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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…

3 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You
November 3, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Competitive research is important, but it can be hard to find time to do it. Trusting someone else to summarize for you can leave important holes in your understanding of competitors’ strategies and processes. I want to make sure I’m clear about who I am and where I fit into the marketplace, as well as…

Do You Own a Business or a Job?
November 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

If you are like most business owners, you want to make money from the efforts of others. A lot of people say they own their own businesses, but many really don’t own businesses at all. They just own jobs. Here’s the test: Can you fly to Hawaii for three months and tell someone else where…

5 Long-Sleeve Tees End-Users Need This Winter
November 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

October was gone in an instant, and before you know it, radio stations will be playing holiday music 24/7. To help your clients' end-users prepare for the winter chill, give them the gift of these trendy and warm long-sleeve T-shirts. Whether they're hanging up colorful decorations, shoveling snow or cozying up by the fire, these…

The Wrap: How Donald Trump's Win Affects the Retail World and More
November 9, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Here’s what’s happening this week in the apparel world … With Donald Trump winning the presidential election last night, many businesses are left wondering, "How will this affect me?" For retail sales, Forbes predicted consumers will not make big purchases, and small purchases will also decline. Forbes also predicted…