15 Ways to Build Your Business in a Tough Economy

What’s in store at the 2009 Car Rental Show (CRS) at the Las Vegas Hilton, March 30-31? Now in its 14th year, this year’s conference is themed “Building Your Future,” and the entire program focuses on cost-effective solutions to thrive in the down economy.

The conference is presented again in conjunction with ACRA, the American Car Rental Association.

Those 15 ways to build your business can be divided into two pre-conference workshops, 12 seminars and a Tuesday breakfast roundtable session. Throw in a ride and drive—a show first—and you’ll see that CRS 2009 is packed with more content in the two-day schedule than ever before.

Tennant Group Roundtable
From 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 30, the Tennant Group Roundtable will hold a special free session be open to all Car Rental Show attendees.

The Tennant Group Roundtable consists of select non-competing car and truck rental operators who meet to compare financial results to improve efficiency and profits. This Roundtable forum will cover a comparison of actual revenue and expense ratios. Roundtable attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the reasons for the differences, as well as take valuable information back to their businesses.

Additionally, each member of the roundtable will have five minutes to present an idea that will directly improve profits in car rental operations. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the best idea, and the winner will receive a prize.

Rental Car Certification
Concurrent with the Tennant Group Roundtable, CIRAS (Center for International Retail Automotive Standards) will present its Rental Car Professional Certification workshop.

This brand-new certification program is designed to educate attendees on a better business understanding, better risk management techniques, marketing techniques to increase retail business and ways to improve success rates for after-sale items.

The certification workshop includes interactive content review, an exam and a beautifully designed industry certificate. The workshop is $300 for pre-registered attendees and is offered first come, first served.

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