Weekly 5: Drew Industries buys Signature Seating

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Jonathan Sweet
August 18, 2015

  The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Drew Industries buys Signature Seating Roehm Marine LLC, which does business as Signature Seating in Fort Wayne, Ind., has... Read more »

Little changes can have a big payoff for boat dealers

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By Matt Sellhorst
August 18, 2015

Have you ever heard the saying, “Little Hinges Swing Big Doors?” I first heard it from a mentor of mine, legendary copywriter and marketing guru Dan Kennedy. I’m sure he pulled it from someone before him. But, it does make you think, doesn’t it? In every business, there are several little things... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.3 percent

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By Brianna Liestman
August 13, 2015

The unemployment rate remained unchanged this month but is down almost a percentage point over the past 12 months. In addition, job openings, hire and quits are all up year-over-year. Employment situation Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July and the unemployment rate was unchanged... Read more »

When is the right time to sell a marina?

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By Walter B. Duke III
August 13, 2015

It’s a natural time for marina owners to evaluate selling their marina assets as the national economy continues to recover. However, there are many considerations and complexities that come into play beyond the macro-economic perspective, because each property has a unique set of circumstances and... Read more »

Weekly 5: Sea Pro plans $5.5 million new plant in South Carolina

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Jonathan Sweet
August 11, 2015

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Sea Pro plans $5.5 million new plant in South Carolina Sea Pro Boats will spend $5.5 million to build a new 200,000-square-foot... Read more »

Are you getting as many referrals as you should?

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By Matt Sellhorst
August 7, 2015

Who is the 2nd easiest client to sell? A referral of course! But, how do we get more of them? A mentor of mine used to say; “Anything that happens by accident can be made to happen predictably with the right systems.” When it comes to referrals, this is a true statement indeed. How would more referrals... Read more »

Premier Pontoons introduces five new models, industry-first innovations

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By Brianna Liestman
August 6, 2015

Premier Pontoons introduced five new models during its dealer meeting this week, testing the lineup for the first time on Saturday, August 1. “Our biggest and best dealer meeting ever was a resounding success,” said Premier President Lori Melbostad. “It was a high-energy weekend that made our staff... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: ADP employment adds 185,000 jobs in July

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By Brianna Liestman
August 6, 2015

Private sector employment has returned to trends we saw earlier this year, with job growth dropping below 200,000 in July. However, this month was a huge improvement for employment in large businesses. ADP employment Private sector employment increased by 185,000 jobs in July, a sharp decline from the... Read more »

Weekly 5: Waters planned for Olympic sailing ‘sewage polluted’

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Jonathan Sweet
August 3, 2015

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Waters planned for Olympic sailing 'sewage polluted' After an Associated Press investigation that showed high levels of viruses,... Read more »

11 time management strategies for boat dealers

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By Matt Sellhorst
August 3, 2015

It’s prime selling season, I don’t have time. It’s winterization season, I don’t have time. It’s boat show season, I don’t have time. Over and over, it’s the busyness of the boat business that keeps owners, GMs and salespeople from doing those most important of tasks that are not urgent.... Read more »

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