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. Boat builder employee arrested in Georgia crash
An employee of Caravelle Boat Group was arrested after a hit-and-run accident on Georgia’s Lake Blackshear Sunday night.
According to NBC affiliate WALB, Michael Hromalik was arrested after he was found at a nearby landing. His blood alcohol level was reported to be twice the legal limit of 0.8.
2. California legislation would require boating safety course
California’s legislators have approved a bill that would require boaters there to take a safety course and pass an online test before being licensed to boat.
3. Peer-to-peer making a splash
The peer-to-peer boat rental concept is gaining traction and getting noticed, as this article from Knoxville, Tenn., points out.
4. 10 tips to prevent a data breach
Think hackers are only going after big businesses like Target? Think again – small businesses make up almost a third of data breaches.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses offers 10 tips for protecting your small business.
5. A brick-and-mortar retailer’s guide to e-commerce
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about selling your products online. Here’s a guide from small biz owner Jay Goltz about how he decided he was an retailer after all.