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Dealernews - February 01, 2010
Dealer Lab: Losses Reduced Significantly in 2009 Over 2008
Editor’s note: Dealer Lab is a joint effort between Dealernews and PowerHouse Dealer Services, a consulting firm run by former dealer Bill Shenk, detailing
Uptown Boys: Ducati Indianapolis
Saying that Bill Carr is a fan of Ducati is kind of an understatement. Underneath his soft-spoken demeanor lies a Ducati fan of epic proportions, one that prompte
The Internet: Good for More Than Just Porn
I REMEMBER A time when there was no Internet. We did everything by hand and it wasn’t so bad. We had dictionaries, calculators and typewriters, and got by j
Digital Ads: The Newest Member of Your Sales Staff?
THE SHOPPING MALL has them hanging every 100 feet. They’re embedded in gas pumps. My bicycle store has two. The local dentist is promoting services on one i
When a Franchise is More Than Just a Number
There has been a lot of talk this year about changes in the number and types of franchised dealers operating in the United States and Canada, but there’s be
It's OK to 'share' your business... and go viral
AT THIS POINT, many dealers have a well-established e-mail newsletter in addition to a growing presence on various social media sites. How about creating an oppor
Follow-up Sales Calls and Quick Repairs Boost CSI
A recent study indicates that customers tend to be much happier with dealerships that 1) follow up with them, and 2) perform repairs faster than the national aver
Going Green: Even Walmart Knows Eco-Retailing is Smart
It’s been one year since Dealernews published its Green Issue (http://bit.ly/8JyFBc) featuring Jenny Frieze of Frieze Harley- Davidson flexing her environme
Grow, Or They Might Go: Keeping Your Employees
THERE'S NO NEED to talk about the economy; it would just depress you. Instead, let’s think about the results of “hunkering down” on service
Marketing Ideas from the 2010 Top 100
Dealernews editors sifted through hundreds of applications to pick this year’s Top 100 dealers, which will be featured in next month’s issue. In the m
Column: Mike Vaughan
Four Good Reasons Why You Need Dealer Expo
Nobody knows what 2010 is going to bring to our industry. I’d love to be able to tell you that I looked into the future and saw that our industry is going t
Merchandising: The New Face of Fixtures
Tom Crossman changes the face of fixtures, turning them into retail sculptures that could spruce up your store. Perhaps what you’re looking for is a little
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ONE OF THE SPECIAL joys of riding a motorcycle is finding a lonely road in the middle of nowhere. There’s no traffic, the towns are miles apart, and it&rsqu
I am living MY dream
DEAR GRANDMA and Grandpa, I hope things are going good up there in Heaven. Spring is here, and that’s always a good thing for us in the motorcycle industry.
Three who defy the stereotype
IT'S MAY! Spring is in full swing and there are tons of motorcycles on the road with more females in the saddle than ever before.
Your closing ratio is terrible (here's how to fix it)
YOUR DEALERSHIP’S CLOSING ratio is terrible. That’s what the statistics tell us.
Stop the moto-snobbery
WHAT DOES A motorcycle rider look like? Or an ATV enthusiast? Do they wear their hair a certain way? Do all men have mustaches? Do all women wear lots of dangling
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