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The retail business show for bicycle shop owners and managers from Shimano's S-TEC.

The retail business show for bicycle shop owners and managers from Shimano's S-TEC.
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Irivine, CA


The retail business show for bicycle shop owners and managers from Shimano's S-TEC.






Ep 1707: Retailer Boot Camp

In a 20 group, retailers from noncompeting markets meet to help each other improve. Business metrics like inventory performance, sales by category, payroll, marketing spending, and rent are shared and analyzed. Peers help overcome your weak areas, and you'll help them in your strong suits. Build trust, friendships, and learn from allies who've been in your shoes. Follow on Facebook: National Bicycle Dealers Association https://www.facebook.com/NBDA2015/ The Mann Group...

Duration: 00:27:22

Ep. 1706: Used Bikes, Big Business

The secondhand bicycle market is huge. What is your shop doing to help old bike sellers become new bike buyers? In this episode, we speak with three guests who've built big businesses out of used bicycles: Bicycle Sport Shop of Austin Texas, Colorado's The Pro's Closet, and Bicycle Blue Book of San Jose, California. Follow our guests on Facebook: https://facebook.com/bssaustin/ https://facebook.com/theproscloset/ https://facebook.com/BicycleBlueBook/

Duration: 00:31:44

Ep 1703: Rent Your Bikes

Renting downhill bikes is a big summer business for the bike park at Alaska's Alyeska Resort. We talk to shop manager Steve Bartholomew to learn the do's and don'ts of the rental business. Even if you don't have a bike park in your backyard, you can still rent the bikes in your inventory. Spinlister Pro is an app that simplifies the process for bike shops and renters alike. We speak to Spinlister's Marketing Director, Curren Bates.

Duration: 00:33:49

Ep 1702: Loyalty Rocks with Sam Dantzler

If you want to sell things at full margin, stop thinking you're in the business of selling widgets. Be in the business of knowing your customers and providing amazing, personal connections, and they will buy from you every time. Industry consultant Sam Dantzler of Garage Composites explains the concept of want-based sales as a transfer of enthusiasm. Follow Garage Composites Twitter: twitter.com/DantzlersGarage Facebook: facebook.com/Garage-Peloton-1038918712896807/ Web:...

Duration: 00:39:43

Ep 1701: Lazer Sport Helmets

We find out how Lazer Sport designs their bicycle helmets to fit most people comfortably, and provide a consistent fit across their entire product line. Christoper Smith, Lazer's North American Marketing Manager, talks about ways to make your helmet business more profitable. Follow Lazer Sport USA: Lazer Radio https://soundcloud.com/user-414769870 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LazerHelmets Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lazersportusa/ Twitter https://twitter.com/lazersportusa

Duration: 00:35:59

Ep 1610: Project BikeTech

Project Bike Tech is a high school vocational training program. It's like auto shop, for bikes. Learn how local bike shops coordinate with Project Bike Tech to bring this program to their communities.

Duration: 00:31:16

Ep 1608: Suspension Specialist Dirt Labs

Our series featuring specialist service providers continues with Boulder-based suspension service experts Dirt Labs.

Duration: 00:50:08

Ep 1604: Women's Boutique The Unlikely Cyclist

Our profiles on specialist bike shops continues with The Unlikely Cyclist, a women's boutique in Costa Mesa, CA

Duration: 00:51:45

Ep 1503: Employee Training and Profitability

Does paying for training increase shop profitability?

Duration: 00:35:05