dealership success requires a nimble-minded ability to think… Read More

Warming Up Our Cold Calls

As the Fall season begins, soon we will be feeling a chill in the air and warming up with heavy coats and cups of hot chocolate or coffee (possibly pumpkin-spiced). However, warming up your cold calls should be…

Forgotten Talents: Key Traits to Look for When Hiring at Your Dealership

Managers will often tell me about the “talent” and “potential” they see in an applicant or new hire. If that talent and potential work out, that’s great, but…

10 Tips for Creating an Ideal Sales Day

It can be easy to look at an Ideal Sales Day Schedule in a vacuum, and think that it’s easy. In fact, it takes a lot of work and strategic planning to consistently put together a string of ideal sales days that add up to…

An Ideal Sales Day vs. A Typical Day

Is there such a thing as a typical day for a commercial sales consultant? Maybe not, but there absolutely are certain priorities and actions that can make a day ideal for a dealership. A commercial salesperson’s…

How to Gain Endless Referrals!

As we dive deeper into the process of gaining referrals, I want to mention a saying that I live by: “In a bad system, even a great salesperson will most likely fail…

9 Steps to Equipment Dealership Success

I get calls on a regular basis from new commercial sales consultants and most have the same question, “What is the quickest way to grow my sales volume?” My answer to that question is always the same…