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New NADA Webinars to help dealers tackle latest challenges

November 15, 2010

Profitability is more of a necessity to new- and used-vehicle operations than ever before. Priorities in the automotive industry are changing, and in response to these changes, NADA Management Education is offering new, specialized webinars presented by industry leaders.

The NADA’s May and June Webinars cover issues related to every department in the dealership, including sales management, service and parts management, Internet sales, phone leads, and warranties.

Several Webinars deal specifically with the problems that dealers are facing in the changing economy, including Decreasing Revenues, Rising Costs, and Shrinking Margins (May 27, 12–2 p.m. CDT).

Jodi Kippe, a CPA working with Crowe Horwath’s Retail Dealer Group, will help participants determine how to reduce their expenses and get more value from the dollars they must spend in their ongoing operations.

Also of particular value in today’s economy is Dealer Survival: Improving Your Cash Flow in Tough Times (June 18, 12–2 p.m. CDT). NADA Dealer Academy Instructor Steve Lane will teach participants how to measure and reduce their frozen capital and free up cash in the dealership.

The NADA also will guide dealers and managers through the necessary steps to complying with changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in a new Webinar on June 23, 12-2 p.m. CDT. Christopher Hoffman, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP, will cover the changes in detail and provide a checklist for better compliance.

Also by popular demand, the NADA once again will join with AutoTrader.com to present a timely Webinar series on dealership survival in June. The series, Maximize Your Business in a Challenging Environment, will be divided into three sessions on June 4, 11, and 18. The sessions will cost $199 per computer connection—the regular NADA price—if purchased separately. Participants can also register for all three sessions for just $448, a savings of nearly $150. The series will be presented by Howard Polirer, director of industry relations for AutoTrader.com.

Through this Webinar training, you can learn, listen, and participate all from your own computer. And with many topics available, you can select the right training to help you approach the challenges you face at your dealership every day.

For more information on upcoming Webinars, visit www.nada.org/seminars or call NADA Management Education at 800-252-6232 ext. 2.

 

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