Management

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…

The Tricor Brand Communications Gang on Dealing With Artwork Issues, Decorating Mishaps
July 31, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Every promo distributor is bound to run into artwork issues at some point. What do you do when it happens? How do you make things right for your client but also salvage the relationship with your supplier? What can suppliers do to make the artwork process easier for distributors? We talked to the gang at Tricor Brand Communications to find out. Plus, we're talking all things pizza! (Including a cool pizza-shop promo idea)...

iPROMOTEu Announces the Appointment of Chief Financial Officer
July 29, 2019 at 11:23 am

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., has announced the hiring of Greg Stott as its Chief Financial Officer. The selection of Stott as CFO follows the organization’s private equity investment in late 2018. “Since last fall, our financial reporting requirements have intensified considerably,” said iPROMOTEu president and CEO Ross Silverstein. “Our team did a fantastic job handling this…

How to Handle Multiple Companies on QuickBooks
July 26, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Ask the Accountant... Question: Can I run more than one company when I buy QuickBooks? Answer: Yes and yes, but.... Yes: QuickBooks Pro and Premier allow multiple company files for one flat fee, which makes these two versions of QB an even more cost-effective accounting software for those running multiple business entities. One word of…

Best Promotions USA Promotes Jaclyn Lingo and Grant VanWinkle
July 24, 2019 at 9:24 am

Best Promotions USA, a Hub Promotional Group Company, announced the promotion of Jaclyn Lingo to national sales manager, effective immediately. After graduating from Texas Tech University and joining Best, Jaclyn has worked in customer service, order processing, inside sales and, most recently, outside sales and key account management. "Jaclyn…

Where Have All the Truckers Gone?
July 19, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Depending on who you ask, there's either a critical shortage of truck drivers or nothing to see here. Where does that leave promo businesses—and what can the industry do to guard against emerging issues and a changing ground-shipping landscape?...

Geiger Opens Logistics Office in Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Lewiston, Maine-based distributor Geiger continues its European expansion with a new location in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Geiger's U.K.-based company, GeigerBTC, has opened a logistics office in Rotterdam as part of its overall strategic plan for supporting their global customers. Strategically located for international commerce, the logistics office acts as a hub for deliveries throughout Europe and…

Tim Fox and Joe Owens to Rep HUB Pen and Beacon Promotions in Midwest
July 15, 2019 at 11:45 am

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced that that Tim Fox and Joe Owens will now represent the HUB Pen and Beacon Promotions lines in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Fox has been working with HUB for four years, and helped the company to win the New England Promotional…

Do You Love You?
July 15, 2019 at 11:10 am

This is a very serious question: Do you love you? Do you love you just the way you are right now? Many people seem like they don’t really love who they are right now. Perhaps they aren’t happy with their health, or income, relationships, etc. It’s easy to think that you will love yourself and…