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Jul. 12, 2010 – How your turkeys (noncurrents) can take flight

July 12, 2010

They were new Honda MT125s, and we couldn’t sell a one. No kick start, so had to run and bump-start it. The two-stroke engine burned a mix, and it had to be north of nine grand before you had any power at all. It was so bad my guys in the shop were sure that the “MT” stood for “Moto-Turkey.”... Read more »

Jul. 12, 2010 – The importance of branding for a dealership’s success

July 12, 2010

These articles recap some of the opportunities uncovered by our GSA powersports consultants during actual consulting visits. These are followed by recommended actions that address these opportunities. Our goal is to provide you with ideas to help improve your dealership. The first part of this series... Read more »

Bold Ideas from Powersports Business

July 9, 2010

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Jun. 14, 2010 – Service department quandaries resolved

June 14, 2010

These articles recap some of the opportunities uncovered by our GSA Powersports Consultants during actual consulting visits. These are followed by recommended actions that address these opportunities. Our goal is to provide you with ideas to help improve your dealership. Dealership details This small... Read more »

May 24, 2010 – Tracking the industry’s recent destruction and regrowth

May 24, 2010

Creative destruction. Oxymoron? No, not really. And if you are not familiar with the concept, you had better keep reading. Because we are in the middle of it. Powersports has been shaken, like everything else, with the changes in our customers, our product sources and our financing partners. Those of... Read more »

May 24, 2010 – Ways to track inventory accuracy in parts dept.

May 24, 2010

These articles recap some of the opportunities uncovered by our GSA Powersports Consultants during actual consulting visits. These are followed by recommended actions that address these opportunities. Our goal is to provide you with ideas to help improve your dealership. Dealership Details This small... Read more »

Last Year’s Nifty 50 Winners

January 21, 2010

50 Below Product: Web Inventory Booth No.: 3133 Contact: 888/502-3569; www.50below.com Product specifications: Web Inventory by 50 Below enhances the consumer shopping experience by keeping dealers’ ADP Lightspeed Dealer Management System in sync with their Web site and other online portals. Consumers... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2010 – Improving inventory turns in the parts department

January 18, 2010

These articles recap some of the opportunities uncovered by our GSA powersports consultants during actual consulting visits. These are followed by recommended actions that address these opportunities. Our goal is to provide you with ideas to help improve your dealership. Dealership This 30-plus year-old,... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2010 – The Point of the Mountain and its enduring message

January 18, 2010

Claudia was tucked in tight behind me. We had left Reno just a half hour before, and the sun was now peaking over the mountain range ahead of us. It was about 6 in the morning. The air was clear, fresh and cool. We were both glad we had gotten up, loaded the bike and hit the road. No traffic, anywhere... Read more »

Here To Stay

January 13, 2010

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