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Waiting for the big one

December 2, 2011

I think we are all guilty of waiting for “It.” From the movies we watch, the stories we read, the news we hear, “It” is all around us for most of our lives. It seems like (at least in my case) I have found myself falling into “Its” web despite knowing better. “It” is that breakthrough... Read more »

Empower your staff, but verify their work

November 4, 2011

As staffs and companies continue to constrict, it is important that we create an environment that our employees can excel in. Part of this is giving your employees the ability to make critical decisions that will allow for them to complete their roles effectively. If you do not provide them with the... Read more »

The new economy ‘win’

September 2, 2011

Recently I have found myself in more than a few discussions with friends and colleagues where I have mentioned that although I have recognized a year filled with personal and professional success, it is getting harder to recognize a win. If you have been in the powersports industry for more than five... Read more »

Deciphering statistics for your dealership

June 6, 2011

Many of the reports and statistics we read on our industry are typically national with a regional breakdown or even a state breakdown of these statistics. These are delivered often, as they are relatively easy numbers to come up with and for a 5,000-foot view they are very relevant to market trends and... Read more »

Are you aligned for growth?

May 6, 2011

As the season drives forward at full speed there are signs of recovery and growth. OEMs have new financing, unit sales are up, and there seems to be a small national sigh of relief. But is your business aligned for success? Fourteen years ago at a seminar I was attending, we were told that businesses... Read more »

This growth will come more like a whisper

January 24, 2011

As if we added race gas to our tank, it seems there is a burst of acceleration, and the business bike we have all been cruising along on seems to just be running a little bit stronger. The powersports industry has now seen three growth months and surprisingly, not in the spring but at the end of the... Read more »

The most important link in this political chain

October 12, 2010

It is amazing and sad to me as both the senior executive at LeoVince USA and as a lifelong rider that we are just now seeing reaction over California’s new exhaust/emission/sound law, SB435. The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), which represents OEMs and aftermarket manufacturers and distributors,... Read more »

Be a part of the changing consumer purchasing habits

May 3, 2010

Many companies, along with ours, now support your dealership with back-end, e-commerce solutions. Others are introducing emerging technologies, like the collaboration between e-commerce providers and distributors that sell direct to consumers, then ship those sales to a dealer automatically for consumer... Read more »