VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Aug. 19, 2010)—A new “20 Group” of independent tire dealers, organized through Dealer Strategic Planning Inc., will hold its first meeting in late August in Wentzville, Mo., and has room for a few dealers to join.
Jeremy Harris, owner of Harris Automotive & Tire in Wentzville, will host the meeting of dealers from nine states and one Canadian province who are expected to attend, according to DSP.
“I have heard a lot of good things about the 20 group facilitated by DSP,” Harris said in a DSP statement. “Business today is very challenging and by meeting with my peers from all over the country, we can compare notes on how to improve our businesses.”
The goal of DSP 20 groups is to help dealers increase bottom-line profits by peer learning, sharing best practices, financial benchmarking and access to industry experts, DSP said. The dealers in a group meet three times a year for 2½ days and receive a detailed monthly financial analysis that helps them track their performance against the group and industry benchmarks.
The new group—the fourth Virginia Beach-based DSP has helped organize—includes tire dealers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and New Brunswick. DSP also is accepting inquiries for a commercial dealer-oriented group.
For more information, contact: Pat Brown, DSP's vice president of marketing, at 419-420-5915, or [email protected]