PRO Long Range Planning Meeting and Industry Discussion

On July 16, 2014, leaders of the restyling and accessory world will converge at SEMA headquarters in Southern California. Join the Professional Restylers Organization as they hold their Long Range Planning Meeting and Industry discussion. The SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center will play host as leading manufacturers, WD’s, installers, and restyling professionals discuss the future of the industry and develop strategies that SEMA and the PRO Select Committee will use in addressing the challenges and opportunities confronting your business.

Webinar: Are You Missing Out? Introduction to the R&D Tax Credit

This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the R&D Tax Credit (aka Manufacturer's Tax Credit). Along with a brief history of the credit, the session will inform participants about what qualifies as R&D in the eyes of the IRS, how to capture the costs associated with R&D efforts, an overview of the potential risks and rewards involved, several examples of actual cases, and finally how all of this could apply to many of SEMA's members.

Data Management Made Easy with the SDC

Confused about how to get started managing your product data? Even businesses that have no prior experience with product data can be up and running quickly with the SEMA Data Co-op's (SDC) powerful online tools and live Help Desk support. Businesses can learn how to get started and see a live demonstration of the SDC system from Director of Membership Jim Graven by attending the SEMA webinar taking place April 3, 2014. The session will explain how businesses like yours can benefit from the SDC, which is already helping more than 600 suppliers and re-sellers manage their parts data, improve efficiencies and increase sales.

New Report Examines Powersports Accessories Market

A new report focused on the accessorization of utility task vehicles (UTVs, also known as side-by-sides) reveals that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold in the United States in 2010-2012. Released by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the 62-page report provides auto accessory businesses with an understanding of the needs and purchase habits of UTV owners and aids in their marketing, sales and product development efforts.

SEMA Data Co-op Announces Membership Milestone

The SEMA Data Co-op is now helping more than 600 automotive specialty equipment Suppliers and re-sellers around the world standardize and manage their parts data to improve efficiency and increase sales, a 300 percent increase from August last year. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) is the trade organization representing the $31 billion automotive aftermarket industry.


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