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Ramp Up The Energy In Your Dealership

What makes the difference between a successful dealer and one that fails? Is it the products you sell, the people you hire, the processes you implement? Yes. But there’s more. Without an energetic belief that you can succeed, your eventual failure is inevitable. I interviewed AIMExpo’s Larry Little and Mike Webster for this issue’s AIMExpo

Use These Numbers To Improve Your Operations

We’ll be comparing July data from a good-performing metric 20-group with the National Norm (NN) numbers and the averages for the Top 5 dealers for this group in each category.

ATV And UTV Sales See Expected Seasonal Increases

As expected, the powersports market is currently undergoing a change in focus from selling street bikes and watercraft, which are warm weather units, to selling ATVs and utility vehicles as cooler fall weather approaches. Prices declined again during July, and the pace at which they are dropping for most segments has picked up compared to June.

How To Work With People You’d Rather Not

It’s vital to learn how to work with people you don’t exactly get along with. Here are eight steps to make the process as painless as possible.

Marketing During The Off-Season

Just because the weather’s cooling down doesn’t mean your marketing tactics should, too.

Five Reasons Why Top-Performing Finance Managers Are So Successful

Here are the five things that the most successful finance managers do to create long-term, profitable relationships that allow them to get more out of what they have.

Manage Your Dealership’s Workflow

Keeping your ROs organized and your schedule up to date will help keep your customers happy and your employees working efficiently.

New, More Powerful Engine Anchors Yamaha’s 2014 PWC Lineup

Yamaha has put the focus back on performance for 2014 by unveiling a lineup in early August that promises to feature more power in multiple categories.

Small Changes On The Dealership Floor Equal Big Impact For Sales Managers

During my Lemco tenure as the director of training, we ran more than 500 managers through our Management Development Programs (MDPs). Each course was either nine or 12 months long, depending on the department in training. Was there nine months of information to inject into the candidate? No, but we wanted to see the results

Drum Brake Maintenance

It’s important to work in a comprehensive manner when inspecting and servicing drum brakes. Don’t assume the problem lies with a specific component. Poor drum brake performance can be caused by a problem with almost any component, and the only way to make sure the system works correctly is to examine it as a whole.

Gateway BMW Motorcycles

This St. Louis-based dealership takes cues from the restaurant industry to serve up good value and above-average customer service.

Show Preview: AIMExpo

With the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) just weeks away, the buzz surrounding the show continues to amplify.