Lessons in the Sand - Tire Review Magazine

Lessons in the Sand

Sitting on a beach, looking out onto a vast ocean, brings a few thoughts to mind:

• There is nothing better than a cool sea breeze and fresh ocean air.

• Being away from “the real world” is not a bad thing; a little vacation, even a day or two, is good for the soul.

• Tire dealers certainly follow the points above, but can never fully put work aside.

It was interesting to see the earnest attention and feverish note-taking going on at yesterday’s Kumho Dealer Meeting. Despite the resort surroundings in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, thoughts of how to improve their businesses were not far away. Large distributors like Terry’s Tire Town and Jack Williams Tire and smaller retailers sat side-by-side scribbling notes through the Kumho presentations, which challenged the dealers in attendance to search their own businesses for ways to improve sales despite the bleak economy.

 If you have comments to share, send to me at [email protected].

– Jim Smith

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