Dealernews - January 01, 2013

Management
Joe Delmont
MARK ADAMEC is a straight-shooter and a straight-talker, but he doesn’t like straight lines in his buildings or in his designs.  In fact, he thinks str
Joe Delmont
OCTOBER PERFORMANCE for the Dealer LAB dealership, Destination Powersports in Punta Gorda, Fla., rebounded from a bad September and increased almost $20,000 over
Custom baggers, tourers and bolt-on customs take shape – and this time, it’s about riding, not posing. A Dealernews Industry Roundtable hosted by Den
Mary Slepicka
I'M SO SICK of writing. It’s mid-December as I write this, we’re on deadline with this issue, and I’ve lost my muse. I’d rather be out
Rick Fairless
DEAR GRANDMA and GRANDPA, I hope y’all are living large up there in Heaven. I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last letter. Hey Grandpa, are t
Sales
Dennis Johnson
A PAN, A CHUNK of foam and a cover. A seat is a seat, right? A mere butt holder. Not so fast. Sales are booming in the seat market. It’s one of the aftermar
Tory Hornsby
WERE YOU SURPRISED that Obama was re-elected? I wasn’t. I can do the math. According to IRS Tax Data in 2010: 50 percent of the U.S. population pays a
Marketing
COMPETITION ACCESSORIES, a multiline dealer in Springfield, Ohio, outperforms in several marketing and sales categories but still can improve results. (Click on c
Service
Dave Koshollek
THE FIRST COMPLAINT I heard about an MMI graduate was in 1978. I was working at a Honda dealership in Phoenix, Ariz., when a Motorcycle Mechanics Institute gradua