Management

Delete Your Old Company Files in QuickBooks
May 24, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Question: I have a few company files set up in QuickBooks Premier from businesses I started but no longer run. How do I delete them from the list of companies to open? Answer: These companies can be hidden but technically not deleted. Select "File," "Open Previous Company" to see the list of all the companies…

Are You Having Fun?
May 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Most distributor owners started their own business because they had a dream of making more money and having more fun than working for someone else. However, for many distributor owners, those dreams have turned into nightmares. All the responsibilities of business ownership can be very exhausting, distracting and no fun. Business owners not only have…

Chances Are Your Password Habits Could Be Dangerous for Your Promo Business
May 17, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Do you use the same password at work that you use at home? If your answer was “No, of course not, why would I ever do that?” then good, you’ve made a proper and responsible decision. If your answer was “Yes, what’s wrong with that?” well, at least you can count yourself among the 59 percent of small business owners who do the same...

Private Equity Firm TPG Growth to Acquire HALO Branded Solutions
May 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of San Francisco-based investment firm TPG, has acquired HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., from Audax Private Equity. "At HALO, we strive to provide our clients with innovative, customized solutions that showcase their brand and values," Marc Simon, CEO of HALO, said in a press release. "TPG…

Gill-Line Names Jamie Fain New President, CEO
May 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Gill-Line, Lenexa, Kan., announced today it has named Jamie Fain president and CEO. Fain has spent more than two decades at Gill Line, most recently in an executive vice president role. “Jamie Fain will be a terrific CEO for Gill Studios," said Mark Gilman, chairman of the board. "His…

Using QuickBooks for Multiple Businesses
May 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Question: I use QuickBooks Premier for my distributorship. I also run another small business. Can I use my QuickBooks program for that, too, or do I have to buy Premier again? Answer: You can set up another company or companies in QuickBooks Premier at no additional charge from QuickBooks. You do not have to purchase…

Zagwear Grows U.K., European Presence With New Appointment
May 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Zagwear, Orange, N.Y., is continuing to grow its U.K. and European presence with the appointment of Daniel Hill as senior account manager. Hill will lead the office with senior manager of global accounts Charlotte Hollidge as the U.S. promotional products distributor…

It’s Just Lunch
May 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm

How do you spend your lunchtime? Many distributors and sales reps think lunch is a great time to eat a sandwich at their desk and catch up on their work. In my view, this is an incredibly bad use of the potentially most valuable part of your day. We are all in the relationship business.…

AIA Corporation Announces New Vice President of Operations
May 2, 2018 at 3:11 pm

AIA Corporation (AIA), Neenah, Wisc., announced today the appointment of Antony “Tony” West as the company’s new vice president of operations. In this new role for AIA, West will lead all aspects of customer experience for AIA owners and OfficeZilla dealers (a subsidiary of AIA Corporation). He will also…