Do I Pay Sales Tax The Same as Income Tax?
August 16, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: If I do my taxes based on when I get paid for orders, does that mean I pay my sales taxes the same way? Answer: Not necessarily. The basis with which you calculate your income taxes does not have to be the same as your sales tax basis. There are two…

Trimark Names Kate Boyce as Vice President and General Manager
August 15, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Trimark, the apparel division of promotional products supplier Polyconcept North America (PCNA), announced it has hired Kate Boyce as vice president and general manager. Boyce will oversee all aspects of Trimark’s business in the U.S. and Canada, including product…

2019 Inc. 5000: See What Promotional Products Companies Made the List
August 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Every year, we look forward to combing through the Inc. 5000 list to see which of our friends in the promotional products industry made it among the esteemed ranks. This year, more than 60 companies related to promotional products made the list. That's a pretty impressive chunk.

BDA Acquires BrandVia
August 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA) announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire BrandVia, San Jose, Calif. "BrandVia has long been recognized as an innovative company with great people and great clients," Jay Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of BDA, said in a press release. "They've built a tremendous culture of customer service…

Quinn Expands Production Teams Again
August 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm

To keep up with the surge in orders, Hanover, Pennsylvania-based Quinn welcomed three more professionals to the family of "printing superheroes." Carrie Mosley joins the bustling graphic artist team, using her collaborative style and mix of art, marketing and service experience to bring life into artwork and free virtual…

SGIA Acquires Promo Marketing Parent Company NAPCO Media
August 6, 2019 at 2:59 pm

In a move that further enhances its current partnership with NAPCO Media and creates unprecedented value for the industry, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, NAPCO Media—parent company of Promo Marketing,…

Trust Your Intuition
August 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Most of us businesspeople have great ideas from time to time. The typical response to our good ideas is to seek lots of affirmation. In the pursuit of affirmation, businesspeople reach out to their friends to get feedback. There are two big problems with this. First, your friends don’t understand your business very well, and…