Stop Watching 'CNN'
October 21, 2019 at 9:48 am

In his list of things to do to maximize success, Lou Holtz, the legendary coach and analyst, once said, “Stop watching CNN.” He wasn’t talking about the news station. He was talking about all news sources that only broadcast "CNN"—Constantly Negative News...

Finding the Right Credit Cards to Pay Suppliers and Maximize Points
October 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: How do you suggest I research credit cards to pay my suppliers and get points? Answer: Credit card points are a nice perk for our industry, but you should only use credit cards for this purpose if you pay the complete balance off each and every month. If you don’t plan…

alphabroder Back Up and Running After Malware Attack
October 18, 2019 at 1:37 pm

After suffering a malware attack on its order processing and shipping systems, alphabroder announced that it is fully operational again for U.S. customers. The supplier said it has "no evidence that any customer data or account information was compromised or accessed by this malware"...

Create Longevity for Your Promo Business With These Simple Succession Planning Steps for Every Stage of Your Career
October 16, 2019 at 2:08 pm

At any stage in your career, the goal for every distributor should be to structure a business that’s strong enough to continue when you’re no longer running it. Impending retirement is not the time to slowly run down your company until you’re ready to close shop. When you’ve done the heavy lifting up front, the business is more likely to thrive—making it all the more appealing to your successor when the time is right...

iClick Adds Chris Hart and Rob Derrig to National Accounts Team
October 11, 2019 at 11:14 am

Chris Hart and Rob Derrig have been hired to bolster Seattle-based iClick's national account management team, where they’ll support existing clients, while expanding account bases within their assigned territories. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the hiring of two outstanding national account managers focused on two of our key region," said Wendy Knapp, vice…

SnugZ USA Recapitalizes With Tower Arch Capital
October 10, 2019 at 1:36 pm

SnugZ USA, West Jordan, Utah, announced that it has undergone a recapitalization with Tower Arch Capital. "SnugZ has grown to become a leading player in the promotional products industry, starting with lanyards and identification products, and expanding into personal care and premium gifting," Brandon Mackay, president and CEO of SnugZ USA, said in a press…

Vantage Apparel Taps Apparel Executive Marc Loeb as New COO
October 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

Vantage Apparel, Avanel, N.J., has announced the addition of retail apparel executive Marc Loeb as its new chief operating officer. Prior to joining Vantage, Loeb was the CEO for and, a global designer dress retailer. There, he was responsible for streamlining operation expenses and renegotiating domestic and international deals, along with strengthening the…

BizTech Solutions for Growth: Meeting Amazon Expectations While Creating a Personal Customer Experience
October 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Despite being a much smaller company, we take guidance from giants like Apple and Amazon, companies that provide on-demand, high-quality products and services. We believe distributors of any size can meet today’s 
highly immediate customer expectations by implementing and matching the experience customers get when they buy from larger 
companies like Amazon...