Distributor News

QuickBooks Online Might Not Be For You
April 17, 2020 at 2:14 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I was talking to someone at QuickBooks. They told me to try QuickBooks Online, and if I didn’t like it, it is very easy to switch back to QB Premier. Is that true? Answer: No, that is not true at all. QB is pushing QuickBooks Online (QBO) heavily. Its subscription income…

Who's Buying Promotional Products? Some Ideas on Where to Look for Sales
April 17, 2020 at 1:36 pm

How do you balance the search for sales with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? It's a delicate dance, but promotional products distributors still have businesses to run—and there are still sales to be had. Penny Fleming, founder of Awardpro, Newport Beach, Calif., has some ideas for where to look...

Geiger Announces Leadership Change at GeigerBTC
April 17, 2020 at 12:06 pm

UK Distributor GeigerBTC, a subsidiary of Lewiston, Maine-based Geiger, announced that Vicky Kinasz will join the company as managing director, replacing Frank Murphy, who will be retiring at the end of May. Murphy was a founding partner of BTC Group, which Geiger acquired in April 2018. “Following a very…

PM Screen Time: Denielle Lue Has a Business Idea for When Promo Sales Are Slow
April 14, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Welcome to PM Screen Time! In this new video series, Sean Norris and Brendan Menapace talk with promotional products professionals about their challenges, wins and creative ideas, in the hopes of sparking some ideas and inspiration for anyone who needs it. In this episode, Denielle Lue, owner of Stitch to My Lue Promotions, shares an idea involving a businesses communications platform she's putting together for clients while promotional products sales are slow...

3 T-shirt Sales Ideas That Work Right Now
April 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm

When Colette Wilhelm took to Facebook on March 31, she saw a post that asked what people are selling during the “rough times” that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to endure. Her response was unequivocal: T-shirts. In a follow-up conversation with Promo Marketing, she offered three solid T-shirt sales ideas...

Giving You the Help You Want
April 6, 2020 at 12:28 pm

These very different times call for a very different approach to my blog, Million Dollar Mindset. The main purpose of my blog is to help you develop the mindset to create your own million dollar success. Some of you were probably well on your way until a few weeks ago. Then our world changed in…

BIC Graphic Creates Online Resource Center to Aid Distributors
April 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., has built a new resource page to help promo distributors during the current COVID-19 public health risks. The Resources for Continued Success page includes timely fliers, relevant shareable content and weekly updates on BIC Graphic business operations from CEO David Klatt. “While our top priority is the health and…

Legal Group Offers Nationwide Pro Bono Consultation for Small Businesses
March 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Legal nonprofit Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG) announced last week that it is launching a program called the Small Business Remote Legal Clinic, which will provide pro bono legal consultations for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, which is made up of more than 125,000 legal professionals in the U.S., will provide…

PPAI Announces Updated 2020 Events and Meetings
March 27, 2020 at 9:07 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced it has updated certain 2020 events and meetings to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its attendees, exhibitors, participants, staff and event and venue partners in the face of COVID-19 crisis. “With careful consideration of restrictions of all gatherings and reports from leading health organizations, PPAI’s…