Dealernews - November 01, 2009

Management
WE SURVEYED U.S.-based powersports retailers in August and September 2009, asking them to grade their distributor partners on 18 criteria. Click on this link to d
Guido Ebert
Garrett Paull isn’t a veteran of the motorcycle industry. He’s a retired airplane captain who spent 34 years with United Airlines. To fuel his lifelon
Joe Delmont
Dealernews contributor Bill Shenk of PowerHouse Dealer Services has taken over management of two struggling dealerships (and has an agreement in principle to purc
Eric Anderson
gree eco-friendly energy saving environment THE BIGGER THE CORPORATION, the more its leaders seem to be out of touch with reality. This is becomi
Speed Read
WOW, IT'S NEARLY the end of the year — how did that happen (again)? The weather’s cooler (or downright cold) and you’re thinking about how y
Long associated with the sportbike and race culture it launched into in 1992, Joe Rocket has undergone something of a makeover since the brand was acquired by Sul
Service
Dave Koshollek
service department efficient clients sales MANY SHOPS ARE ENJOYING a healthy return on pre-owned sales. One reason used units sell well is beca
Marketing
Todd Shafer
hiring staff employment online web THE REASON I'VE BEEN SO GUNG HO ABOUT the Internet over the past two years is because it's the only pra
POWERSPORTS NETWORK has a new addition to its stable of dealer offerings. Web Site Flix allows subscribers to upload and manage videos to their websites. Accordin
Display
WITH 2009 SOON coming to an end, now’s the time to start thinking about tweaking your website. Vandelay Design (www.vandelaydesign.com) has released its lis
Research
Don J. Brown
Don Brown numbers financial outlook It's not fun to see dealers dropping out of business. How many have? I don't know for sure, but i
Don J. Brown
Don brown research state financials This ATV/dirtbike report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through August. These state-by
Don J. Brown
Don brown research state financials This report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through August. These state-by-state totals
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
safety riding road deaht responsibility A FEW MONTHS AGO I wrote about a woman named Lora A. Hunt from Lake Zurich, Ill. She was painting her f