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What Impact Will Covid-19 Have on Your Business?

Things have certainly been moving fast since my March newsletter. What was already a major concern is now a full-blown global pandemic.

Announcing The Latz Report Yearbook 2020 – Coming Soon!

A personal note from Phil Latz, Publisher of The Latz Report. Way back in 1996 when I created the...

Google Search Data Suggests Growing Interest in Cycling as Virus Hits

Studying the frequency of Google search terms is an inexact science, but looking at the chart below, there appears to be a...

Free Software to Help Bike Shops Through Virus Shut Down

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Mountain Biking’s $100 Million Jump!

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Bikes International and Five Bike Barn Stores Acquired by The Pedal Group

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Bicycle Commuting Might Grow Due to Coronavirus

The global coronavirus pandemic is developing so quickly that no-one, including those in positions of authority, can accurately predict what is going...

SRAM is Aiming for 50% Female Workforce and Cycling Share

SRAM has announced that it will join a wider effort to promote gender parity across riding, racing, advocacy and its own employment.

Ebike Sales in Germany Surge to 1.36 Million Units and $4 Billion Value

German ebike sales have been growing by over 100,000 units per year since 2015, up to a total of 980,000 units for...

We Ride Australia’s Bicycle Summit Announced, But USA Tour Cancelled

Australia’s bicycle industry funded national cycling advocacy organisation We Ride Australia has announced that their annual Australian Bicycle Summit will be held...

How to Increase Your Lifespan by Years

A study published on 2nd March in the scientific journal Cardiovascular Research has concluded that air pollution reduces average life expectancy for...

Lowering Speed Limits Will Save Cyclists’ Lives

This was one of the key messages to come out of a series of two Road Safety Symposiums held in Sydney on...

How’s Business? April 2020

In all our years of writing How’s Business we’ve never asked a follow up question about the same topic for two months...
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JetBlack’s Love for Cycling Drives Accessible Performance

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Why Dealers Love Australian Designed Dyson Bikes

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- Sponsored Content - Electric Cargo Bikes will transform the way people and goods move in urban...

TEBCO Gives Dealers Full Technical Backup

- Sponsored Content - The Electric Bicycle Co (TEBCO) celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, meaning it’s the first ebike specialist company...

Opinion

Four Children Killed, ‘Riding Bikes’

On 2nd February 2020 I woke up early on a Sunday morning to the news that the previous evening, four young children,...

Current Tariff Legislation is Hurting our Industry

Several major product categories that are sold within the Australian bicycle industry are subject to import tariffs. These are federally imposed taxes...

Why We Deserve Government Support

I’ve always been an analytical type of person. Show me the numbers! Then I’ll make decisions based upon the data

Bike Shops Have a Bright Future in Our Internet Age!

I have no doubt that the future is bright for independent bicycle dealers (IBD’s) throughout Australia and New Zealand. But it’s not bright for...

Customers Who Stay Longer in Your Shop Spend More!

How do you create a welcoming space where cyclists, including bicycle tourists, will visit more frequently, stay longer and spend more?

Three Simple Ways to Attract More Bicycle Tourists to Your Business

Those elusive bicycle tourists – Who are they? Where are they coming from? How do they hear about you and support your...

Cycle Tourist Numbers up 40% in Popular Cycle Region

Victoria’s High Country has experienced a 40 per cent rise in cyclists touring the region in just 12 months, cementing the North East as...

Three Ways You Can Capitalise on the Bicycle Tourism Boom

The global bicycle tourism industry is worth three times more than the bicycle product industry. If you own a...
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