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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…

The Wrap: Cleveland Indians Phase Out Offensive Chief Wahoo Mascot
December 14, 2016 at 11:22 am

  Here's what's happening in the apparel world this week ... According to Yahoo, the Cleveland Indians are migrating away from their insensitive Chief Wahoo mascot for next year's uniforms. Many of the Chief Wahoo imaging will be replaced by the block "C" perhaps in an effort to…

This is My New, Favorite Tote Bag
December 14, 2016 at 11:02 am

Working in the promo industry, I tend to be hyperaware of the promotional products I encounter in my everyday life. So, when I took a spontaneous trip to New York City for a weekend, I got too excited about a tote bag I saw at a farmers' market. But, what kind of Promo Marketing writer would…

Pinterest Predicts These 9 Style Trends Will Be Huge for 2017
December 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

When Pantone announces its 2017 Color of the Year, you know it's time for the fashion world to look ahead to 2017. For Pinterest, that means poring over in-house data to determine what's going to be big in 2017. The social media site released its 100 trend predictions, and we sifted through the data to bring…

Trust Your Instincts
December 16, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Question: I called Intuit/QuickBooks support and was told something that I know is not the way we do business. How can that happen? Answer: We have a complex and unique business. We do not fit typical business models, and it is confusing to many bookkeepers, CPA's and, yes, even QuickBooks support on occasion. Recently, a…

7 Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever
December 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Are you ready? Ready to make 2017 your best year ever? Here are seven steps to make it happen. 1. Identify a Big Goal for Your Business. I recommend setting a big sales goal for three to five years out. Identify a specific sales goal and a specific deadline. Then, write it down and read…

These 4 Athletic Apparel Trends Will Be Big in 2017
December 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm

With 2017 almost here, many people are beginning to jot down their New Year's resolutions. And, as usual, this means a number of health and fitness related goals are making the cut. As such, Brit+Co. took a look at the trends that fitness enthusiasts and novices alike will utilize to get into shape. If you…

Columbia Sportswear Releases Star Wars Themed Outerwear
December 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

It what may be the strangest news to come across your newsfeed today, Columbia Sportswear has announced a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story themed line of clothing in conjunction with the film's release on Dec. 16th. It's a pretty strange cross over with the outdoor world and a pop culture behemoth, but maybe if…

Shoppers Appalled By 'Sexist' Email Surrounding This Dress
December 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

This dress wasn’t meant to be controversial. In fact, it was advertised as quite the opposite. In an email sent by the British clothing store Joy, the bird-patterned frock was described as the perfect garment to wear to your boyfriend’s house to “meet the parents”—all thanks to its “respectable neckline” and knee-length trim, among other things.