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Are You Ready for the Boom?
April 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm

Consider this small window of opportunity—now—the biggest moment of your future. The Financial Times called it a “once-in-a-century” boom. Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman calls this imminent moment coming out of COVID a big bounce followed by a long boom. Many are predicting a second roaring twenties. But it won’t boom for all. Why?...

Be the Hammer With OfficeMax Co-Founder Michael Feuer
April 12, 2021 at 9:34 am

Michael Feuer started OfficeMax with one store and a personal investment of $20,000, and grew the business into a $5 billion company with nearly 1,000 stores. Feuer shares with host Greg Muzzillo the steps he took to ensure that his business would be successful...

Why Is Internet Marketing Important for Distributors?
April 9, 2021 at 10:57 am

In the promotional products business in particular, the online component of marketing is hugely important for growing your client base and sales. There are three reasons why internet marketing is critical to the success of your promo business. Let's look at those reasons and how you can use them to your advantage...

How New Promotional Products ERP Solutions Can Increase Efficiency and Decrease Operating Expenses (and What to Look for When Selecting One)
April 8, 2021 at 12:51 pm

Tomorrow’s winners will use the current business climate as an opportunity to be prepared to succeed as the pandemic recedes and the economy returns to the norm. An efficient, flexible, cloud-based ERP system is no longer a luxury for distributors. It is essential to combine, coordinate and simplify the processes required to manage the business...

4 Major Steps for Success With Dr. Nido Qubein
April 5, 2021 at 9:29 am

Dr. Nido Qubein came to the U.S. as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. Today, as president of High Point University, he has led the school through extraordinary transformation and increased revenue from $40 million to $350 million. Qubein shares his inspiring story and outlines the steps to achieving success...

Why Did QuickBooks Premier Become So Expensive?
April 2, 2021 at 11:56 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: The price for QB Premier has gone up a lot recently. I found a much lower price online. Is it the same thing? Should I wait and see if the prices come down? Answer: Intuit has significantly increased the prices for QB Premier 2021. The wholesale pricing has nearly doubled, and…

Maximize Your Self-Confidence
April 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Many people struggle with their self-confidence. I will share the No. 1 way I have found to maximize your self-confidence: Keep your commitments to yourself. That’s right. You will maximize your self-confidence by keeping your commitments to yourself. Most people who struggle with self-confidence feel that they are lacking in some area(s) of their life.…

Jolin Promo's Brian Jolin on the Importance of Diverse Perspectives
March 30, 2021 at 11:30 am

Brian Jolin is a passionate advocate for the opportunities that diversity, equity and inclusion hold within our industry. He sees this as a calling not even for our industry exclusively, but for the future of our world. When asked why the diversity conversation is important, Brian’s response should resonate for everyone: “Because it’s just better for humanity."...

3 Business Challenges to Master in Uncertain Times
April 1, 2021 at 11:54 am

There are three challenges that will continue to cause business leaders to stand out from the others. They include creating their own handbook for dealing with a changing marketplace, accelerating the pace and improving on the customer experience that they deliver, and effectively managing risk...