Licensing can be like jumping into cold water at 6 am – you’re hesitant to do it, but once you’re in the water and catch your first wave, you’re fine. Start-up brands and established brands are often unsure about the details and/or benefits of licensing. To some, licensing may help increase business beyond what they ever expected. To others, licensing can be your worst nightmare.
Sales growth mixed. Overall, our covered companies grew the topline by an average median rate of 11.4% during calendar 3Q, a respectable level given what is still a relatively difficult macro environment. Ten of 17 companies exceeded consensus revenue expectations, but results varied widely depending on company size and channel position. For example, the fastest growth continued to be concentrated in younger, brand-oriented companies like SKUL, BDE, CROX and UA, which collectively averaged 37.8% revenue growth during calendar 3Q.
Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series: April 26-May 3, 2012
ChopShop is on board again this year as the co-producer of the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series. This is the fourth consecutive year that ChopShop has partnered with the Newport Beach Film Festival leading the effort to establish and brand the Series as the destination for action sports filmmakers and their films.
What absolutely attracted me to join SDSI as Executive Director last month was the networking. Our mission is about connecting people and companies and creating opportunities, all with the goal of growing the Southern California sports economy.
Sales is always a top priority but most companies have antiquated processes. On September 9, from 12:00-1:00 PM PDT, NuOrder co-founder and CEO Heath Wells will host a webinar explaining how to increase wholesale sales using an ecommerce solution.
It’s time to go back to school, and with that comes back-to-school shopping, followed by Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and dare I say it so early in the season, year-end holidays like Christmas. With these events on the near horizon, it’s usually around this time of year that I get asked what’s trending in retail. Our recent blog post details the retail trends to watch.
Join us on September 15th (the week of the Hurley Pro) for an industry bowling night! Brands, retailers, surf pros and beneficiaries will go head to head for bragging rights and the title of StokesMe Bowl-A-Rama Champions.You must secure a StokesMe sponsorship in order to participate in the StokesMe Bowl-A-Rama. All sponsorships benefit the 15 SIMA Humanitarian Fund beneficiaries dedicated to improving the quality of life, health, and/or welfare of people.
SIA Snow Show is January 27-February 2, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. With our official hotel partner, onPeak, we have negotiated the best rates at convenient Denver hotels. You're only a few clicks away from a great hotel at an exclusive SIA Snow Show 2016 rate.