Newsletter Blogs

Stop Watching 'CNN'
October 21, 2019 at 9:48 am

In his list of things to do to maximize success, Lou Holtz, the legendary coach and analyst, once said, “Stop watching CNN.” He wasn’t talking about the news station. He was talking about all news sources that only broadcast "CNN"—Constantly Negative News...

Finding the Right Credit Cards to Pay Suppliers and Maximize Points
October 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: How do you suggest I research credit cards to pay my suppliers and get points? Answer: Credit card points are a nice perk for our industry, but you should only use credit cards for this purpose if you pay the complete balance off each and every month. If you don’t plan…

BizTech Solutions for Growth: Meeting Amazon Expectations While Creating a Personal Customer Experience
October 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Despite being a much smaller company, we take guidance from giants like Apple and Amazon, companies that provide on-demand, high-quality products and services. We believe distributors of any size can meet today’s 
highly immediate customer expectations by implementing and matching the experience customers get when they buy from larger 
companies like Amazon...

Let It Go
October 7, 2019 at 11:17 am

Every day we make mistakes—mistakes in business, mistakes in relationships, and mistakes in life. Some people overthink their mistakes. Sometimes overthinking our mistakes can keep us from trying to live our best life today because of mistakes from yesterday. Let it go. Move on. See yesterday’s mistakes as great learning opportunities, and see today as…

When QuickBooks Enterprise is Overkill for Your Business
October 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have a Promotional Products business using QuickBooks Enterprise. Our business has changed, and QuickBooks Enterprise is overkill for us now. Can we convert from Enterprise to Premier? Answer: QuickBooks makes it easy to convert from Premier to Enterprise (a more expensive product), but not convert from Enterprise to Premier. I…

How to Keep Track of Purchase Order Documents
September 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: Is there a good way to keep track of documents related to purchase orders? Answer: We certainly have a lot of paperwork attached to the orders in our industry! It is a challenge to keep a record of orders and the attending documentation. Keeping paper files can be cumbersome, but see…

Insider: Why It's Never Too Early to Have an Exit Strategy for Your Promo Business
September 19, 2019 at 12:53 pm

What happens when your professional goals are met, your business has grown and matured, and you’ve decided to transition out of it? You’ve built your business from the ground up and you have a proven track record of success, which can translate to big resale value—if that’s the way you want to go. Now is the time for you to plan for the future...

Hustle Builds Muscle
September 16, 2019 at 12:04 pm

We all know that the best way to build muscle is through resistance training. Resistance training is a form of exercise using weights, rubber bands or your own body weight to provide resistance to various muscles. This resistance causes the muscle to strain or fail, which forces it to grow stronger over time. That’s about…