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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…

Practice Agility
November 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Most salespeople are extremely agile. Extremely agile. Salespeople want to say "yes" to anything. Agility is critical to success in sales. A great process is critical, too, but being flexible to meet each customer’s needs is equally critical. Agility often breaks down once you get past sales. Operation teams often are far less agile by…

6 Cold Weather Accessories Your Business Needs for Fall
November 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm

While we East Coast residents have enjoyed a warmer couple of weeks of fall, the party seems to be over. With mornings ducking to 40 degrees, it might be time to transition to cold weather apparel and accessories. There’s no better time for your business to take advantage of the cold front, and your clients' end-users…

The Wrap: Cheerleading Uniforms Case Heads to Supreme Court and More
November 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Here’s what’s happening this week in the apparel world … It's no surprise that a lot of controversial cases make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. But, we didn't expect to see cheerleader uniforms making the list. According to Fortune, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether…

American Apparel May Not Make it Through the Holidays
November 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm

The largest clothing manufacturer in North America is hanging by a thread. American Apparel, less than nine months after emerging from Chapter 11 and losing sales and bleeding cash, has been slashing payroll at its Los Angeles factory — but it may not be enough to keep it afloat through the holidays. Working with a…

New Law Bans N.H. Voters from Wearing Campaign Pins, T-shirts at the Polls
November 2, 2016 at 3:24 pm

The N.H. secretary of state’s office is suggesting moderators have a poncho on hand for Election Day, and not to protect against the weather. A new state law prohibits people from wearing campaign pins, stickers or clothing inside polling places. Offenders could face a fine of…