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BDA Receives $75 Million in Financing from American Capital
American Capital Ltd., an equity firm and global asset manager based in Bethesda, Md., announced it has committed $75 million in financing for Bensussen, Deutsch & Associates Inc. (BDA). The money will fund with the distributor's growth plans.... more »
American Apparel Names New Interim CEO
American Apparel announced this morning that it has named Scott Brubaker as its new interim CEO, effective immediately. Brubaker will replace John Luttrell, who was the company's chief financial officer and took over the CEO position after founding CEO Dov... more »
Amazon Takes a Big Step Toward Finally Making Its Own Deliveries
From Wired
This past Christmas, when delivery delays left many Santas empty-handed, Amazon’s biggest vulnerability was exposed: It doesn’t control the last, most important step. Amazon is brilliant at getting orders out its own doors, but with rare exceptions, it relies on... more »
After One Product Recall, Fitbit Faces a New Safety Inquiry
From The New York Times
Fitbit, the popular maker of activity-monitoring wristbands, ran into trouble earlier this year after some consumers complained of severe skin irritations from the Fitbit Force. Soon, it will learn what the government has to say about another Fitbit product, the... more »
Shumsky President Named to BizWomen's Power 50 List
The Dayton Business Journal named Anita Emoff, Shumsky Promotions' and Boost Rewards' president, to its Dayton BizWomen's Power 50 list. Compiled by the paper's editorial board, the list includes the 50 most influential women in the Dayton, Fla. region based... more »
3 Customers to Avoid Whenever Possible
From Inc.
Most of the time, customers are (obviously) a good thing to have, even though some can be difficult. However, there are three types of customers who are always more bother than they're worth.... more »
Product Of The Day: One Color Touchscreen Gloves
Introducing Touchscreen Gloves from Pop! Promos. These high quality acrylic gloves have touchscreen-sensitive microfilament sewn directly into the finger tips. Now you can use your smart phone or tablet without removing your gloves. Available in 3 or 5 finger sensitivity, Pantone matched fabric come standard with fingertip Pantone matching available.  Chose between three sizes: Mens, Womens and Childrens.   There might be nothing worse than having to take off a glove in frigid weather to make a call, send a text or play a game of Tetris on our smartphones. We're getting a head start on winter with Pop! Promos' One-color Touchscreen Gloves. Our fingers will stay thawed and ready to beat previous high scores. Now we only have to worry about the game freezing on us.

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When All Things Are Equal
Sep 25, 2014
Paul  Kiewiet  
By Paul Kiewiet
When all things are equal, you better change the equation. You gotta have a competitive advantage. You need to stand out. You need to know exactly what your clients want. And then you need to deliver it.... more »

Setting Annual Sales Goals are a Waste of Time
Sep 24, 2014
Rick Greene, MAS  
By Rick Greene, MAS
How about that shocking headline? Did it grab you? Well, there is some meat behind the sensationalism. Buckle in and let’s go… ... more »
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