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Putting a Spotlight on Your Growth


Every two months, we host a seminar series that tackles the details of building and running a successful action sports or fashion industry business.



Tips for Entering into a Licensing Agreement


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.



D.A. Davidson Research: Active Lifestyle Industry Update


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.



ChopShop Partners with the Newport Beach Film Festival for 2012 Action Sports Film Series


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.



Come see Why SDSI

Come learn how SDSI can help your company grow


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.



Agenda Long Beach: largest show to date, new features

Agenda will hold our first Long Beach show on January 5th and 6th, 2012.


This new LB show will be our largest show to date, coming in just shy of a quarter million square feet at 235,000 sqft total.


Agenda300x100Jan2012Agenda Long Beach will feature 500+ brands and we are expecting about 12,000 - 14,000 attendees over the two days.