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Dallas Companies Brace For Storm

Ad specialty companies in Dallas are bracing for the aftereffects of Tropical Storm Bill, waiting to see whether the rainfall would bring a new round of flooding to the already drenched region.

So Far "Business As Usual" »

Study Highlights Gift Card Growth

Merchandise and gift card spending is showing more signs of growth, according to a new study conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF).

Budgets Declined 2011-2013 »

Counselor Commentary: Look Out, Not In

The ad specialty industry is sort of like one big family: everybody knows everybody, there’s a little bit of craziness now and again, but mostly people are happy and want the best for each other.

Every Family Needs A Rebel Now And Then »

Ad Spending Forecast To Rise In 2016

Global ad spending next year will increase by an average of 4.2%, according to a new report released by research firm Schonfeld & Associates.

"It's Fairly Modest Growth" »

Monogrammed Retail Mugs Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week that it has recalled approximately 10,000 ceramic mugs that were sold in Kirkland’s stores because the items can spark and pose a fire hazard if used in microwaves.

Products Made In China »

Social Increasingly Influences B2B Sales

A new study shows high-performing business-to-business (B2B) sales professionals are generating excellent returns by staying active on social media.

Survey From Kitedesk »

Counselor Commentary: The Value Of Emotional Intelligence

What makes a person successful in business? Some would say smarts, others might argue timing and luck, but studies show what really matters most is emotional intelligence (EQ).

Bump In EQ Might Improve Your Professional Capacity »

Small-Business Confidence Reaches Five-Month High

A new survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows that small-business owners were more confident in May than at any time since December.

616 Businesses Took Part In Survey »

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