In addition to our regular first question, ‘How’s business?’ this month we followed up by asking about staff. In particular we asked each bike shop owner if they preferred to have specialist workshop only and sales only staff or if they preferred to have staff who worked in both aspects of the business.
Rick Krassoi has decided to make a major investment into high end ebikes. Rick, who is based in Sydney has run a pollution testing laboratory for the past 14 years, a business he’s planning to continue while he gets his new import business, Eurocycles, underway.
There have been a number of cycling accident videos ‘going viral’ over the past few weeks. You may have seen the Melbourne taxi cab ‘dooring’ incident or the Queensland rider who was rammed by a car from behind.
Bicycle import numbers for the first two months of 2014 were down slightly on last year, but still quite strong for the financial year to date, when considering that last financial year saw a record number of 1,416,413 bicycles imported into Australia.
Shimano Australia Cycling are stepping up their marketing to both trade and consumers with the addition of a new senior staff appointment to guide the new programs, called ‘Shimano Experience Project’ and ‘Shimano Partner Dealers’.