Santa! The Ultimate Staff Incentive.

Lady In Santa Outfit

In the past, I always found the more pleasant and reasonable a boss has been to me, the more enthusiastic I was and so the harder I worked. This approach has never worked for me when employing people. The nicer I was the more I got pushed over and bored with “I can’t come into…

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Taking A Break Or Taking The Proverbial?

Santa queue

As much as I embrace certain rituals in life I’m not a big fan of routine so I love the fact that each day in December usually brings something different, from Nativity Plays to the endless Christmas parties. It’s frustrating though that some companies use the concept of Christmas to…well do as little as possible…

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How Successful Business Owners Think?

Promo Business Success

Here are five mindsets that lead to success! Want to find out more? Sign up to our 27 Awesome Growth Hacks below and we will let you in on the secret of some practical, high value activities that will help your business thrive.

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Have You Heard The News? 4Imprint’s Sold SPS.

4Imprint sells SPS

… Direct marketing and printing group 4Imprint announced it had completed the sale of SPS to a private equity-backed management team for 7.25m pounds. The purchaser is Ensco 1024 Limited, a newly incorporated company controlled by the SPS Senior Management. As you know SPS is a supplier of promotional products to distributors in the UK…

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What Promotional Product Lives The Longest?

What Promo Products Live Forever

So surely it’s got to be the promotional pen? 8 owners is a serious audience and that’s just The Average Pen. What about “favourite” pens? Everybody’s got them, haven’t they? The pen that makes your signature look a little sleeker. Or if you’re on the superstitious side, a “lucky” pen. That pen that will always…

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Never Skype In Your Pyjamas

Working in your PJs

Excellent advice! And it doesn’t stop there. Here are four more things the Guardian’s Home Business Hub suggest you take into consideration when working from home. Which leads us nicely on to a little shameless plug. You can run your promotional gift business from home effortlessly with Promosoftware. It is tailor made for the promotional…

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How Do You Choose The Perfect Promotional Product?

Quality Not Quantity

Perception IS Everything! Marketing departments are advised to keep this statistic in mind “Owners of promotional products remember the company they came from 87% of the time.” Low cost is attractive but can be dangerous. Poor quality items might meet your budget goals but can fall far short when promoting your brand or company. A…

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Polar Bear Pitching!

Polar Bear Pitching

In Northern Finland, slipping into a pair of trunks or bikini and taking a dip is not at the top of most people’s to-do lists on a sub-zero day in February. At The Polar Bear Pitching event on 7 February, 20 thick-skinned entrepreneurs did just that and plunged into the ice to deliver a winning…

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Leverage! Do The Work Once And Get Paid Forever!

Brad is worth listening to, as unlike many coaches he owned & still owns many other successful businesses outside of the mentoring world. It’s frustrating and fruitless repeatedly doing monotonous tasks especially when you don’t have to. In promotional gifts you find yourself chasing your tail, duplicating jobs and not getting round to important stuff…

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Can’t Get The Staff? How About Referrals?

referral handshake

Honestly, I don’t know. This is something many Small Business Owners struggle with. Do you think the Old Boy’s Network is dated? A recent report from Nedbank, South Africa states otherwise. Apparently “40% of small business owners stated referrals were their preferred recruitment method, which supports an international small business trend that has led to…

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