Minding the numbers leads to success in the water treatment industry
When I got into the water business, the unanimous sense was that I was lucky to be in such a great industry—an essential field with growth potential. It has been more than two decades since I entered the industry, and the consensus has not changed.
Every dealership has an opinion on what is most important in a finance company. Some care only about the interest rate the customer will pay; others worry more about how they will be treated or how quickly their loans will be funded.
By focusing on only one specific aspect of a program, a dealer may be missing out on some great financing opportunities. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to what makes the best finance company. Here is a look at just some of the criteria to consider.
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Selecting the right finance company for your dealership
It all began when you realized you knew what you had to do: weed out the toxic employees from your company. It took time and sleepless nights, but you did it. The problem was that you were without a salesperson and you were working harder than ever, even if your office was more peaceful.
It was time to hire someone to help move your organization forward. You had an opportunity to hire a sales professional instead of just another salesperson.
Getting new hires off to a successful start
Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our fifth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
I recently joined the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and am busy learning about the product certification process. I have applied for product certifications in the past, and now I am getting to view the process from the other side.
Using certifications to help market products
Some dealers build discounts into their marketing strategies and expect a discount in every presentation. Others have a strict no-discount policy. Let’s take a look at how to get the most out of those situations in which a discount is necessary.
Don’t Make It a Habit
One of the worst things salespeoples can do is offer automatic discounts. Additionally, if the initial equipment price quoted is not realistic and the salesperson quickly follows with a discount offer, the cutomer may think the salesperson is being dishonest.
Getting the most from the money you give away
Why do customers expect discounts? You may think the answer is simple: They want to save money. The truth, however, is that there are many more factors that affect the discount requests of your customers. This article will take a look at a few of these factors and how to avoid discount problems.
Industries in the Clear
Reducing discount requests by training to face objections
Successful business blogs make a profound difference. They drive profit-enhancing website traffic, boost search engine results and showcase leadership and credibility. But blogs come and go. Many business bloggers start off with a bang and then quickly fade, even after just a handful of entries. A well-directed, focused blog, however, can achieve must-read status with influential industry heavyweights, customers and prospects.
Maintaining an interesting & profitable corporate blog
An increasing number of water treatment dealers have found themselves in the position of needing to add to their professional teams. Perhaps they got fed up with some of the toxicity in the organization and made the difficult decision to replace it with professionalism. Or, hopefully, the recovery of the economy has created a necessity for a larger professional team.
Finding qualified professionals