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What do you mean, think? I have work to do.

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If you want your associates to roll their eyes, look at you as if you’ve lost your marbles, or walk away shaking their heads, tell them that thinking is the best business tool ever made. Like oil and water, Brady and Goodell, and culture and the Kardashians, thinking and business are usually at odds with each other. Taking action is ...

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Weekly 5: Senate passes Sportsmen’s Act provisions

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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 week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Senate passes Sportsmen’s Act provisions as part of Energy Reform Bill Several important goals of the recreational fishing community have been passed as part of this year's energy ...

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Survey: Most marine businesses have no exit strategy

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Just less than half of marine industry companies have a succession plan or exit strategy for their business. That’s according to the latest survey of Boating Industry print and digital subscribers, conducted by email in March and April. Respondents were a mix of boat dealers, manufacturers, marina owners and others working in the industry. The full results of the survey ...

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Economic Snapshot: Incremental changes in the housing market

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The Housing Market Index is once again unchanged but existing home sales are showing growth in March. And while housing starts fell this month, they are still considerably higher than in 2015. Housing market index Builder confidence remained unchanged for the third consecutive month at 58. The component measuring sales expectations in the next six months and the component charting ...

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Q&A with Bruce Van Wagoner, Wells Fargo CDF

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On March 1, Wells Fargo officially acquired GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance platform in the U.S. and Canada. The company expects to close on the rest of the global operations (which includes Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia) this year. The deal with Wells Fargo was first announced in October 2015, as part of GE’s plan – outlined in ...

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Info-Link: March boat sales up across all segments

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Boat sales continued their upward climb in March, will all segments posting sales gains, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. The Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the US boat market (varies by market segment ...

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