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Drive Sales with Stuker Training

6/8/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Tom Stuker, President and Founder of Stuker Training, provides dealers with the skillsets and techniques to sell more vehicles. If you haven’t yet, here’s your chance to meet a sales legend who’s changed the way car dealerships operate and close sales. Tom has an incredible reputation, from being United Airlines 17-million-mile flier to a published author and entertainment host with his sales training and philosophy. According to Tom, there’s two skills you need to master for sales. His unique training provides a wide range of training topics and support products, which cover every angle of dealerships. One of the primary differences with Stuker’s training is the choices you get with it. You can select in-house dealership training, to one day conference trainings or on-the-road workshops. Each training model is equipped with the right tools so your sales and management teams will understand how to handle each conversation, with real-life and hands on training from proven methods. 

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How the Only Water Irrigation Conservation Company Trains Franchisees

6/6/2017 - Posted by Brandon May

Conserva Irrigation prides themselves in being the only irrigation company founded on the principles of water conservation. The company is committed to changing the way residential and commercial properties use water. According to Russ Jundt, the founder of Conserva, the company has helped conserve around 40-60% of water usage to date. With over 46 million residential systems and 20-22 million commercial systems in the country, this can translate into a substantial benefit for not only the economy, but for the environment at large. Currently, Conserva Irrigation operates 20 units and has 9 other dual-territory owners. 

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Seakeepers Executes Effective Training Worldwide

5/8/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

Joey Greenwell is the Global Training Manager at Seakeeper Inc, which provides gyroscopic stabilizers for boats. With different sizes available, these gyroscope units eliminate roll in boats ranging from 30 feet to over one hundred feet long. By doing this, it reduces motion of the roll by up to 95% and doesn’t allow the factors that create sea sickness to happen. The benefit of their product is enjoyed by many, and one of the factors leading to their success in this industry is their training program.

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Training Franchisees to Succeed is Direct Energy’s Priority

5/1/2017 - Posted by Sara Trzemzalski

One of the most intimidating factors for potential franchisees is the learning curve of how to transition from an employee to a business owner. This is where Direct Energy’s VP of Training, Lance Sinclair, steps in and leads the way to help their franchisees grow their bottom line. Direct Energy unleashed an on-going training environment, Success Academy, to allow their franchisees to learn, stay current with best business practices and continue to build on and develop their existing skills.
Direct Energy’s Success Academy offers training sessions in Sales, Communications, Customer Service, Management and Leadership

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Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Employs Blended Model For Technical Training

4/11/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

Beginning with the development of its first motorized bicycle in 1952, Suzuki has gone on to become a world leader in high performance vehicle and recreational vehicle manufacturing. Today, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., produces motorcycles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and boats. Recently Kurt von Ahnen, Technical Training and Publications Manager for Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., shared with us about their training program. 
Suzuki's Technical Training Program
"Our training program is centered on Powersports and Marine Technical Training," Kurt told us, adding that while dealership technicians encompass much of the core audience, training is available for any actively-employed Suzuki employee. Marine training is centered on the technical aspects of boating vehicles; Powersports training covers motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes, scooters, and personal water crafts (PWCs). 

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Vaporfi: Building a Brand One Puff at a Time

3/31/2017 - Posted by Meredith Kay

Trends come and go, and only a truly great company is able to capitalize on a trend, and turn it into a successful business. That is exactly what Vaporfi is doing. They were able to predict that vaping was going to be big business when the vapor movement began in 2010, and they jumped at the opportunity to capitalize on the young, hip, trendsetters that took to vaping early on in Miami. Now, Vaporfi operates 11 corporate stores, and oversees 21 Vaporfi franchises around the country. They also have a booming online business, which allows vaping enthusiasts to build their own e-cigarette, custom blend their own flavors and purchase vaping supplies. A retail branch of International Vapor Group, Vaporfi has revolutionized the way vaping enthusiasts buy and use vaping products. 

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Taylor Techniques Inc. Takes A No-Nonsense Approach To Training

3/10/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

With new vehicle sales reaching 17.5 million in 2016, automotive sales are a multi billion-dollar industry in the United States. Strong sales teams are absolutely vital to the success of every automotive dealership and that's one thing Francis Taylor knows a thing or two about. The President and CEO of Taylor Techniques Inc., Taylor has spent more than 30 years working in the automotive sales industry. After reaching and maintaining his own personal goal of selling 50 cars every month, he became motivated to share his wealth of knowledge with others in the industry, helping them to improve and cultivate their own successes. Taylor also presents workshops throughout the United States and invites speakers who have attended his past workshops to share their own success stories and tactics with attendees. 

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Enjoy Your Party Sets the Standard in Service Staffing

3/7/2017 - Posted by Meredith Kay

We all have our opinions on what great service looks like. Some of us are not very demanding and others expect service personnel to go that extra mile. However, most of us can agree that customer service in this country just isn’t what it used to be. Enjoy Your Party is on a mission to change this. Launched in 1994, Enjoy Your Party began as a part time endeavor to help people find great servers for private parties and events. Soon there was a demand for professional wait staff in the catering industry and she started the company with five employees and a handful of clients. Her client list grew rapidly, as word got around about how professional, friendly and competent the Enjoy Your Party staff was. Today, Enjoy Your Party employs more than 450 trained service professionals and they staff events in five different states. The company has also recently started a franchise program and their first franchise business will be located in Atlanta.

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Steadfast, Adaptable Instruction From RMS Automotive Ensures OEM Training Success

2/13/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

RMS Automotive provides a global, cloud-based, end-to-end solution for the automotive industry to manage their vehicles beginning with new fleet orders, all the way through wholesale remarketing and retail used-vehicle sales. Their software solution combines sales and decision support tools alongside inventory management, a comprehensive design that ensures the most efficient management of vehicles throughout their in-use lifecycle and subsequent sales. RMS Automotive's solution facilitates expedient sales through the most appropriate channels. We spoke with Cathy Chapman, RMS Automotive's Product Training Manager based in Leeds, UK, to learn more about their OEM training process. 

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Nutty Scientists Educates Children In STEM Through A Comprehensive Franchisee Training Program

2/6/2017 - Posted by Alison Huff

Nutty Scientists® is dedicated to enhancing children's education in the increasingly-important fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). With more than 200 interactive programs and activities, Nutty Scientists presents science in a way that turns an educational lesson into something that's fun and exciting, keeping children entertained while encouraging their interest in subjects that include biology, chemistry, astronomy, and environmental sciences. Shery Christopher, Senior Vice President and one of the owners of the US expansion of Nutty Scientists. “The idea is to start them from pre-K up," Christopher told us, "so that by the time they get to 4th and 5th grade they have an interest and an understanding of what science is, and they’re better able to move through those levels of learning that children often have trouble with.”

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