Wilkins H-D says secret to success -- is no secret
THIS IS NOT a riveting, tell-all story. Here, you won’t find the silver bullet to instant success, the magic catalyst to turn around an ailing business or the secret sauce to stability.
Because things don’t exist, according to John Lyon, co-owner and general manager of Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, Vt.
So why keep reading? Because as winners in the
Starting as a new dealership in April 2010, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside produced year-over-year growth figures above and beyond BMW’s already strong numbers. Due to a combination of aggressive leadership, hands-on participation in the sport and the right location, dealer principal Dan Schoo now finds himself at the helm of one of the strongest BMW dealers in the nation.
First Coast Powersports is conquering the ancient city
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Owner Mark Allen started with a marine dealership. He bought another, then added three powersports businesses, finally consolidating everything in August 2012. There are separate buildings for powersports, marine and service, and a giant tent that houses an open-air side-by-side lot.
WE HEAR IT ALL THE TIME: Maintaining a welcome, friendly atmosphere is the key to success. Dealers who treat their customers like family are generally rewarded with repeat business, referrals, and an overall feeling of community and camaraderie. It’s just common sense.