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Dealernews - October 01, 2009
Chaparral Motorsports: David Damron's Brick House
David Damron’s office isn’t what you’d expect. It’s small, has no windows and is tucked away from his retail store. The desk is so normall
Hey, you: Ever hear of merchandising?
I HAVE VISITED MANY motorcycle shops around the country and often I have the same reaction: Who is running this place? Why would they have dusty, dirty bikes on t
Distributor Update: LeMans Sees Signs of Growth
The sour economy has had a negative impact on the entire motorcycle industry, including LeMans Corp., parent company of distributors Parts Unlimited and Drag Spec
U.S. Go-Kart Market in Serious Decline
research power products marketing go-kart market EDITOR'S NOTE: Power Products Marketing is a Minneapolis research firm that conduct
Distributor Update: Western Power Sports Braces for Economic Upswing
Western Power Sports president Craig Shoemaker says that despite the troubling economy’s impact on big-ticket sales, an increase in sales of maintenance ite
Distributor Update: Vendor Highlights from Western Power Sports
Michelin now has a brand manager within WPS to assist sales reps and dealers. Jered Coles will also maintain in-house tracking of sales and sales programs for Mic
Give Your Service Clients a Break
service department efficient clients sales I KNOW A GUY who's been a service manager for over 20 years (I'll call him "Dude"
Internet Managers Are a Must
hiring staff employment online web There are a lot of moving parts in a modern online operation. There's the technical side of things R
50 Below Launches New Web Designs
WEBSITE PROVIDER 50 Below now offers wider website designs to take advantage of computer screens with higher resolutions. Dubbed the “E-Series,” the s
Spruce Up Your Customer Lounge
IF YOU'RE LOOKING to remodel a customer lounge or apparel department, Architectural Systems Inc. has some new flooring options that are worth checking out, ma
An Overall Barometer: The Don J. Brown Index Explained
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Don Brown numbers financial outlook I've been busy testing ways to inform readers about when economic recessions or dislocations are about
ATV/Dirtbike-By-State, October 2009
Don J. Brown
Don brown research state financials This ATV/dirtbike report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through July. These state-by-s
Column: Joe Delmont
Step Into the Laboratory
dealer lab experiment column shenk HOW WOULD YOU like to sit in on a management meeting while the team battles to turn around a faltering dealers
Column: Mike Vaughan
Powersports Industry Trends: Back to the Future?
I CAN'T REMEMBER the precise year that motorcycle sales in the U.S. began to tumble the last time, but 1982 sounds about right. Searching the Internet you ca
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You call it 'fly-over country,' but I call it home
In the last six months I have heard people refer to the geographical area between New York and California collectively as “the fly-over states.” Now,
DealerLAB: 2013 earnings up 76 percent but ...
... December move takes time away from sales PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Bill Shenk’s Destination Powersports dealership finished the year ended Dec. 31, 201
Dyno discipline: 10 tips for consistent results
Obtaining consistent dynamometer test results requires disciplined actions when setting up the vehicle and performing the tests themselves.
How to grow your herd (and keep the fence intact)
MANY FACTORS contribute to a dealership’s ability to achieve continual growth year after year, but one of the biggest and most influential components is the
A love letter to the custom bike industry
Dear Custom Motorcycle Industry, I’m writing you today out of much love and respect.
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