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Deflecting the next downturn

Asset plan analysis is critical before times get tough. Boat and marine product sales plunged deep underwater during the recession, but the industry has roared back in recent years with consistent market growth.  It’s never too early to implement strategies for keeping ahead. Managing key asset metrics and eliminating silent drags on your business now can create maximum efficiency and ...

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Martin Boyer named 2017 Duane Spader Scholarship recipient

Martin Boyer, President of Austin Boats & Motors, Austin, Texas, has been selected as the recipient of the fifth annual Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. This year’s scholarship recipient was unveiled on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in ...

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2017 State of the Industry webinar archive available now

The archive for Boating Industry’s 2017 State of the Industry webinar is available now. If you want to learn more about the data in the 2017 Market Data Book, as well as the outlook for the rest of 2017 and beyond, be sure to check out our annual State of the Industry webinar. Boating Industry Managing Editor Brianna Liestman moderated a panel of ...

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Utilizing service department metrics for maximum profit

If you don’t see your service department as a profit center, it may be time to revisit the numbers. For many dealers, a service department provides a vital source of income during economic downturns – particularly this last one – by selling repowers, routine maintenance and more for existing customers who aren’t ready to upgrade their old boat just yet. ...

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Family businesses require extensive succession planning

Family businesses require extensive succession planning In our March issue, Boating Industry profiled how to plan your exit strategy and the different pathways for transition. Below is a preview of this article, highlighting how to begin the process of generational succession planning. For more details on transition, see our March issue. Family businesses have many struggles, but none so intricate ...

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MRAA and Spader Business Management partner on virtual training

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management have formed an online education partnership, resulting in the launch of three new courses within the MRAA Interactive Virtual Training System. “The long-standing relationship between Spader and the MRAA is based on a shared mission to support the professional development of marine dealers and their employees,” Liz ...

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Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship seeking applications

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation and Spader Business Management are currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. The scholarship was founded to honor the marine industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, as well as his leadership philosophy of lifelong learning. The recipient, who receives full tuition to attend the Spader Leadership Development ...

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Applications for Kevin Lodder Scholarship open until September 30

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2015 Kevin Lodder Scholarship. The deadline for applications is September 30. The Kevin Lodder Scholarship Fund, which was founded in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder’s Marine in Fairfield, Ohio, provides a full scholarship to attend a weeklong Spader Business Management Total Management 1 Workshop to an employee of ...

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