Bruce Fox Blog

Thanksgiving – Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Nov 20, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 10 Minutes

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Having too much turkey and pumpkin pie? Spending time with your friends and family? Rushing from house to house, trying to make all the different get-togethers while wondering why you do this to yourself? Or is Thanksgiving just the day before Black Friday?

Thanksgiving means something different for many people; however, it did not start as all of those things. Thanksgiving started as the most basic definition – giving thanks.

Being thankful and celebrating what you have by giving thanks for it.

That’s the definition I want to remind everyone about – be thankful for what you have; whether that’s your friends, your family, your health, a roof over your head, or even your employees. Everyone has something to be thankful for.

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Tags: Challenges faced by companies, Challenges faced by distributors, Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients

Branded Ornaments: The Perfect Gift For The Holidays

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Nov 13, 2018 1:54:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 4.5 Minutes


With the holidays comes the onslaught of customers who have ghosted for the past 11 months and what seems to be a mountain of orders from all of your other various clients. At least that’s if you’ve been working on drumming up business, growing your current clients, and building your prospect list all year long.

Getting all of those orders and customers is fantastic, but not so much on your timetable. You only have so many days until the end of the year – here’s a countdown clock if you really want to feel rushed.

Now, if you’ve been reading our blogs, you’ll know that we’ve been avid proponents for getting holiday orders in early. By doing so, you won’t have to fight tight timelines, limited stock, crazy expatiated shipping costs, and other reasons here.

However, November is now upon us and I’m sure you’re frantically searching for products that will please your customer while still having a fast turn-around time. That’s where our DYR line comes in.

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Tags: Challenges faced by distributors, Sales tools for distributors

Tariffying!

Posted by Dave Miller on Nov 6, 2018 1:08:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 3 Minutes 


Halloween is in the rear-view mirror, but the real spooky stuff is still in full view in the windshield ahead of us.

Anyone reading this (or taking in oxygen) understands the tariff issue and the impact it bears on the promotional products marketplace. If this harbinger has somehow passed you by, then this article from Counselor will bring you up to speed:

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Tags: Challenges faced by distributors, Objections posed by distributors

13 Terrifying HR Stats That Will Make You Lose Sleep

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 16 Minutes


There is plenty out there to make any HR professional lose sleep, from laws that are bouncing around Parliament to the latest misconduct occurrence.  However, some rather important issues get lost under the stacks of paperwork. Countless hours get swallowed by the latest project or another situation that’s on fire.

Everyone has the fear that they’re missing something important because they are so busy. Unfortunately, it’s highly likely that you’re passing over important connections by just moving on to the next item on the checklist.

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Tags: Challenges faced by companies, Sales tools for distributors

Shirt Happens

Posted by Dave Miller on Oct 23, 2018 12:11:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 8 Minutes


Like my new shirt?

Never mind the goofy pseudo-modeling pose. The shirt is your basic garden-variety light blue polo shirt. A dad uniform staple. It might be like the forty-seven-eleventh one I’ve owned that looks pretty much like this one. But this particular shirt is quite special to me for a reason no shirt has ever been. I wanted to give it a try for what I think is an interesting reason. You might find it interesting too…

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Tags: Challenges faced by distributors

Meet The Box

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 16, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes


Have you met The Box yet? It’s a nice box.

But seriously, this is not a box that you ship things in and then hand over to your cat. The Box is new to our lineup and has quickly become a popular DYR item.

This could be because of its ability to define a brand in a small but professional manner or due to its recognition prowess while taking up minimal desk space.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients

Tell Us Your Story

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 9, 2018 12:08:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 3.5 Minutes


Storytelling might have changed through the years, but it certainly is not dead. Every person, brand, and product has a story behind it. Whether it’s about a group of people starting a company in a garage and growing into a multi-billion dollar company or if it’s an artist inspired by the world around him with an entrepreneurial spirit; every brand has a story to tell.

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Tags: Benefits for the end clients, Benefits for the distributor, Sales tools for distributors

21 Insider Tips

Posted by Dave Miller on Oct 2, 2018 12:11:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 11.5 Minutes


We can all use some insider tips, right? So I’ve compiled a list that my 30 years here has taught me.

Take my advice. You can thank me later.

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Tags: Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

The Plaque of Multiple Uses: Gallery Plaque

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Sep 25, 2018 8:31:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


 Why do you ever need a plaque?

  • Giving one to an employee to recognize their years of service or for a job well done?
  • As a plaque award or personalized plaque that is given to a special person or group?
  • You’re looking for perpetual plaques to hang on a wall, recognizing and memorializing people?
  • Do you need custom plaques that could be given out as a special gift to event-goers, maybe as a commemorative plaque?
  • Or are you searching for professional signage, environmental branding, or branded artwork?
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Tags: Benefits for the end clients, Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors

Business Christmas Gifts

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Sep 18, 2018 12:49:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 8 Minutes


The passage of time seems to speed up once school starts back up. We jump from bathing suits to hanging up Halloween decorations and then we are having family over for Thanksgiving. In between it all, we’re rushing around doing our typical day-today, holiday shopping sprees, and all of the family and friends’ gatherings. During that time, when everyone is so wrapped up and sprinting between social engagements, Christmas pounces.

No one has time for the impending holiday, at yet it’s the holiday we all prepare for and buy, sell, and sell more. It’s one of the most profitable times of the year for a reason.

So, what are you doing for Christmas? Have you talked with your partners, contacts, and clients yet? If not, then you’re already putting yourself at a disadvantage this season. 

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Tags: Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the distributor