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ROI to combat 'Retail Darwinism' at 2014 Dealer Expo
ADP Lightspeed hires former Amex exec to lead learning program
Dealer Expo early registrations already top 2,000
Roadsmith to sponsor trike ride at Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Chicago Story: Where Route 66 begins
Dealernews - August 01, 2013
It's not about your damn motorcycles
DO YOU REMEMBER that clapped-out Taco minibike you learned to ride on?
ATV, UTV ROUNDUP: Big deals in the four-wheel sector
ALTHOUGH STILL SLOW, the ATV and SxS market is showing growth as we move through 2013. Hurray!
Make your plans now for winter service specials
AUGUST IS THE TIME to nail down your service marketing plans for the upcoming winter season.
Latest Sudco catalog boasts 556 pages of parts, tools
COMPTON, Calif. - Sudco International’s new catalog boasts 556 pages of products.
Italy's Andreani adds fork oil level kit
PESARO, Italy - From Europe's Andreani comes an oil level kit which helps users measure and set oil levels while tuning or changing fork oil — without h
Fun Country Powersports supports play -- and work
NESTLED BETWEEN the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains, The Dalles, Ore., is an agricultural hotspot in the Pacific Northwest.
Dealer LAB: Gains in May push YTD earnings up 59 percent
DESTINATION POWERSPORTS, the Dealer LAB powersports dealership in Punta Gorda, Fla., continued its strong earnings performance this year with another solid month
Is your customer database clean? Really?
EVERYONE, MEET RYAN ADAMS. (Ryan, this is everyone.)
2013 Distributor Report Card SURVEY FORM
Welcome to the 2013 Dealernews Distributor Report Card SURVEY.
The Road Trip, Part 1: Chain lube is hard to find
NOTE: I WROTE THIS in late June when I was part of the way through a motorcycle trip that so far had covered 6,709 miles, 20 states and 34 days. I’ve paused
Three tips for combating online price shoppers
I WAS RECENTLY speaking with a veteran dealer who said, “this business has changed more in the last five years than the previous 20.”
Motorcycle Shows adds Phoenix, accelerates NYC for 2013-14 national tour
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows has announced the dates for the 2013-14 national tour, with the schedule adding a stop in Ph
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The reason I love this gig is not because of the motorcycles, or the PG&A, or the racing, or the events. It’s because of the dealers. I get no bigger ki
DealerLAB: Bad weather, new location cause a stumble
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Bill Shenk’s Destination Powersports finished the year ended Dec. 31 on a flat note, but overall the dealership posted a strong pe
Demand vs. model mix: striking a delicate balance
I HAD THE PLEASURE of attending a Triumph Motorcycles North America event earlier this year, and it reminded me that 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the brand&
Spring ramp-up: Tips to hire and train great sales staff
For many dealers, spring means bulking up inventory levels and hiring additional staff. It also means training your staff to offer the best customer service and s
Focusing on people, not tasks, helps retain business
It’s getting busy now, and that’s when we’re more likely to slip into 'robot mode' -- when we focus too much on the task and not enough
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