SEMA Recession Survival Webinar Series - Tools For Success in Challenging Times |


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SEMA Members


Recession Survival Toolkit

Archived Webinars


Increasing Profits with Fewer Customers
Audio/Video, PDF


Relationship Management within the Supply Chain: Get the Most from Your Suppliers, Company and Teams
Audio/Video, PDF


Taking Positive Control of Your Company: How to Save Your Business When the Economic News is Negative
Audio/Video, PDF


Make 2009 Turn Out Fine: It’s Only the Little Things that Matter
Audio/Video, PDF


“Right-On, No-Bull” Guide to Marketing in a Tough Economy

Audio/Video, PDF


U.S. and the World Economy: Will They Shift Forward?
Audio/Video, PDF


Lean Thinking - The Toyota Way of Doing Business

The economy is in crisis. Businesses are losing ground; some are failing. Now is the time to act, to learn how to match your team’s skills and technology to the requirements of the day. In response to the prevailing crisis, SEMA is launching a series of web-based seminars over the next six weeks to provide immediate help to its member companies.

The new program will focus on topics specific to today’s challenges, including managing cash flow, retaining the best employees, managing inventory and leading your company through 2009 into the new business environment. In a brief and to-the-point "Recession Survival Series," SEMA will offer webinars to give your staff the guidance they need to survive the turbulent economy and be poised to thrive when it recovers.


E-mail Nathan Ridnouer for more information.


Recession Survival Series




FREE for SEMA members

$29/webinar for non-members



Thursday, March 19, 2009
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (PST)
“Protecting Your Finances from the Economy”
By Matthew Egan, VP & Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Understand the market and how to survive in it. Matthew Egan provides an investment-focused presentation covering topics such as preserving your principal, learning what kind of dividend income you can expect, finding attainable and sustainable returns and what should you do with cash. What does your investment portfolio look like? Your finances of 2007 won’t be made whole again by doing nothing, and you can’t simply hope for a recovery. This critically important webinar will teach you what you need to do to protect yourself and your business.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (PST)
“Inventory Management: Stop Storing Cash in the Warehouse”
By Tom Shay, Profits+Plus

Money sitting in dead inventory is dead money, and so is money sitting in a checking account. Increasing inventory turnover will greatly increase return on investment, and it’s a better way to stop burning through cash than extending the margins on the products you offer. Shay’s session will help you to understand ways to determine how much inventory you need in your business during each part of the year and to have cash on hand for the purchase of new inventory. The recession is a wonderful opportunity to make money for those who observe their competition's mistakes. This session is sure to help increase the bottom line for businesses of all sizes.


Thursday, April 2, 2009
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (PST)
“Job Costing Systems that Will Boost Your Cash Flow”
By Tom Aiono, Accounting Manager, SEMA

Discover how to effectively monitor and evaluate the overall operating expenses of your business. Aiono discusses the basics of job costing and other simple tools that you can use now to manage your company’s cash flow. Learn to identify problems and uncertainties, to use Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) analysis and make predictions about the future of your business. Costs reduce profit; learn to control both.

Thursday, April 9, 2009
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (PST)
“Tough Times Bring Change: Learn How to Manage Moving Forward”
By Peter de Jager, Technobility

In today’s economy, management is faced with two conflicting situations: we must implement all change that is necessary and resist all change that isn’t essential. Through Peter de Jager’s webinar, you will learn how to get people to embrace the change that is necessary and create an environment that allows rational resistance. Walk away with the tools your business needs to help you manage and achieve what at first glance appears to be unsolvable. Use change to move forward.