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3M Reports Quarterly Sales

Minnesota-based 3M, the parent company of Counselor Top 40 supplier 3M Promotional Markets (asi/91240), has announced its third-quarter sales were $7.9 billion.

Record For 3-Month Period »

Martz Agency Acquired By Entrepreneur

Arizona-based distributor and marketing firm Martz Agency has been acquired by MP Agency LLC, which is owned by Phoenix Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons.

Financial Terms Not Revealed »

Be A Better Manager Now

Top managers of ad specialty distributor companies supply the support, tools and inspiration their people need to succeed.

Can Ad Specialty Execs Improve Their Management Style In A Single Day? »

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5 Mistakes Leaders Must Avoid

Even good managers make leadership errors. Here, a business consultant looks at the five most common missteps and provides strategies for ways to avoid them.

Fear Doesn’t Motivate Employees »

Listening Exercise

With all the business world’s means of communication these days – think e-mail, phone, video conferencing and that antiquated standby, face-to-face meetings – you’d think we’d hear each other. So why isn’t anybody listening?

The Key To Good Leadership Today »

Study: Friday Is Ideal For Marketing E-Mails

A new study released by software firm GetResponse shows that out of the five days of the workweek, marketers send the fewest number of e-mails on Friday – just 14.9% of their weekly total.

Consumers Highly Responsive On Friday »

Counselor Commentary: Fight Rising Health Care Costs

The cost of health care in the United States has grown astronomically in the past generation. This year alone, the U.S. is projected to spend more than $2.8 trillion on health care.

Texas Supplier Numo Takes Creative Steps To Stem Rising Costs »

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