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News & Press Releases | May 23, 2017

Acumen Learning partners with leading auto parts retailer
OREM, Utah and COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 23, 2017

News facts

  • Acumen Learning recently teamed up with a leading auto parts retailer to provide customized business acumen training for independent store owners and distribution center general managers in four US regions.
  • Goals for the course included
    • Helping distribution center general managers and independent store owners develop a stronger understanding of financial statements and company and store-specific metrics
    • Improving relationships with general managers and store owners to provide better support
    • Helping leaders develop future store owners and design succession plans
  • The company also has plans to deliver the course to its IT and new district manager groups as well.
  • Feedback from the course indicated that participants developed greater confidence around the financial statements and their ability to impact the company’s financial performance. 

Supporting quotes

  • “This course allowed us to dive into all 3 financial statements and really understand them properly,” said one course participant, “This will be a huge asset moving forward in helping our owners and their financial situations.”
  • “I spend too much time reviewing the income statement and now I feel more confident reviewing the entire financials with our owners,” said a course participant.

About Acumen Learning

Founded in 2002, Acumen Learning's highly customized business acumen and sales training programs have helped organizations develop employees who are more engaged, efficient, and effective in their work. To further support its mission, Acumen Learning published, Seeing the Big Picture – Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company, in 2012 which quickly became a #1 Wall Street Journal and a New York Times bestseller. More than 15 years later, Acumen Learning has been trusted by more than 200 organizations on six continents to help employees understand how their company makes money, and to take real steps towards improving that process. 

For more information, visit http://www.acumenlearning.com/

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