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How Can I Upgrade?
September 8, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Question: How do I upgrade from QuickBooks Pro to Premier? Answer: QuickBooks makes it easy to upgrade from Pro to Premier. First, download Premier; then back up your QuickBooks company file. Print out your balance sheet and income statement on the accrual basis. When you are ready to upgrade, go to "File," "Open" or "Restore…

Be Kind
September 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The Dalai Lama has said, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Kindness can be a guiding principle that will always provide you with the right choices. When faced with a difficult decision, ask yourself, “What would a kind person do?” A few years ago, life served up major crisis after major crisis into…

Nike Used Athlete Performance Data to Design Apparel and It Sure Is Something
September 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Apparel brands are looking for more ways to stand out in a crowded market, and data has become the latest tool making an impact. Nike seems to be the most recent company looking to give big data a chance, and its new Advanced Apparel Exploration line is the result. According to dezeen, the Advanced Apparel…

Will Nordstrom's No-Inventory Clothing Store Change How People Buy Apparel?
September 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm

It might seem strange that a clothing retailer would decide to open a new storefront without clothes, but that's exactly what Nordstrom plans to do. According to USA Today, the company's new store in Los Angeles will not be your typical clothing store. It will be significantly smaller than its typical department store, and it…

Pantone Predicts 12 Colors That Will Be Huge for Spring
September 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Is there anything we love more in the promotional apparel world than a Pantone color announcement? Last year, Pantone announced its top colors for spring 2017 with Kale and Niagara topping the list, which both proved to be hot colors this year. For spring 2018, Pantone revealed a list of 12 color choices, and they…

Persistence, Patience and Pasta
September 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

Early on in building my distributorship to $20 million (I sold that business in the early '90s to focus on our franchise model), I realized there were only four activities that would make me wealthy. Today at Proforma we call these the 4 Pillars of Success. Earn new customers. Sell more to current customers. Hire…

5 Steps to Improve Your Google Ranking
September 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Step 1 Recognize that if it were easy, everyone would do it. And if everyone did it, still only 10 results will show on the search result page. In other words, Step 1 is recognizing the reality of the challenge so you can focus on what you really want to accomplish. Step 2 Decide on…

Plus-Sized Children's Clothing Causes Controversy
September 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

As of this year, more and more retailers and clothing brands are expanding their lineups to include more plus-sized offerings. These decisions have been mostly met with positive reactions, and as a result, more brands continue to follow suit. But, when you add plus-sized children's clothing into the mix, apparently, things can get dicey. According…

Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson End T-shirt Feud
September 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

It must be strange to be a celebrity. After all, who else can carry out a very public feud via T-shirts? Thankfully, we all got to watch the mayhem unfold between Justin Bieber and Marilyn Manson. Here's how it all went down. According to People, Bieber used an unauthorized photo of Manson on the front…