Workamper News to Give You a Small Business Opportunity
As you should have read in Hotline Headers last week or via email if you are a Workamper, Workamper News is announcing a New Launch for your benefit.
This is NOT THE SAME “Why Every Workamper Should Operate Their Own Business”
I know many of you have read our “Small Business” statements and blown them off as hype!
I also know that many of you have not even asked yourself if you SHOULD consider operating a small business—for one reason, because you couldn’t imagine a business you could operate from your RV.
Workampers—if you want to learn about a great way to supplement your income by building a small business for those Workampers that know and love Workamper News, then you will want to attend one of these webinars scheduled for tomorrow! Without giving it away, all I can tell you is: it’s awesome!
Please step out on that limb and at least find out why you should own and operate a small business as a Workamper – especially now that we have a NEW PROGRAM that can become your small business or additional stream of income for your existing business.
On Tuesday November 29th –Workamper News President, Steve Anderson, will present the informational launch of what he is calling “Workamper Concierges.”
You have a choice of two different event times with hopefully one of them meeting your time availability:
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 11 a.m. Central Time. You can easily register – then be sure to attend!
The night-time option will be on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 7 p.m. Central Time. Don’t forget to register and attend!
CA L E N D A R
Reminder – Deadline Fast Approaching!
Have you submitted your FREE Situation Wanted Ad for the next issue? Do it NOW because the deadline is fast approaching for the January/February 2012 issue of Workamper News magazine. Technically, we say you have until the 10th of the month. However, life is hectic both for you and for our office staff catching up from Thanksgiving, so we would really appreciate it if you would get your ad in ASAP. All Workamper News members get up to a maximum of 30 words at no charge. You can do it easily online, by going to:
http://www.workamper.com -> Workampers -> Put Yourself Out There -> Situation Wanted Ad. Then, just place your ad!
Tuesday, November 29th -
Workamper Concierges Launch! See first paragraph above.
Wednesday, November 30th -
Gold Members – Ask the Experts Event
How do I keep up with my mail? How do I register my vehicles if I no longer have a home residence? Mail Forwarding Service Expert Larry Sroufe of “Your Best Address” will be our guest expert at the event on Wednesday. This online webinar will answer the above questions and additionally.
Nov. 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. PT/ 2 p.m. MT/ 3 p.m. CT/ 4 p.m. ET
Register today on the Ask the Experts page from the Club website!
Tuesday, December 6th–
Gold Roundtable (Gold Members Only) will take place Dec. 6th at 1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT/3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET. Register today on Club website!
Wednesday, December 7th -
DNC Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone is providing a unique opportunity for you to learn about Workamping and living in Yellowstone National Park in 2012. Please attend the Jobinar (online job fair style webinar) on Wed., Dec 7th at 12 p.m. CT, where you will listen to a presentation and have the opportunity to ask questions. Their positions go from May/June through August/September. Full hookup RV sites and employee meals available.
Mark your calendar for Dec. 7th at 10 a.m. PT/ 11 a.m. MT/ 12 p.m. CT/ 1 p.m. ET
To register, please go HERE and mark your calendar as a reminder to attend!
RV Industry News
The state said Wednesday it is investigating 270 cases in which Minnesotans may have set up shell companies to evade paying sales tax on luxury recreational vehicles that can cost more than $1 million.
According to a report in the St. Paul Business Journal, the Minnesota Department of Revenue said in a news release it has closed 22 other cases since Oct. 2010, collecting $230,000 in sales taxes, penalties and fines.
The department said in most of these cases, the Minnesota residents set up shell limited liability corporations in Montana, which does not charge sales tax. The Minnesotans buy the RVs through the Montana corporations and register the vehicles in that state, yet the RVs often are kept in Minnesota.
The state said the high-end RVs cost between $150,000 to more than $1 million.
Minnesota has a 6.5% sales tax, which translates into $9,750 for a $150,000 RV and $65,000 for a $1 million RV.
The state said Minnesota residents convicted of evading the motor vehicle sales tax could face felony criminal charges in addition to having to pay back taxes, penalties and interest.
Begg’s Black Book: RV Wholesale Values Rise
PR – November 2011 by RV Business
Click here to watch the latest Specialty Market video from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. He covers RVs, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles/powersports and collectible cars. Beggs reported that wholesale values of motorized units rose slightly this month at auction, up $86, which is less than 0.2% of the $42,271 average sales price. Towables, including travel trailers, fifth-wheels and camping trailers, reversed their declines and actually rose $14, an even smaller percentage of 0.1% of the $9,884 sale price.
Camping World Plans New Store Openings
[RV Business Press Release]
Camping World announced a series of store openings in new markets over the next 12 months, according to a press release.
