Tempe, Ariz. - Mobile Solutions, the installation-training company for 12-volt retailers, will offer a three-day class focused on managing a small independent 12-volt business.
The three-day class, planned for April 23-25 here at the company's training facility, will feature three 12-volt industry veterans, each with more than 20 years of experience, the company said. Their topics include sales and management techniques, hiring and retaining the right people, cash-flow management, and launching effective marketing and promotional campaigns.
The three presenters are Jody Culberson of Absolute Training; Bob Graham of
a Chandler, Ariz.-based company that creates retail promotions; and Scott Whitehead, president of retailer
in Bellevue, Wash.
"In today's business climate, it's not enough to be good at what we do," said Bryan Schmitt, president of Mobile Solutions. "Business owners need to have solid strategies for growth and employee development that will take their business to new levels."
Culberson's topics will include ensuring the staff gets the right message across to customers, updating stores in a cost-effective way, closing sales more quickly and profitably, using an installer to close more sales, and using installation skills in marketing the store.
Whitehead's topics include attracting better employees, attracting better customers, managing inventory and cash flow, scheduling and quoting installation labor, maximizing labor rates, partnering with local new and used-car dealers, and diversifying the business to include window tinting, upholstery, wheels and tires, car care products, and performance and styling products.
Graham's topics will include promotions that work, making advertising pay off, networking with other dealer, email and Facebook promotions, creating private sales and creating the image of massive buying power.
The cost of the three-day summit is $599 per person. Registration ends Monday, April 16. Lunch is provided each day.
Mobile Solutions secured preferred rates at a local Country Inn Suites hotel, and transportation is provided between the airport, hotel, and training facility.
For more information, visit
or call (480) 968-2074.
Mobile Solutions, founded in 2005 by Schmitt, operates two divisions. One is an installation school, and the other sells unique installation and fabrication tools and supplies.