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Author Topic: Starting a dealership  (Read 1137 times)

Cabo Cruz

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Re: Starting a dealership
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2009, 09:07:51 PM »
Br. Scott, in case you have not yet, Br. ScooterBob would another great resource.
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Re: Starting a dealership
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2009, 08:58:41 AM »
I have spoken to Vince; he's a wealth.

I'll make contact with ScooterBob.

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Starting a dealership
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009, 09:33:06 AM »
I personally think that the new UCE bikes are going to take Royal Enfield to popularity levels that we haven't seen before.
They are very nice bikes, and they seem to be very user-friendly, and robust, and beautiful looking, and still affordable.

However, we're not there YET, and it might be good to get in place for it, but you'll have to be able to last out the time between now and then, without running out of money, while still having relatively few sales.

I would expect low sales, and budget for that, and if it turns out you do better, then great.
The first year is always the most difficult in a new business.
Most people recommend that you have enough in the bank to get thru the first year without any profit, just in case the business doesn't take off right away.

I think it would be a fun opportunity, but you have to be careful to not get yourself in hot water with the finances.
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