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How To Spring Clean Your Mind – March 26, 2015

Have you listened to your mind lately? If yours is like most people’s, it’s noisy in there. Fortunately, it’s possible to create some semblance of order of all of those voices and demands you must filter and address on a daily basis. Promotional Consultant Today shares these tips from life coach Sonia Summers on how to spring clean your mind. Read More »

How To Spring Clean Your Business – March 25, 2015

How much time do you spend cleaning your business—including cleaning out your computer files, website or social networks? Promotional Consultant Today shares these tips from blogger Ali Rittenhouse to tidy things up. Read More »

Marketing: Finding Your Niche – March 24, 2015

Promotional Consultant Today shares insight into niche marketing―a way to take control over your sales funnel and increase both marketing ROI and sales success. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 26: U.S. Manufacturing Activity Climbs

Increases in manufacturing production and successful new product launches helped boost the U.S. manufacturing sector in March. Financial data firm Markit’s Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchase Managers’ Index rose to 55.3 in March, up from 55.1 in February. This is the strongest improvement in the metric and the overall business conditions it monitors since October 2014. Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Climbs

Increases in manufacturing production and successful new product launches help boost the U.S. manufacturing sector in March. Financial data firm Markit’s Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchase Managers’ Index rose to 55.3 in March, up from 55.1 in February. This is the strongest improvement in the metric and the overall business conditions it monitors since October 2014. Read More »

Smart Source Acquires Data Associates

Distributor Smart Source (UPIC: smartsou) has acquired Data Associates (UPIC: dataassc) of Waltham, Massachusetts. New York, New York-based Smart Source will be consolidating its Wayland, Massachusetts, operations into the Waltham facility to increase efficiencies and leverage Data Associates’ longstanding customer relationships with its technology and business model. Read More »

UPIC Credit Group Releases Industry A/R Benchmarking Figures

Forius NACM North Central, facilitator of the UPIC Promotional Products Industry Credit Group, has released its monthly industry accounts receivable benchmarking report. The report is a rolling 12-month accounts receivable aging summary for the promotional products industry, providing contributors with industry A/R aging percentages as they age from current status to 91 days and more past due. Read More »

PPAI’s Webinar Series Turns To Sales Calls, LinkedIn And More In April

PPAI’s online education schedule for April includes sessions focusing on sales advice, social media, corporate responsibility and among other issues. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 24: More Paid Time Off Tops Employee Wish List For 2015

More paid time may be a more valuable employee benefit than managers suspect, new research suggests. A survey by staffing firm Accountemps asked workers what, other than additional compensation, tops their wish lists for their jobs, and 30 percent chose more paid time off, with better benefits following at 26 percent. In contrast, when asked which workplace perk they think their employees are most interested in receiving this year, 41 percent of CFOs said better benefits, and 19 percent said more vacation days. Read More »

More Paid Time Off Tops Employee Wish List For 2015

More paid time may be a more valuable employee benefit than managers suspect, new research suggests. A survey by staffing firm Accountemps asked workers what, other than additional compensation, tops their wish lists for their jobs, 30 percent chose more paid time off, with better benefits following at 26 percent. In contrast, when asked which workplace perk they think their employees are most interested in receiving this year, 41 percent of CFOs said better benefits, and 19 percent said more vacation days. Read More »

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