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Added by Jim Sabia on September 8, 2010 at 1:26pm —
Dear Marine Industry.org members,
As a marine industry professional, we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2010 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.
MDCE is a dealer-focused educational and networking event, which this year will be held Nov. 14-17 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
It is co-produced by the Marine Retailers Association of America and Boating Industry
The 2010 event will feature three educational… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on August 27, 2010 at 2:50pm —
May 12, 2010 by Jim Giuliano
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Added by Jim Sabia on May 20, 2010 at 7:37am —
In my never ending search for retail financing I stumbled across State Farm Insurance Bank... Does anyone have experience with this lender?
Added by Jim Sabia on February 11, 2010 at 12:38pm —
prepared by Greg Proteau
Lenders Fear Gone, but Credit Thaw Elusive
Marine lending and related service business executives gathering for the National Marine Bankers Association Annual Conference were feeling much better than a year before at the peak of the global credit crisis. About 90 people attended the 30th annual event, on par with 2008 despite the economic challenges. Most of those gathering November 9 to 11 on Hilton Head Island, SC acknowledged the flow of credit… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on November 18, 2009 at 5:08pm —
FACT SHEET UPDATE
NET OPERATING LOSS (NOL)
Extended Carry back for Small Businesses
The American Recovery and… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on November 16, 2009 at 11:03am —
Last month our local little league board meet about the need to raise money to keep kids playing baseball. (my 8 yr old son plays and loves it) They needed to do something big. They came up with a sports memrobelia show. I was put in charge of finding a location. I spoke to a number of convention centers and large hotels. Let me get to the point. Convention center cost extremly high, hotels not that bad. But I started to call retail and commercial dead space (huge empty distribution centers and… Continue
Added by Chris Lyons on November 11, 2009 at 12:50pm —
By IBI Magazine
Irwin Jacobs resigned as CEO of Genmar Holdings as of November 6. The announcement was made to Genmar dealers in a letter from Genmar President Roger Cloutier II yesterday.
"Given the circumstances surrounding Genmar as it moves forward in the sale of the Company's businesses and non-core assets, this change in Mr. Jacobs' role was made in the best interest of all constituents," wrote Cloutier. "The separation will allow Mr. Jacobs to pursue his objectives… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on November 10, 2009 at 9:57am —
Please be sure you know who a member is before accepting them as your friend. It seems unscrupulous spammers join social sites like this one and ask as many members as they can to be their friend. Then they begin sending them spam emails promoting their cause or interest.
It is also possible to get a virus from emails sent by these people. If anyone has asked you to accept their friend request and you do not know them either personally or professionally it would be best to remove… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on October 25, 2009 at 5:30am —
While some companies are experiencing tough times and others have gone belly up, these five firms have developed unique ways to boost profits while their competitors are struggling to keep their heads above…
Added by Jim Sabia on October 16, 2009 at 9:06am —
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Added by Jim Sabia on September 22, 2009 at 2:58pm —
Welcome and thanks for "plugging in" to the marine industry!
Please use this online community to keep up to date on industry news and events, share your thoughts, ideas and opinions, learn new skills and connect with people from the industry. Growth is our goal and it starts with communication so share your trials and tribulations with fellow industry…
Added by Jim Sabia on September 17, 2009 at 11:00am —
How On and Off-site Managed Promotional Sale Events Can Work For You
Written by Cameron Healey
Sunday, 29 February 2004 16:00
When Halleen Chevrolet, located in Cleveland, OH, wanted to try something new to increase sales and boost profits, they decided that on-site managed promotional sales events might just be the answer. We were interested in doing something that was new, exciting, and would bring people in the door, says Mark Halleen, general manager. Halleen… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on August 11, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Google AdWords is a cost-effective and easy means of
pulling in targeted traffic to your website.
With a reasonably small amount of work and a little experimentation, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to significantly raise the…
Added by Jim Sabia on September 10, 2009 at 11:30am —
1.Don't use broad matching
At least not to start off with. What's broad matching? From the horse's mouth:
“If you include general keyword or keyword phrases-such as tennis shoes-in your keyword list, your ads will appear when users search for tennis and shoes, in any order, and possibly along Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on September 10, 2009 at 10:30am —
Having been a Bayliner dealer for over 15 years, I can honestly say my experience with the company has been a good one. They have provided me with many of the things a good dealer needs to be a great one.
Competitive programs, timely parts availability and customer service second to
none. They truly understand what it takes to be successful.
Inventories are averaging a 400 day supply for the average dealer in the USA yet every… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on August 31, 2009 at 4:24pm —
This article assumes you are already using Google Adwords... If you're not, you're competitors sure are so get out there and do this! Compared to other forms of advertising the costs are minimal and the potential is incredible.
By Jim Sabia
1. Vigilant keyword-level optimization
. Your PPC campaign is not a set-it-up-and-go procedure. You want to continually build upon strong performing keywords while weeding out those that don’t produce the desired results. That… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on August 11, 2009 at 1:30pm —
What’s hurting performance at nearly half of all companies
by Christian Schappel
Posted in: Special Report
Nothing motivates employees to boost performance like the green stuff. Unfortunately, almost…
Added by Jim Sabia on August 5, 2009 at 9:14am —
Some employees refuse to get the ‘recession blues’: What motivates them?
by April DeGideo
Posted in: In this week's e-newsletter, Leadership
The recession hasn’t been all bad for American workers, according to a recent survey from Robert Half International. Their attitudes greatly depend on their workplace environment.
Most workers can cite at least one positive effect the recession’s had on their jobs:
» Ability to take on new projects: 53%
Added by Jim Sabia on August 5, 2009 at 9:09am —
How Two Simple Changes to Your Marketing Can
Increase Profits Even in Hard Times
Posted on August 3, 2009
It's the number one topic on an entrepreneur's mind at some point: what will happen to my business during hard times? Should we panic? How long do… Continue
Added by Jim Sabia on August 4, 2009 at 8:00am —