January 30 2014.

The January/February edition of Motorcycle Trader is landing now and carries a feature highlighting a selection of new products and services that you can expect to come to market in the year ahead from key suppliers. Trader looks into how workshop equipment specialist RS Workshop helped Sussex-based Boretech to diversify its established 30-year-old business into the MOT service sector.

Elsewhere in the issue, the News and Business News pages are packed with topical and interesting facts and figures, and in the regular New Products section there are a good number of showroom and service items worthy of consideration for the year ahead.

If you’ve ever considered importing from China, then don’t move a muscle until you have read Sean Kerr’s Beginner’s Guide on conducting business with Chinese motorcycle companies. If you’re an employer, you should take note of the employment law updates and HMRC auto-enrolment schemes as outlined in the indispensable Trader Business Journal.

On the columnist front, TV personality Guy Martin captures Mark Williams’ attention, Sticky considers fuel economy and the MCIA’s Stevie Muir explains more of the Association’s work and its upcoming events.

The Events Calendar lists the shows and events you can’t afford to miss this year, and the final registration figures for 2013, give a glimmer of hope.

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