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Why Is Kanye West's Merchandise Making Millions?
March 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

About a month ago, Kanye West hosted his Yeezy 3 fashion show and "The Life of Pablo" album listening party in Madison Square Garden. Tickets sold out in minutes, and those who were quick enough to snag tickets were able to purchase special-edition merchandise for…

Can I Eat That?
March 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm

We ask ourselves this question every day. For example: Oh look, someone brought in donuts! Can I eat that? Hmm, this has been in the fridge for three weeks. Can I eat that? Mmmmm this lip balm smells like pineapples. Can I eat that? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never gnawed on lip balm before, but…

Creating Default Templates in QuickBooks
March 25, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Question: How do I make a particular template my default template in QuickBooks? Answer: QuickBooks does not let you specify a particular template as your default template for a specific form, such as an invoice or purchase order. After using that specific template for a number of times, it will start coming up. But it's…

Rainmaker Sales
March 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

So, you want to be a rainmaker? Doesn’t everyone in sales? While rainmakers make it look easy, it is not. Rainmakerdom does not come without laying solid groundwork and building trust and relationships. Sometimes this groundwork is many years in the making. Below are solid tips to consider in your hunt for the coveted title…

Check Out the Merch Table
March 29, 2016 at 5:32 pm

I listen to a lot of music, and I've been to more shows than I can count (many of which were in basements and certainly broke fire codes). Because of this, I have my fair share of concert and band tees. Recently, we reported a few stories about music merchandise—a new app lets music fans…

If You Aren't Reinventing the Future, the Future Will Reinvent You
March 31, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Where will you be when things settle down? A great number of marginal performers will be gone. Those who have not innovated will be gone. Those who have not created value for their clients will be gone. But a lot of us will be standing, and will be better, stronger and more equipped for success.…

The 2016 #Online18
April 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Congratulations to the 2016 #Online18! Each year I do this list, I find it more and more difficult to identify the top influencers. Each year, Klout and other online scoring tools factor less and less in the final ranking. Still useful, these online tools can’t measure the impact a person has and often mistakes activity…

Keeping Art Files to Find Them Later
April 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Question: Is there an easy way to keep art files so I can find them later? Answer: While this technically is not an accounting question, cataloging your art files is important for keeping your order management organized. During my distributor days, I kept a folder in my documents called "Art." I would keep all my…

5 Tips for Better Product Videos, Ranked from Least to Most Expensive
April 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm

It’s no secret that video marketing totally has exploded. It’s pretty much become an absolute necessity for all businesses, even if they are traditional brick-and-mortar stores. A few years ago, you could get away with any kind of video quality because you might be only one of three companies on YouTube or Vimeo. Now that…