BMW Motorcycles of Riverside
On the Road to Success
BMW Motorrad USA offers riders fast and comfortable travel on two wheels. To tour on a motorcycle is to experience a unique sensation – cornering, accelerating, listening to the sounds and experiencing the sense of companionship with your pillion passenger as you glide through endless miles of magnificent landscape.
Last year BMW reported a nearly 4% growth in sales in 2010, their sales were bolstered by the launch of the BMW S 1000 RR superbike. The 1000 RR earned numerous awards from the U.S. media, including the Robb Report "Best Sportbike", Cycle World "Best Superbike for 2010" and the Motorcyclist magazine "Motorcycle of the Year" Award.
Don Schoo, owner of BMW Motorcycles of Riverside is setting sales records with the S 1000 RR and other popular core models in BMW’s lineup, including the R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, and R 1200 RT. He also stated that the introduction of a new Boxer engine has help increase sales.
In 2010 with the assistance of the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Dan was able to acquire the funding necessary to open his BMW Dealership. The SBDC is the region’s premier provider of business consulting and training services for the existing and aspiring businesses. Paul L Nolta, the assistant director of the Inland Empire SBDC stated “ Dan had everything in place we just helped him put a little polish on his business plan and helped direct him to the right financing options”. The SBDC provides consulting, instructive and relevant training and complete resources to over 5,000 business owners every year. Vince McCoy, the director of the Inland Empire SBDC said “the goal of our SBDC is to help entrepreneurs like Dan build a better business and reach their true potential”.
With a staff of 14 dedicated professionals, the Inland Empire SBDC has three full-time offices and seven outreach locations that allow for easy access to their services. They offer over 240 training workshops to ensure that important business topics are addressed. As a federally sponsored program with local cash match partnerships, the SBDC is able to provide its services at little or no cost. Their Programs includes:
Growth and expansion strategies Marketing plan development
Help in writing business plans Finding financing for businesses
Tax information – for personnel, self-employment Licensing and permit information
International Trade Government Contracting
BMW executives credited the company’s sales performance to a stable of leading-edge products as well as to a strong dealer network like Don Schoo’s, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside.