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Altitude Group Plc Acquires AIM
January 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Advertising Industry Mastermind LLC (AIM) has been acquired by Altitude Group Plc, a publicly traded U.K. company with operations in the U.K. and U.S. AIM will continue to operate as AIM under the strategic leadership of Jamie Coggeshall (founder and president) and Nichole Stella (CEO)...

Do I Need Business Insurance?
January 8, 2019 at 9:11 pm

A reader asks, “My accountant wants me to buy some business insurance. Is that something I should have?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Showdown Displays Purchases Custom Soft Signage Manufacturer Xarisma
January 8, 2019 at 7:27 pm

Showdown Displays, a North American supplier of portable lightweight event displays, announced it has acquired Xarisma, a provider of custom soft signage based in Huntsville, Ala. “Xarisma’s creative branding solutions and innovative display development is an...

Why a Fashion Retailer Is Delivering Custom-Printed Tees and Totes in Pizza Boxes
December 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm

Pizza frequently spells doom for T-shirts, as one overzealous bite or a misguided perception of a slice’s warmth can send sauce cascading down an end-user’s top. Thanks to DKNY, though, pizza boxes will prove an advocate for apparel, as the fashion house will be delivering customized tees and totes in branded boxes through Dec. 21 as a nod to its eponymous 100% DKNY campaign...

Using QuickBooks for Multiple Businesses
November 27, 2018 at 6:45 pm

A reader asks, “I use QuickBooks Premier for my distributorship. I also run another small business. Can I use my QuickBooks program for that, too, or do I have to buy Premier again?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Executive Perspectives: Gregg Emmer, chief marketing officer, vice president of Kaeser & Blair Inc.
November 27, 2018 at 3:37 pm

As part of Print+Promo’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Gregg Emmer, chief marketing officer, vice president of Kaeser & Blair Inc. (K&B), Batavia, Ohio. Here, he talks about industry concerns, being mindful of business lexicon and why we need to abandon the commodity-based mindset...

Starbucks' 2018 Holiday Cups Are Here, So You Can Officially Start Celebrating
November 6, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Halloween is over. That means it's officially the holiday season already, right? If you ask the majority of retailers in America, the answer is yes. Before the jack-o'-lanterns can even get gross and mushy, companies are peddling wintery products as if Thanksgiving and fall never even existed, save for a few pumpkin spice drinks still on the menu...

Choosing the Best Business Structure
October 30, 2018 at 8:25 pm

A reader asks, “I am starting out as an ad specialty distributor and am a sole proprietor. Is this a good business structure for me?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Why Does QuickBooks Say a Customer Name is Already in Use When It’s Not?
October 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm

A reader asks, “I am using QuickBooks Premier and trying to create a customer. QuickBooks keeps saying that name is already in use, but I don’t have another customer with that name. What do I do?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…