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How to Keep Anxious Boating Clients Informed

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jul 24, 2015 11:30:00 AM

If you search online with regards to how long boat service and maintenance can take, you’ll find that turnaround times for repairs range from three to five days to two to three weeks. And since speed of service cannot be instantaneous, it’s imperative for service professionals to keep customers in the loop as far as the progress of their repairs; doing so will ultimately affect the outcome of the client’s satisfaction.

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Boat Maintenance

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jul 20, 2015 2:07:00 PM

We have all experienced the hassle of bringing a product in for repair only to be given murky estimates about cost and repair timelines. Boat owners are no strangers to this stress, and given the fact that their vacation plans often depend on having their vessels in top shape and ready to hit the water, the comfort of knowing that repairs and maintenance will be handled in a timely manner and without unforeseen costs is imperative.

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Bringing Boat Service into the 21st Century

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jul 14, 2015 1:36:22 PM

Whether you provide legal counsel, catering or boat repair, in the service industry, sustained success is largely about continuously finding new ways to provide added value beyond what competitors can offer. Increasingly, businesses are leveraging digital solutions to provide value-added services. Whether they are fielding and responding to customer inquiries on social media or offering mobile pay options, these companies are utilizing technology to create top-of-the-line customer experiences.

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Boatyards: Keep The Money Coming In

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jul 8, 2015 11:39:58 AM

Cash flow is an issue for any business, yet it can be particularly problematic for boatyard owners whose client base is on the go. Given that business owners depend on revenue to pay for salaries, parts and overhead; keeping tabs on overdue bills is especially stressful for boatyard owners, who are trying to balance a busy workload with a complex checkbook.

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Getting the Fiscal Beast Under Control

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jun 30, 2015 1:31:57 PM

Despite all the tech-savvy bookkeeping tools on the market nowadays, many businesses still rely heavily on paper for accounting, invoicing and documenting estimates. But, businesses are also making an effort to reduce their dependence on paper. With nearly 80 percent of companies taking steps to computerize their bookkeeping and become less paper-reliant, according to a study from by CompTIA, the IT Industry Association. One such industry going the paper-less route is the boating and service repair space.

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In Boatyards, Why Ad Hoc Workflow Doesn’t Work

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jun 25, 2015 1:30:59 PM

For boaters, time spent basking in the sun is of the essence; therefore, when boats need service, the shorter the timeline, the better. Thus, ad hoc workflows have no place in boat maintenance. After all, when service professionals aren’t on the same page, they will experience inadequate planning and improvisation which will inevitably lead to delays and confusion. So how can service shops create a seamless workflow that maximizes time and productivity and reduces overall costs, like overtime and duplicate work?

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Help Clients Stay Afloat with Maintenance Follow-up

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jun 22, 2015 2:24:33 PM

Seneca, the Roman philosopher, once said “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” The same can be said for boat owners who are unsure of how to manage service repairs to their boats.

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Early Season Boat Maintenance Prep

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jun 17, 2015 1:30:07 PM

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, boat owners across the country begin to dream about cruising on their vessels, letting go of their worries and enjoying the open water. But these owners also understand that before they can pull out of the harbor or marina, they must be sure their ships are in top working condition and conform to all local regulations.

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Making Transparency a Differentiator in the Boat Maintenance Industry

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jun 11, 2015 2:48:09 PM

Almost anybody who has ever owned a car, motorcycle, computer or any other expensive piece of equipment knows the feeling. You bring the item in for maintenance and the service professional gives you a rough estimate of the cost of repairs and the time it will take to complete them.

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Keep Clients’ Boats in Check This Summer

Posted by Kevin Hutchinson

Jun 8, 2015 1:07:00 PM

As boat sales soar in the summer in the United States, so do maintenance demands for service professionals. Last year, the recreational boating industry, a $35.4 billion business, saw an increase of 6.4 percent with 171,500 new powerboats sold. As positive as these numbers are, the reality is that boats require frequent maintenance and repairs. To meet these demands, service professionals must be organized and proficient.

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