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Wholesaleteez.com Launches Reseller Program
February 13, 2018 at 7:48 pm

Wholesaleteez.com, a wholesale screen and digital printing company based in Yorkville, Ill., has launched its reseller program. This program allows a print reseller to easily place a high-tech HTML5 online product designer on its website...

Olympics-Related Promotional Content is a Huge Risk: Here's Why
February 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm

The Olympics are incredibly popular, which means they are also extremely lucrative, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is very much aware of this. In order to incentivize and protect sponsorship deals that bear price tags ranging from $100 million to nearly a billion dollars for sponsors, the IOC employs a bylaw on its charter known as Rule 40. What does that mean for you?...

Adding Data to Stock Reports
February 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm

A reader asks, “Is there a way to add data to stock reports in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

11 Ways to Boost Your Promotional Apparel Sales
January 31, 2018 at 8:58 pm

The holiday haze has lifted, and mailboxes are now filling with credit card statements, which means you’ll have to make a few extra sales to close the gap in 2018. If you haven’t done so already, perhaps now is the time to consider dressing up a little business in the $5.51 billion promotional apparel sector. To help you get started, we’ve put together a collection of tips...

Making Default Templates
January 23, 2018 at 9:28 pm

A reader asks, “How do I make a template in QuickBooks to be the default template for sales orders, purchase orders or invoices?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How to Set a Default Checking Account
January 2, 2018 at 8:18 pm

A reader asks, “When printing a check, the wrong bank account shows up. Can I set a default checking account?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

PPAI Responds to Oklahoma Governor's Crackdown on Promotional Products Spending
December 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Two weeks ago, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin decided that the state was spending too much on what she called "swag," and wanted to offset the $200 million budget deficit for this year and an anticipated $400 million for next year. To do that, she decided the best course of action would be to cut spending on promotional products, and...

Why Use QuickBooks Over Other Software?
December 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm

A reader asks, “Why does my accountant want me to start using QuickBooks Premier instead of industry software?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

alphabroder and Prime Line Combine
December 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., the leading distributor of imprintable sportswear and accessories in North America, has announced the addition of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line to its family of brands. The combination of these two companies establishes a new standard in the industry for convenience, service and solutions, creating the industry’s first true "one-stop-shop." “As a family business…

Don’t Do Unnecessary Work
November 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

A reader asks, “In QuickBooks, I prefer to set up items as categories, such as apparel or pens, and type in the individual descriptions. Is there any reason not to do it that way? I feel like I'm going to end up with too many items otherwise.” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

EMT Announces New Owner
November 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

EMT, Indianapolis, has announced that former director of operations Phil Saks has finalized purchase of the company from the estate of the company’s founder, Steve Weinstein. Saks had served as EMT’s director of operations for 16 years...

Setting Up Non-Inventory Items
November 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm

A reader asks, “I have my non-inventory items set up in QuickBooks, but I don't see anything in my cost of goods sold account, and my sales numbers seem very low. Why is that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

PPAI Calls on Industry to Support PPEF #GivingTuesday Campaign
November 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded more than $1.7 million in financial assistance...

Correctly Updating QuickBooks
October 31, 2017 at 6:13 pm

A reader asks, “I am using an older version of QuickBooks and want to upgrade to the current year. What should I do to prepare for this?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

DARD Products Adds Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
October 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm

DARD Products, Evanston, Ill., announced the addition of Susan Lewandowski as vice president of marketing and business development. Lewandowski will be responsible for the leadership of the DARD sales team, developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to customer needs...

CPSC Prohibits 5 More Chemicals in Children's Toys and Child Care Products
October 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 3 to 2 the other week to prohibit children's toys and various child care items from containing more than 0.1 percent of specific phthalate chemicals used to make vinyl and plastics. This final rule will take effect 180 days after publication in the Federal Register, per CPSC...

HanesBrands Inc. Acquires Alternative Apparel
October 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm

HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced preliminary third-quarter 2017 net sales and earnings per share, and announced the acquisition of Alternative Apparel. “We met our goal of returning to organic growth, and we continued to generate strong operating cash flow,” said Hanes CEO Gerald W. Evans Jr. “Our sales and EPS results, driven by...

Combining Duplicate Customers in QuickBooks
October 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

A reader asks, “I have created a duplicate customer in QuickBooks that has a slightly different name. How do I combine them into one customer account?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

PPAI Announces New Board of Directors Members
October 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has announced the election of its newest members. Lori Kates, president of IMAGEN Brands, and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, president of Quality Resource Group Inc., have been elected to the PPAI board of directors...