Management

Six Sheets to Look at for Novice Bookkeepers in QuickBooks
March 27, 2020 at 11:14 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have someone doing my bookkeeping, but I really don’t know anything about QuickBooks. What reports should I look at every month? Answer: There are six reports that provide a practical overview of your business. First, create, or have your bookkeeper create: 1. The balance sheet 2. The profit and loss statement…

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…

Promo Supplier Statuses Following PA, CA, NY State Shutdowns
March 20, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Last night, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe ordered the immediate shutdown of non-essential businesses in their respective states, impacting promo suppliers. Today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a similar order, and it’s more than likely that other states will follow suit as things develop...

Success Advice From David Nicholson, President of Polyconcept North America
March 16, 2020 at 1:39 pm

I want to start by thanking all of the leaders that have contributed their advice so far in my newest approach to Million Dollar Mindset. It has been a pleasure featuring your insights on how to be financially successful within our industry. The most recent respected leader I asked to share his thoughts is President…

BDA Achieves QCA Accreditation
March 16, 2020 at 11:57 am

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, Ill., has awarded QCA’s Distributor Certificate to Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA). Built upon the existing Advocacy Council, the Distributor Certification Program is designed specifically for the needs of distributors and decorators, allowing them to further their commitment to brand safety and responsible sourcing. Like QCA’s Supplier…

How Can I Look at Open Orders on QuickBooks?
March 13, 2020 at 1:37 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: Is there a dashboard in QB Premier where I can look at open orders? Answer: QuickBooks Premier has such a dashboard called Income Tracker. You can find the icon on the left side of the home page where other shortcuts are listed. The Income Tracker has tabs at the top of…

HALO Branded Solutions Completes New Distribution Center
March 13, 2020 at 12:23 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., hosted local and state dignitaries at a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new, state-of-the-art 275,000 sq. ft. distribution center. The distribution center is an addition to HALO's 157,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters, completed in April 2018 in Sterling. "We had originally planned to expand five years after the move-in of…

AHEAD Acquires Tournament Solutions
March 11, 2020 at 11:48 am

AHEAD, New Bedford, Mass., has announced the acquisition of Tournament Solutions Inc. Founded in 2002 by Pam Berube and John Lawrence, Tournament Solutions has become a major golf tournament and gifts awards purveyor in the U.S. The company is an industry leader in providing customized tournament gifting packages for member, charity and professional events, as…

Kathy Scanlan Joins Peerless Umbrella from Rainkist
March 10, 2020 at 11:49 am

Peerless Umbrella, Newark, N.J., announced the addition Kathy Scanlan, former customer service manager for the recently closed Rainkist Umbrella. "We are all friends and family in this industry, so it's always sad to see any business, even one we consider a competitor, have to…