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29 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Study: Flexible Hours Key for Employee Retention

Study: Flexible Hours Key for Employee Retention

Allowing employees to work flexible hours is important if you want to retain top talent. That’s according to a new study from BMO Harris Bank, which discovered that 53% of business owners believe schedule flexibility is the most valuable offering they can provide to keep high performers – other than a pay increase. While BMO […]

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25 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Economy Forecast To Expand In 2015

Economy Forecast To Expand In 2015

In the next few months, the U.S. economy is expected to grow at its fastest pace in a decade, thanks to an energy boom, steadily falling unemployment and a rebound in corporate investments, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Paris-based group said in its latest economic overview that U.S. gross […]

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22 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

England To Levy Charge For Plastic Bags

England To Levy Charge For Plastic Bags

Queen Elizabeth II has announced that large retailers in Great Britain will soon be required to charge customers five pence ($0.08) for each single-use plastic bag at checkout. The mandate – which mirrors rules already in place in Wales and Northern Ireland – will go into effect in October of 2015. “My government will continue […]

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18 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Advertising Spending Set to Rise

Advertising Spending Set to Rise

Improving economies and popular events like the recent World Cup and Winter Olympics continued to compel advertisers to drive the largest increase in global ad spending in four years in 2014. That’s according to a report from Magna Global, which predicts worldwide ad revenue will rise 6.4% to $516 billion this year. “The global advertising […]

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15 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

American Apparel Board Votes to Replace Charney

American Apparel Board Votes to Replace Charney

Beginning a process that will most likely end in a protracted fight and possible litigation, the board of directors of Top 40 supplier American Apparel voted in June to oust Dov Charney, the company’s CEO. The board said the action “grew out of an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct,” later revealing that it found Charney […]

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11 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Small Biz Confidence Hits Six-Year High

Small Biz Confidence Hits Six-Year High

Owners of small companies are the most optimistic they’ve been since September of 2007, according to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The group’s Small Business Optimism Index rose for the third straight month, jumping 1.4 points in May, for a final reading of 96.6 – the best number since […]

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08 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Companies Increase Use of Digital Marketing

Companies Increase Use of Digital Marketing

When it comes to social media and small-business marketing, Facebook leads the pack. That’s according to a new survey that also revealed nearly a third of firms actively use digital products – like websites and social media – to help grow sales. The study from Webs, a subsidiary of Vistaprint, revealed that 88% of business […]

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04 Aug Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Sales, Marketing Forecasts Up for Small Businesses

Sales, Marketing Forecasts Up for Small Businesses

Small businesses had a strong 2013, with more than 60% reporting increased revenues over the previous year, according to survey data released by Constant Contact. Owners expect the upswing to continue, with 81% of those surveyed optimistic that revenues will continue to rise in 2014. “It’s encouraging to see that small businesses expect their revenue […]

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31 Jul Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Impacts License Plate Frames

Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Impacts License Plate Frames

In a decision that could affect how promotional license plates are perceived, the Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that drivers whose cars display the frames can be stopped if they obscure the small print below the plate numbers. The court ruled 5-2 that a 1984 law requiring drivers to “permit full view of all numerals […]

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28 Jul Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

FedEx Shipping Prices to Increase

FedEx Shipping Prices to Increase

Memphis-based FedEx has announced it will start calculating all shipping charges by package size, a move that will trigger price increases on roughly one-third of ground shipments. The change will impact Internet retailers the most, according to analysts, although ad specialty suppliers and some Web-driven distributors appear likely to be affected, as well. Previously, FedEx […]

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