“Camping World is poised for growth in every segment of our business with a goal of 100 stores by 2014,” said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World’s chairman and CEO. “A larger store base will allow us to better serve our 4 million customers nationwide and our 1.3 million Good Sam members. As our ecommerce business continues to explode with record traffic, page visits, and sales, we will continue to invest in our brick and mortar business units with the addition of over 200 service bays nationwide in the next 12 months including more paint and collision centers, accessory stores and RV dealerships.”
Retail accessories store expansions are currently planned in Fort Myers, Fla., Detroit, Nashville, Tenn., Las Vegas, Tucson, Ariz., and Knoxville, Tenn., including RV sales offerings in select locations. Additionally, new store openings are on tap in Florida including Orlando, Ocala, Cocoa Beach and South Florida, along with locations in Oklahoma, the New England states, Virginia, Texas and Washington State. Openings are also slated for Raleigh, N.C., and Harrisburg, Pa.
Camping World currently operates 81 Super Centers nationwide.
New Super-Directory Announced
Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Good Sam Enterprises, announced the merger of Woodall’s and Trailer Life’s RV Park and Campground Directories, saying: “The consolidation of the two directories into one ‘Super Directory’ will provide our customers with a single source for their RVing and camping travel planning. The coming together of these two brands enables us to serve as more than a directory, and will represent an ‘everything RV guide’ for the consumer to be inspired to fully explore the RV lifestyle across North America.” The merger will happen in 2013 and not affect the 2012 directories.
This combined directory will utilize the Trailer Life 10/10*/10 rating system, with some enhancements borrowed from the Woodall’s rating system. The ratings as always will be based on personal visits by directory representatives.
To find out more, go HERE to read the entire article. http://rvdailyreport.com/news/id/16786/americas-leading-campground-directories-announce-2013-merger
Congratulations to Tennessee’s 2011Parks of the Year
Tennessee Association of RV Parks & Campground (TNARVC) announced the Large and Small campgrounds of the year.
Nashville Country RV Park in Goodlettsville was named large Tennessee Campground-of-the-Year by members of the Tennessee Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (TNARVC). Nashville Country offers 100 full hook-up camping sites on 8.5 acres and is located just 11 miles north of the downtown Nashville loop. The campground is owned by Jim and Mary Zabrowski and managed with the help of their children .Nashville Country has overcome major obstacles in the past few years. They had to rebuild not once, but twice due to flooding and have come back stronger each time. Most recently, being upgraded to a “green” park that includes, rain barrels, rain gardens, energy and water conservation plus FREE charging for electric cars and becoming a class I Tennessee Arboretum.
Named Tennesse’s Small Campground of the Year, Bluewater Rv Resort & Marina is located in Dayton. Bluewater offers tent sites and 36 full hook up RV camping sites on the water, as well as one and three bedroom cabins. The campground is owned by Doug and Angela Whitaker and managed by Todd Josselyn. Doug and Angela closed the campground in 2010, completely refurbished the park, and reopened in January 2011.
Bluewater offers wide concrete roads for easy site access, spacious concrete campsites with new 50 amp connections, WiFi, campground and bait store, laundry room, cable TV, a playground, a newly remodeled bath house, a 50 seat pavilion, boat docks, and a private boat launch. Guest reviews have been overwhelming positive.
Trivia for Around the Campfire!
“Flea Market” And where does the name “flea market” come from anyway? According to Word and Phrase Origins by Robert Hendrickson, “These bargain markets have nothing to do with fleas. Flea market has been an American expression as far back as Dutch colonial days when there was a very real Vallie (Valley) Market at the valley, or foot, of Maiden Lane in downtown Manhattan. The Vallie Market came to be abbreviated to Vlie Market and this was soon being pronounced Flea Market. Today there is a flea market (marche aux puces) area in Paris.”
Bill Albright, Poet Extrordinaire
You may not be aware that staff member Bill Albright, who is likely the first person that answers the phone or answers your questions at Workamper News, is a great poet that makes our lives sweeter. There is not a subject he won’t compose a poem about, including our fun mascot, Sewiepig.
You’re our Choice
Hear the Happy
In our voice
You are our Piggy
>From Tail to Snout
And we are Proud
To have you Sitting
On our Hose
You make it Easy
On our Nose
Pink on Pink
A lot of Stink
Full of Water
You Hold the Hose
Just like You Oughter
On the Ground
And Tight in Place
You Put a Smile
Upon our Face
Fly No More !
Evened the Score
You Make your Mark
Upon the Hoses
In the Park
Sewie Pig Sewie Pig
In the Night
I wish I may
I wish I might
Have YOU Sewiepig
on My Hose
You’re the best Sewie Pig
I ever Chose !
We appreciate Bill’s humor and talent!