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What's the Secret to Increased Profit for 99% of U.S. Businesses? Exporting

The U.S. government estimates that less than 1% of U.S. small businesses currently export, even though there’s huge demand for high-quality, American-made products.

The Allure of China

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The allure of China is undeniable. Its rising incomes, growing middle class and fast-growing vehicle market all frequently make the news in the United States. Not all the news out of China is positive, however. Almost weekly, there are stories about counterfeit goods with ties to China. Counterfeit goods cost companies in the United States billions of dollars a year.  There is no denying that intellectual property rights (IPR) protection is a problem for companies doing business in China, be it sourcing products there or selling in the market.

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Getting Started in International Commerce

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Companies that wish to extend their reach beyond U.S. borders can branch into emerging automotive markets that offer huge potential for increased sales. The keys to successful international ventures are careful research and reasonable expectations. The first step is to discover what vehicles are available in the target locale, and the second is to discover what products resonate with consumers there. SEMA offers several programs that can help get member companies started. 

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Spy Photos

Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes CLS 63 AMG, Porsche 911 GT2

SEMA News - June 2010

The images and information provided in “Spy Photos” are supplied by the spy shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co. Spy photos are included each week in SEMA eNews, the association’s electronic newsletter. To receive your copy of SEMA eNews, e-mail enews@sema.org.

SEMA’s Financial Benchmarking Program

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The SEMA Financial Benchmarking Program was developed in order to provide SEMA members with financial benchmarks they could use to help measure and compare their business operations with others in the industry. Industry-specific key performance indicators are reported that can then be used by participants to improve or grow their businesses.

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Trade Show Leads

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Trade show participation can be one of the most effective ways to introduce new customers to your products or services as well as to update current clients about innovations. A trade show provides an opportunity for face-to-face consultations and hands-on demonstrations, delivering everything up to and including order agreements. Yet somewhere between 75% and 85% of the leads developed at trade shows are never followed up after the show. That’s a staggering waste of a significant investment.

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SEMA Show Early Registration Surpasses 2009 Mark

Judging by the first week of 2010 SEMA Show booth-space reservations, the specialty-equipment industry is showing tangible signs of economic recovery.

SEMA News - May 2010

  SEMA NEWS-MAY 2010-INDUSTRY NEWS
 

The number of exhibitors submitting contracts for booth space at the 2010 SEMA Show has increased 20% compared with the same period last year.  

New Event Helps Grow U.S. Businesses in China

The specialty-equipment market in China today is strikingly similar to the U.S. market in the early days of the car customizing scene during the ’50s and ‘60s.

SEMA News - May 2010 

U.S. Manufacturers to Be Matched With Buyers From the World’s Largest, Fastest-Growing Automotive Market

By Linda Spencer

Taking Care of Your Business

SEMA Show attendees visit the Business Services section of the Las Vegas Convention Center searching for tools to tune-up their day-to-day operations.

 SEMA News - May 2010

SEMA NEWS-MAY 2010-BUSINESS 

SEMA Show attendees visit the Business Services section of the Las Vegas Convention Center searching for tools

Spy Photos

Chevy Volt, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, MINI Cooper S, Ford Falcon

SEMA News - May 2010

The images and information provided in “Spy Photos” are supplied by the spy shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co. Spy photos are included each week in SEMA eNews, the association’s electronic newsletter. To receive your copy of SEMA eNews, e-mail enews@sema.org

 

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