Weekly 5: Accused boat dealer heading back to court
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. Accused boat dealer heading back to court
Shawn William Corbett, the Montana boat dealer charged with several felonies and misdemeanors for allegedly not performing service work for which he had been paid is scheduled to enter his plea this week. Corbett faces three felony counts of deceptive practices, one felony count of issuing a bad check, and two misdemeanors for deceptive practices.
2. Small biz feeling shutdown pinch
From SBA loans to IRS delays, small business are starting to see the fallout from the federal government shutdown, the Washington Post reports.
3. Missouri says no to E15
Lawmakers in Missouri have opted to block a rule that would have allowed 15-percent ethanol blends in the state. The state’s full legislature can reconsider the rule in January.
4. 5 signs you’re expecting more from employees than they can give
Are you expecting too much from your employees. Here are five signs, via Entrepreneur that you just may be.
5. Email marketing still better than social media
Business can get better results from email marketing than social media, a new report says. Email now accounts for 7 percent of new customers, much higher than Facebook and Twitter, according to analytics firm Custora. Organic search accounts for 16 percent.