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. EPA sued again over Renewable Fuel Standard
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has sued the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly delaying releasing records of communications with the oil industry.
The group wants information on lobbying efforts by The Carlyle Group and Delta Airlines to lower the renewable fuel levels in the standard. Lower mandates have been supported by several marine industry groups.
2. Brunswick stock gets average “Buy” rating
Brunswick Corp. has been given an average rating of “buy” by the 10 analysts that cover the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports.
The company released its third quarter results last week, reporting a 13 percent increase in revenue.
3. FLIBS poised for best year since recession
Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are expecting the largest show since the recession, saying, “The American buyer is back.”
4. Make a negative review a positive experience
No matter how good a job you do, there’s probably going to be a time when your business gets a negative review. Here are some tips on turning that negative into a positive.
5. Research your competitors to improve your blog
Are you paying attention to what your competitors are doing on social media? It’s an easy way to see what is working best, then apply those lessons to your blog and other content, writes Social Media Examiner.