Counselor Archive: April 2016

How Will Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Small Firms?

In recent months, several of the industry's largest distributors and suppliers have joined forces, embracing one of business's oldest mantras: bigger is better. >>Back to the Big...
Read More

Will China's Economy Crumble Its Sourcing Empire?

As an old expression proclaims: When China sneezes, the world gets a cold. And right now, China is sick. "A hard landing is unavoidable," says George Soros, one of the world's foremost...
Read More

Will the Fax Ever Die?

"We are still working like we were 20 years ago. It sounds a little bit crazy, what I'm going to say, but we are still receiving orders by fax. Who is using fax today in the retail business? I...
Read More

How Are Disrupters Changing the Industry?

Disruption, by definition, is a disturbance. It interrupts the normal order of things. And with every modern technological advance, what gets altered is the dissemination of information. The...
Read More

Who Are Your Loneliest Employees?

It could be the ones in the office every day. That was the surprising discovery of a study last fall that examined a Fortune 100 tech company that allows its employees to choose where they work....
Read More

Is It Worth Investing In A 3-D Printer?

Three-dimensional printing is not a new process - it's actually been around since the 1980s. But in the past few years, the potential uses have exploded as the technology has become refined and...
Read More

Why Is Under Armour Turning Down Millions Of Dollars?

In thousands of emails and sales calls around the country, the customer lobs an inevitable question: "Do you have Under Armour?" The answer is often "No." The brand is a precious metal, one...
Read More

Will Promo Companies Get Drones Off The Ground?

As Amazon prepares to usher in the era of drone delivery, promotional product suppliers are certainly wondering when it will be feasible to launch their own efforts. "It's not a case of whether a...
Read More

What Should I Outsource?

More than you think. "Every time you do something that could be delegated to someone else for a lot less money, you are actually costing your business - not only money, but its most valuable...
Read More

What Are The Biggest Innovations In E-Commerce?

E-commerce sales in the U.S. last year surpassed $340 billion and in the past decade have doubled their percentage of total retail sales. As consumer interest grows, promotional companies not...
Read More

How Much Is A Celebrity Endorsement Worth?

Dollars - we'll get to that. Value? Robust, even for small businesses and B-to-B companies. Evan Morgenstein, CEO and president of CelebExperts (which helps pair celebrities with large...
Read More

Why Do I Need A Personal Brand?

Dan Schawbel is the founder of WorkplaceTrends.com and bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success . >>Back to the Big Book of Questions Q: What is a...
Read More

What Apps Will Change The Way You Work?

CalenMob A native Google calendar app, this tool makes schedules more accessible and reliable on mobile platforms. With it, you can set meeting reminders via push notifications, SMS or...
Read More

What Are Five Explosively Growing Markets?

Telehealth Services Doctor house calls for the 21st century: telehealth uses digital technology to allow patients to quickly talk to doctors in addition to remote patient monitoring and...
Read More