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18 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Gallup Says Small Biz Expectations Mixed

NEWSFLASH: Gallup Says Small Biz Expectations Mixed

A survey by Gallup and Wells Fargo shows small-business owners are about as optimistic headed into 2014 as they were going into 2013. About 28% say they are less optimistic about their business’ future, while 23% say they are more hopeful. Attitudes about the business climate for 2014 are similarly mixed, with about a quarter […]

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14 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Google Introduces New Display Ad Tracking

NEWSFLASH: Google Introduces New Display Ad Tracking

In an effort to help marketers better measure their display ad audience, Google unveiled a new way to track potential online viewers. The technology can track whether or not a display ad is actually viewable, based largely on the ad’s page position. That means if an ad is at the bottom of a webpage, it […]

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11 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Companies to Increase Content Marketing Investments

NEWSFLASH: Companies to Increase Content Marketing Investments

A new survey from research company NewsReach reports that companies will increase their spending on content marketing in 2014 as they look to appeal even closer to their customers. Using venues ranging from blogs and Web postings to a variety of social media outlets, companies are intensifying their focus on content marketing so they can […]

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07 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Manufacturing Index Hits Two-Year High

NEWSFLASH: Manufacturing Index Hits Two-Year High

U.S. manufacturing in November increased at its fastest pace in two and a half years, the latest demonstration of strength from the sector, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). An index from ISM measured at 57.3, a jump from 56.4 in October and the highest reading since April of 2011. New orders and […]

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04 Mar Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Study Shows Customer Service Disconnect

NEWSFLASH: Study Shows Customer Service Disconnect

A new study of B2B distributors and their customer service methods from TermSync, an online customer service portal, sheds light on many customer service issues that all B2B businesses deal with on a daily basis. In summary, the study revealed a major disconnect between the level and types of support B2B businesses are providing customers […]

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27 Feb Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: San Francisco Considers Plastic Water Bottle Ban

NEWSFLASH: San Francisco Considers Plastic Water Bottle Ban

Six years after it banned single-use plastic bags, San Francisco could become the first major U.S. city to restrict plastic water bottles as well. Under a new proposal made by city supervisor David Chiu, San Francisco would ban the sale of plastic water bottles at any events on public land with more than 100 people. […]

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25 Feb Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Retailers Set Up Fund for Bangladesh Garment Workers

NEWSFLASH: Retailers Set Up Fund for Bangladesh Garment Workers

Several retailers and labor groups are pledging to establish a $40 million compensation fund to help Bangladeshi families affected by last April’s catastrophic Rana Plaza factory building collapse. Bonmarché, El Corte Inglés, Loblaw and Primark have said they will contribute to the fund, an arrangement that is considered to be unprecedented in the apparel industry. […]

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21 Feb Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: ACA Provisions Go Into Effect

NEWSFLASH: ACA Provisions Go Into Effect

As of January 1, several key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were being officially implemented, with both individuals and businesses affected. Although the so-called employer mandate – which requires firms with 50 or more workers to provide health insurance – has been delayed until 2015, there are still several changes for companies that […]

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19 Feb Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Trimark Powered by Leed’s Announces Full US Rollout

NEWSFLASH: Trimark Powered by Leed’s Announces Full US Rollout

Trimark Powered by Leed’s has announced its national expansion across the United States. The company, a business unit of Polyconcept North America, first entered the U.S. market 18 months ago as a pilot program. “We are thrilled that Trimark Powered by Leed’s has been so well received in the U.S. The collection of apparel styles […]

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17 Feb Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments

NEWSFLASH: Garment Workers Get Raise in Bangladesh

NEWSFLASH: Garment Workers Get Raise in Bangladesh

Garment workers in Bangladesh received a minimum wage increase on December 1 amid worker protests that recently shut down more than 250 factories. Bangladesh factory owners initially opposed the hike, but later agreed to the 77% increase that was recommended by a government board. Garment workers will now make $68 a month, up from the […]

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