Weekly 5: New Jersey committee passes boat sales tax cap

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Boating Industry
June 16, 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. New Jersey committee passes boat sales tax cap Another state is looking to cap the sales tax on boat sales. A New Jersey Senate... Read more »

Sterndrive surfability moves forward

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By Brianna Liestman
June 15, 2015

Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive (FWD) created a buzz in the industry when it was first introduced in February at the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS). By combining a sterndrive engine, DuoProps and Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS), the company was able to create a forward-facing DuoProp... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: Job openings at highest level in report’s history

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By Brianna Liestman
June 11, 2015

The number of job openings increased in April from 5.0 million to 5.4 million, leading to a record-high report in the history of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. However, unemployment remained fairly steady this month. Both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate have shown... Read more »

43 ways to jump start your digital marketing success

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Brianna Liestman & Nicholas Upton
June 9, 2015

Much like beginning a new workout plan, digital marketing can be very intimidating, so much so that some businesses never bother to start even though they know they should. After all, digital is where the customers are now and they search businesses online way before they ever set foot into a dealership. However,... Read more »

Market Trends: Family, outboard trends favor fishing boats

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in chief
June 9, 2015

Sales of freshwater fishing boats continue to grow, but the segment isn’t just benefitting from anglers. With innovative design and consumer preferences for outboard power, many manufacturers are seeing the fishing boat replace the fiberglass I/O as the de facto family runabout. “Reality is there... Read more »

The fuel future

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Brianna Liestman, Managing Editor
June 9, 2015

Finding alternative fuels that work for boating The Congressionally mandated U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard requires 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel to be blended into the gasoline supply by 2022. As of now, the only biofuel being blended is ethanol, with a push to increase the amount of ethanol... Read more »

Solvent solutions

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Brianna Liestman, Managing Editor
June 9, 2015

Manufacturers create products and standards for fuel additives The presence of ethanol in fuel has influenced much of what the fuel additives market has chosen to offer its customers, and it is important for the whole industry to play ball and make sure consumers are buying the right products to provide... Read more »

Weekly 5: Miami boat show dispute heats up

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Boating Industry
June 9, 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. Miami boat show dispute heats up The village of Key Biscayne and the Miami International Boat Show have launched dueling PR campaigns... Read more »

How to maximize the lifetime value of your clients for boat dealers

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By Matt Sellhorst
June 9, 2015

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing the seven steps to a more profitable business by building systems for boat dealers. Previous Stories: 7 steps to a more profitable business building system | How to grow with interesting offers Before we begin, let’s quickly review each step. Determine... Read more »

Closing sales means making sense to customers

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By John Graham
June 4, 2015

It takes smart, highly competent salespeople to meet the challenges presented by today’s informed and savvy customers. Even so, there are many in sales who believe that success depends on a friendly smile, a gift for small talk, and a large dose of enthusiasm and optimism. Others might toss in a passion... Read more »

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