The light at the end of the tunnel
Friday, September 28th, 2007
I opened my mail this morning and actually read some good news. See today’s story about a study released by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm on Sounding Trade Only’s e-mail newsletter. (Read More…)
An open letter to manufacturers
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
As we endure the worst economic/market conditions in the boat industry since the early 90s, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on what I am observing from some of our manufacturer/ partners.
I have been presented dealer contracts that are designed to give the dealer less rights and the manufacturers a guarantee of success at the dealer’s expense. The business world can and should be a mutually profitable two-way street. The bottom line is, if I can’t understand the language in a contract as a layman due to excessive “legalese,” I WONT SIGN IT! (Read More…)
Are dealer/manufacturer agreements Grow Boating’s 800-pound gorilla?
Friday, January 5th, 2007
As a member of both NMMA and MRAA who’s worked with dealers and boat builders for more than two decades, I understand the needs, wants and concerns on both sides of the fence. (Read More…)