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Yes, You Can Make $500,000 a Year
October 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm

In my last article, I discussed the No. 1 reason why most people in our industry aren’t rich. In that article, I stated that there is no good reason for people in our industry to make less than $500,000 per year income unless they choose not to. To some, that may sound like a lofty,…

Be Bad at Something
October 18, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Be bad at something, perhaps a few things. Consider being downright awful at one thing. Why be bad at something? Simply put: So you can be great at the things that matter. Consider Amazon. It isn't great at "in-person" customer service, even though it is great at customer service. In fact, it offers some of the…

Ex-American Apparel CEO Hopes New Job Has Less Death Threats
October 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Last month, American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider announced her plans to step down from her position, as rumors of a potential sale began to spin. American Apparel didn't give much reason for her departure, and we…

The 8 Weirdest Trump, Clinton Promotional Products
October 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm

With the final presidential debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton taking place tonight, I started thinking about the most important aspect of the election: the promotional products. At least for me, I much prefer perusing political merchandise than listening to political propaganda. The best part about this election is that supporters have taken…

Under Armour Lands Huge Deal for MLB Uniforms
October 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Under Armour finally has snagged its first major American professional sports uniform deal, according to ESPN. Once Majestic Athletic's contract as the official on-field uniform provider for the MLB expires, Under…

The Wrap: Delta Airlines Partners with Lands' End for Uniform Overhaul and More
October 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world ... Perhaps Delta Airlines tapped Lands' End to update its employee uniforms after the American Airlines uniform debacle. Either way, the powerhouse airline is teaming up with the retailer to manufacture and supply uniforms for about 60,000 Delta employees, according…

Simplify Your File Search
October 21, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Instead of a question today, I'm going to pass along a tip from a client. I’m always interested in new ideas to simplify the accounting, bookkeeping and order management systems for ad specialty distributors. And recently, my client, Bruce Cunningham of Great Ideas in Santa Fe, N.M., shared an idea that reduces paper usage and…

5 Ways to Stand Out When Selling Uniforms
October 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Whether we need help finding our seats at a ballgame, a refill on our drinks in a restaurant, or immediate assistance in an emergency room, we always know whom to turn to. How? Uniforms. And they aren’t just helpful in identifying who works where—they’re also crucial in further establishing your clients’ brands. They reinforce a…

The Wrap: The Chicago Cubs Predicted to Break Merchandise Records and More
October 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world ... While the Chicago Cubs lost game 1 of the World Series last night, the fan apparel is still a winner. According to Forbes, the Cubs are likely to break themed merchandise records with their licensed hats, jerseys, W…

Boycott of Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line Continues to Grow
October 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

In response to recent accusations against presidential candidate Donald Trump, critics are urging shoppers to boycott Ivanka Trump's clothing line, according to The Los Angeles Times. The boycott has taken to social media with the hashtag, #GrabYourWallets. It also targets the stores selling Ivanka Trump's clothing line, including…