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Inventory Versus Non-inventory Parts
December 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Question: In QuickBooks, do I set up my items as “non-inventory part” or “inventory part?” Answer: Most always, ad specialty transactions are of the “non-inventory part” variety. The items ordered are customized to our clients' specifications—drop shipped directly to them, and we, the distributor, do not take physical possession. And in QuickBooks, these transactions are…

Turn Your Job into a Business: Part 2
December 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

In my last blog article, I discussed the fact that most distributors don’t really own a business, but rather, they own a job. The test to determine if you own your own business is if you can fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where to send your check. The key words…

Royal Apparel Promotes Katia Taveras to Production Supervisor
December 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Royal Apparel, Hauppauge, N.Y., announced the promotion of Katia Taveras to production supervisor. She will have the primary responsibility of the production process and coordination. “Katia has been a key part of our success, and we were thrilled to promote her to this…

The Wrap: American Apparel Confirms 3,500 Potential Layoffs
December 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Here’s what’s happening this week in the apparel world … We've heard rumors that American Apparel employees could expect layoffs, but Consumerist reported that American Apparel confirmed the news. The apparel company verified that it sent notices to almost 3,500 employees about the potential layoffs. However, for now, American Apparel is saying the warnings are "purely a…

Could the Denim Trend Leave Athleisure in the Dust?
December 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

For a while now, we've thought the athleisure trend was everlasting. Because honestly, there's nothing better than comfortable looks being in style. But, the fairy tale might be over, according to Reuters. Lululemon…

Forever 21's New 'Choker' Causes Major Backlash
December 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

Maybe Forever 21 is just ahead of its time, or maybe it's pulling our legs. Either way, its latest look is definitely avant-garde. Because the '90s are back in style, chokers are the latest trending…

Another Year In the Books
December 8, 2016 at 11:13 am

In just more than three short weeks, we’ll be saying “so long” to 2016 and welcoming in a brand new start. As the craziness of December slows down from a boil to a simmer, and when you finally get to catch your breath, you realize the reset button gets hit, and soon you’ll be starting…

Come Together
December 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

I have written about changing business landscapes in this publication for more than a decade now. During this time, we have experienced a shift in technology that created an “adapt or perish” atmosphere. We also experienced a recession so deep, many didn’t expect our industry could bounce back. But, we did. Today, we face uncertainties…

Home Automation Is Fun and Simple
December 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

If you haven’t started with home automation yet, now is the time. Even if you have, now is the time to add one more thing: Amazon Echo Dot, better known as Alexa. On its own, Amazon Echo Dot ($50) is a great deal. It plays music (although only loud enough for one room), creates shopping…

Students Protest School's Ban on Confederate Flag Clothing
December 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

A high school in Pennsylvania recently banned all apparel featuring the Confederate flag, and some students have taken to protest, according to Yahoo. The ban came to be after a student complained that a fellow student wore a hoodie with the image. At first, the student was reprimanded for…