Newsletter Blogs

The Easiest (and Most Accurate) Way to Calculate Sales Tax on QuickBooks
September 2, 2021 at 4:58 pm

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is one of several options from QuickBooks. It is very different from QB Premier or Enterprise, which are more robust and better suit our industry. For instance, QBO does not have customer sales orders, which are pivotal in QB Premier and Enterprise. That being said...

5 Reasons to Start Your Own Promo Business Podcast (Plus Tips and Advice)
September 2, 2021 at 12:09 pm

Starting a podcast is easier than you think—and it can have big benefits for your distributor business. It takes commitment and dedication, and if you feel you don’t have the time, consider being a guest on other people’s podcasts. But if you’re ready to do your own show, here’s how you can get started...

What to Do If You're Dealing With Burnout
September 1, 2021 at 9:27 am

It has been a tough year. No matter what kind of success we have had (or not had) as salespeople, work has been harder and the stress level has been off the charts. We need to make sure we are taking some time to take care of ourselves and respond to what comes next...

How to Accelerate Your Success With EJ Carrion
August 30, 2021 at 8:38 am

EJ Carrion is a transformational social entrepreneur, speaker and thought leader who builds technology and innovations to create equitable people-powered solutions. Tune in to this episode of Million Dollar Monday to hear how Carrion empowers others to accelerate their success...

Promo Customers Are Demanding More From Technology
August 26, 2021 at 11:38 am

For years, the primary promo industry client technology solution was a simple website where buyers could search for product and request a sample or quote. But now, due to technology advances in other industries, companies are demanding more from their promotional vendors...

How to Improve Your SEO Rankings: The Basics
August 26, 2021 at 9:42 am

Search Engine Optimization is a common concern among promo distributors, for good reason. Google search has become a major part of the buying process, and it's critical that potential clients are able to find you. But SEO remains somewhat of a mystery for most business owners...

Starting, Scaling and Funding Your Business: Part 2 With Julia Pimsleur
August 20, 2021 at 8:38 am

Are you looking to grow your business to $1 million and beyond? In part 2 of this interview with Julia Pimsleur, she dives deeper into the secrets of starting, scaling and funding your business venture. Tune in as Pimsleur discusses three critical questions you should be asking and how to prepare for your pitch...

Lines on a Grass Field: What Is Your Marketing Maintenance Schedule?
August 19, 2021 at 10:08 am

By carefully studying how your audience engages (or doesn’t) during a campaign, you can proactively make the efforts to brighten, enhance and, to stick with the analogy, repaint your marketing grass. This is the only way to keep your field of play looking fresh for your prospects and clients...

Time to Shine: Turning Supply Chain Challenges Into Opportunities
August 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

We have an opportunity to surpass expectations, but first we need to communicate and set realistic expectations that match the times. Then, humility needs to take a back seat to pointing out how you came through successfully, overcoming unprecedented challenges to make your buyers look great...