What does is take to be successful in business? According to Larry Mersereau-small business consultant, speaker and author in the field of marketing and promotion-a look at successful people tells you that the ability to spot opportunity in these rapidly changing times is one major key. And it's not enough to just see opportunity, he says. It's not even enough to see it and act on it. It's at least equally important to be able to assess whether the opportunity you're looking at is right for you...before you act on it.
Frank Homann, Siemens VDO vice president of cockpit modules, "declared the in-vehicle CD player a dead man walking, doomed by a rising tide of portable digital music players, high-tech cell phones and packaging issues" during the SAE International World Congress. According to Ward's Auto, Homann stated that Siemens is working on systems for 2012, which include CD players, but that by 2015 they won't be around.
In the wake of other successful B-segment icons, such as the Scion xB, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris, Nissan has signaled its plans of transplanting another diminutive Japanese vehicle to the U.S. market—the Cube.
The 2007 SEMA Show Exhibitor registration is now open! To register, visit www.SEMAshow.com and choose the link in the Exhibitor column called "Register."
As an exhibitor at the 2007 SEMA Show, your company will receive badges based on the amount of exhibit space that you reserved.
Booth Size (Net Square Feet) = Allotment
100–150 = 4
200–250 = 6
300–350 = 8
400–550 = 15
600–850 = 20
900–1150 = 25
1200 = 30
California SEMA members converged on the state capitol in Sacramento to help educate state lawmakers on the importance of the $36.7 billion automotive specialty-equipment industry to the state economy and the impact of government initiatives on the industry's continued viability.
American drivers continue to embrace the notion of customization and personalization, having purchased a record $36.72 billion worth of specialty automotive products in 2006. The number represents a 7% increase over 2005, when sales reached $34.28 billion.
SEMA Show exhibitors that would like to build a Nissan-based project vehicle are reminded that the deadline to submit project-vehicle proposals to Nissan is Thursday, June 15. Proposals based on all current Nissan models will be accepted. Nissan's 2007 SEMA Show strategy will focus primarily on the 2007 Sentra and the 2008 Altima Coupe.
SEMA's eight councils and two committees are set to tee off on the greens of the Strawberry Farms Golf Club as part of Council Cup - Cash for Kids, a friendly game of golf to benefit children's charities. All groups will compete in teams of four. The teams are:
Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)
Ernie Silvers, Egge Machine Co. Inc.
Jim Barber, Classic Automotive Restoration
Dave Mihalko Jr., Restoration Specialties
Alex Tainsh, SoffSeal Inc.
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