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 Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.
1. MarineMax planning new headquarters
The nation’s largest boat dealer is planning an expanded operation at a new headquarters. MarineMax will be staying in Clearwater, Fla., but adding 30 new employees at a larger facility in the city.
2. Chinese boat market grew 25.7 percent
The total value of the import/export market for yachts and leisure boats in China is now $476 million, according to a new report. Exports accounted for $258 million while imports were $218 million.
3. Nebraska waters fatality-free in 2013
For the first time on record, there were no boating-related deaths in Nebraska last year. The state began tracking boating deaths in 1965.
4. The best small biz posts of the year
The New York Times You’re the Boss blog has some of the best advice for small business owners. Here they run down their best posts of 2013.
5. How to know if your social media efforts are working
Are your social media efforts making a difference? Social Media Examiner offers some advice on how to track and evaluate them.