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Editorial

Can Your Workshop Boost Your Profits?

Thanks to those bicycle dealers who phoned or emailed me after reading my February editorial entitled ‘Don’t Kid Yourself… Business is Survival of the Fittest!’

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How's Business?

How’s Business?

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.

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Trade Talk

BMG Sports Rolling With Basso

After launching Italian brand Basso at this year’s Tour Down Under, BMG Sports is now looking for up to three dealers in each state.

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Trade Talk

InFoods Calls the Shotz

Infoods, owner of the Shotz range of nutrition products, is now distributing to dealers direct. Previously Shotz was distributed by Echelon Sports.

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Trade Talk

New Ebike Importer Looking for Dealers

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.

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Trade Talk

Cycling’s Latest Safety Accessory: Camera Tail-light

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.

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Trade Talk

KTM Celebrates 50 Years in Bicycles

In 2014, KTM Bike Industries celebrates 50 years in business.

“I want the company to improve every day – small steps in the right direction,” said Ms Carol Urkauf-Chen, ower of KTM Bike Industries.

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Trade Talk

Cycology and BOA Collaborate on New Bottle Range

Cycology is the brainchild of husband and wife team Sarina and Michael Tomchin. They were previously involved with another cycling lifestyle brand, Après Vélo, but left before setting up Cycology.

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Trade Talk

Import Numbers Staying Strong

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.

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Trade Talk

Toby Shingleton Launches New Shimano Progams

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’.

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