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04 Jun Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

Survey Reveals Top Cities for Small Businesses

Survey Reveals Top Cities for Small Businesses

For the fifth year in a row, Austin, TX, has been named the best city to start and grow a small business, outranking 100 other U.S. metro areas with populations of at least half a million, according to a study released by The American Cities Business Journals. The booming metro boasts a growing population, adding […]

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29 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Economists Forecast Stronger U.S. Growth

NEWSFLASH: Economists Forecast Stronger U.S. Growth

Spurred by several improving sectors, GDP in the U.S. will likely expand by 2.8% this year and 3.1% in 2015, according to a closely-watched survey of economists. The results of the new survey, which was conducted by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), demonstrate greater optimism among economists, whose previous consensus forecast called for […]

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21 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Mobile Ad Spending to Hit $31.45 Billion

NEWSFLASH: Mobile Ad Spending to Hit $31.45 Billion

Worldwide spending on mobile advertising skyrocketed last year and is poised to soar again in 2014, according to a study by eMarketer. Study data showed that in 2013 nearly $18 billion was spent on mobile advertising – a 105% annual increase. This year, that global outlay will jump dramatically, the firm predicts. “In 2014, mobile […]

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19 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Owner Optimism On the Rise

NEWSFLASH: Owner Optimism On the Rise

While doubts persist, small-business owners are growing more optimistic about the direction of the U.S. economy. That’s according to Union Bank N.A.’s Small Business Economic Survey, an annual analysis that also identified positive trends in owners’ hiring plans and hours worked. Overall, 41% of small-business owners believe the national economy is headed in the right […]

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14 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Promotions Mark Baseball Opening Day

NEWSFLASH: Promotions Mark Baseball Opening Day

Baseball season started in earnest and there was no shortage of opening day events and promotions to celebrate the unofficial first day of spring. The most popular Opening Day ballpark giveaways included team-branded calendars or magnetic game schedules, which were received by fans of the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles […]

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12 May Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: CPSC Recalls Retail Magnets

NEWSFLASH: CPSC Recalls Retail Magnets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled sets of miniature office and refrigerator magnets that were sold in retail stores. The items were imported from China and distributed by Design Ideas Ltd of Springfield, IL, a company that isn’t listed as an ASI supplier and not believed to be selling items within the ad […]

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28 Apr Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Industry Reacts To BEL USA And Branders Deal

NEWSFLASH: Industry Reacts To BEL USA And Branders Deal

The announcement of BEL USA’s merger with Branders. com has generated a wide range of opinions among industry executives, as companies consider what the deal means for the ad specialty market. In the transaction, BEL USA, parent company to supplier BelPromo and distributor DiscountMugs.com, added Branders.com to its group of companies. While BEL will operate […]

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23 Apr Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: CPSC Recalls Girls’ Jackets

NEWSFLASH: CPSC Recalls Girls’ Jackets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a recall of a set of girls’ jackets that were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Cookie’s Department Stores, and Kids Stop stores from August 2013 to October 2013. The products in question were recalled because they have a band of material around the neck area that can […]

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21 Apr Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Holder Urges Data Breach Reporting Law

NEWSFLASH: Holder Urges Data Breach Reporting Law

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is pushing for federal legislation that would govern how companies react after suffering a data breach. In a recent video address, Holder called on Congress to pass a law creating “a strong national standard” that would force firms to more quickly alert consumers when personal information is hacked. “As we’ve […]

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14 Apr Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Industry Reacts To Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

NEWSFLASH: Industry Reacts To Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

In his State of the Union address in January, President Obama urged Congress to enact legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage for all workers from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. “I firmly believe it’s time to give America a raise,” he said.  Also during the State of the Union, President Obama said he […]

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