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An Opportunity For Specialty-Equipment Businesses and Dealerships

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Ford was the Vehicle Manufacturer of the Show for the 2009 SEMA Show, but its support for specialty-equipment companies goes well beyond that. The Ford Licensed Accessories Program offers qualified SEMA members the chance to boost sales of their products through Ford dealerships.

“It is a great concept and we’ve had a lot of growth with the program,” says Ernie Bunnell, vice president of sales and marketing at 3dCarbon of Newport Beach, California.

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10+2 Initiative for Importing Products Into the U.S.

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The process of importing products into the U.S. has changed for good. In a webinar entitled “10+2=New Filing Requirements for All Companies Importing Products to the U.S. Now in Effect,” presenter Richard Di Nucci, director of the Secure Freight Initiative for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), details the new Importer Security Filing (ISF), commonly known as the 10+2 Initiative, which will directly affect all businesses that import products into the U.S.

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Next-Generation Customer Reviews

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With 73% of online retailers seeing customer reviews as a key priority in 2009, according to a recent Forrester report, it’s no wonder the cultivation of online reviews is becoming an art form. Retailers that have already seen online reviews translate into healthy sales increases are rolling out next-generation versions of their sites faster than you can say “thumbs up.”

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Key Steps Leading to Global Success

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A great product mixed with great service is the key factor identified by Bob Scheid, vice president of export-savvy flywheel and clutch manufacturer Fidanza Engineering Corp., in the company’s growing overseas sales. The Perry, Ohio-based firm sells to 27 countries around the world and has always been an internationally focused company, growing its international sales alongside its domestic sales since the very start of the firm 12 years ago.

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Tick-Tock

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While most businesses have soundly rejected Vista and are tenaciously hanging on to Windows XP until Microsoft comes up with a better operating system (OS), the day of reckoning approaches. The reason: Microsoft drove another bloody stake into XP on April 14, 2009, when it officially ended “mainstream support” for the OS. This means that your warranty on XP is void. It also means that if you want support on XP other than basic patches or basic security upgrades, you’ll have to pay Microsoft under a separate, “extended support” agreement.

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Beyond Theory

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What if your company had access to some of the brightest minds in your field? What if those minds, students at a major university, were allowed to focus on the creation and development of a product to which your company might eventually have marketing rights? What if the result was bottom-line revenue?

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SEMA Measuring Sessions

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As automakers come out with more models specifically designed for personalization, attending measuring sessions is becoming ever more important for SEMA members. The sessions are an opportunity to get data and ideas for aftermarket products for new vehicles. They’re also a great place to make contacts that could result in future business.

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