SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 4, January 29, 2009

Increase Sales, Eliminate Redundancy With eCataloging Standards

SEMA's next webinar will cover the importance of accurate product eCataloging information, and the problems that inaccurate information can cause for your specialty parts and accessories business.

Presenter Scott O'Toole will demonstrate the basics of standardized retail product eCataloging formats and sections of the data standards (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard and Product Information Exchange Standard) in easy-to-understand layman’s terms during this webinar sponsored by the SEMA Business Technology Committee (BTC).

What: "Business Efficiency 101: Using Product Information to Increase Sales, Boost Image and Reduce Costs"
When: Thursday, February 5, 2009, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PST)
Presenter: Scott O’Toole, Manager, Product Pricing and PIES Compliance, Motor State Distributing

Click here to register for the February 5 SEMA webinar.

Also, don't forget to mark your calendar for SEMA's upcoming webinar, "Job Costing Systems That Will Boost Your Cash Flow."

Participate in this session to discover how to effectively monitor and evaluate your overall operating expenses for your business. SEMA  Accounting Director Tom Aiono will discuss the basics of job costing and other simple tools that you can use now to manage the cash flow in your company. Topics that will be discussed include how to identify problems and uncertainties, how to use the Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) analysis and how to make predictions about the future of your business.

What: "Job Costing Systems That Will Boost Your Cash Flow"
When: Thursday, February 19, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PST)
Presenter: Tom Aiono, SEMA Accounting Director

Click here to register for the February 19 SEMA webinar.

SEMA's Webinar Program: The SEMA webinar program brings the world-class business seminars featured during the SEMA Show right to your desktop. Different business-building sessions are constantly added to the program, offering members the latest insight and practices from today’s leading speakers.

All SEMA webinars are conducted live and are open to all employees of SEMA-member companies free of charge. To participate, all you need is a computer with Internet access and a telephone. All previous SEMA webinars are available for download by clicking here. To view upcoming presentations that you can attend via telephone and Internet, click here.

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