Increase e-mail success by using coupons
Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Clipping coupons was once the domain of the budget conscious. But, in this recession, it has become a ritual for the new frugal consumer. (Read More…)
Would you loan money to you?
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
My letter to Santa last week raised some interesting issues. But, as usual, the real intriguing ideas came from the comments by readers. Thatís exactly what this blog is for. (Read More…)
Santa: Itís game on this year!
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
Last year, I sent you my Christmas wish list. But, with all do respect, sir — you really failed to deliver the goodies! Well, tis another season to be positive, so hereís the list and weíre counting on you to come thru this year: (Read More…)
Donít forget to promote sales tax deduction!
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
The current issue of SmartMoney magazine includes an article offering tax planning tips to readers. Under the heading ďStimulus Savings,Ē the author wrote: ďthe ĎCash for Clunkersí program may be over but consumers can still get a break on new vehicles.Ē Thatís true advice . . . but only half a loaf. (Read More…)
Recession can change boat showsí focus
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
I know itís the season to be jolly! Yes, we have some great Christmas and New Yearís holidays just ahead. But for some reason, I donít have visions of sugar plums dancing in my head. No, instead, Iím getting pictures of boat shows stirring around! (Read More…)
Planning for the recovery
Thursday, December 10th, 2009
I recently read an article by Emily Maltby in the Wall Street Journal, and it hasnít stopped resonating with me, yet. Usually when something sticks with me like that I know itís worth sharing. (Read More…)
December: Itís not a ďdeadĒ month for dealers
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Iíve always liked observing what top dealers do to . . . well, be top dealers. The most common denominator: they never stop going after business, even in a supposed dead month like December! Cases in point from last weekend come from†three of the industryís top 100 dealers: Lakeside Marine, Galati Yacht Sales and South Shore Marine. (Read More…)
Donít be fooled: The E15 fight ainít over!
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Creators of music like the Meow Mix jingle and the Barney theme song have filed a Freedom of Information Act request to determine if their songs were used during interrogations at Guantanamo. The way I see it, given the choice between hearing the Barney theme and waterboarding, the terrorists would pick the latter every time! (Read More…)
Increasing attendance at winter boat shows
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
There isnít a boat show manager alive who isnít searching for ways to increase attendance at this winterís critical round of shows. Enter Phil Dyskow, president of Yamahaís marine group, who may have laid out a good roadmap worth studying. (Read More…)
New EPA rules can benefit marinas and boating
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Itís not too often we can be thankful at Thanksgiving for some new federal agency rules. But, the Environmental protection Agency†has just issued a final rule aimed at reducing water pollution from construction sites. And, while I suspect the agency officials were not thinking about benefits for marinas and boating when they promulgated these rules, implementing them will do so. (Read More…)