Last month our team had the opportunity to revisit one of the largest trade shows in the world. It was great to meet new and old friends and to trek through the eight miles that reminded us that innovation still exists! Although Las Vegas is tiring, shopping is fun and we were able to expand our product knowledge as well as hear from a few intelligent minds on how we can further our business as a whole. Here are our top 5’s from our time in Vegas! Continue reading
The West Coast Labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continues to affect ranchers, farmers and small businesses throughout the country. This nine month long process has produced obstacles and even barricades for businesses and the economy to continue naturally. Continue reading
It takes a village! Special thank you to the Greater Phoenix Chamber staff and the Small Business Leadership Council for inspiring this letter about supporting small business. http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/letters/2014/07/24/state-needs-legislators-to-back-small-business/13143037/
Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with a potential new client. When we first spoke to set up the details they requested catalogs and samples. When we showed up we had no catalogs and only cool promotional items with our names imprinted:)
When we meet with clients we love to have a get to know you approach before we seal the deal. We ate lunch, talked about challenges, and brainstormed on ideas that they have been throwing around for some time.
We try not to be products focused, but opportunity focused. Anyone can push promotional products, but few can help in solution based selling.
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) announced last week that it was easing restrictions on knives that passengers can bring on commercial airliners. The ruling, which is slated to go into effect April 25, opens the door for a number of small knives sold in the promotional products industry. Continue reading
Guest Columnist Karie Cowden, MAS, PPAI Vice
Chair Of Program Services
This Code Shouldn’t Be A Secret Continue reading
The Creative Team created this video to show what the trends are for the future of creative teams. It made me happy! Enjoy!
I believe that Connect the Dots isn’t just a promotional products distributor. We fall into an ad agency feel when clients request a connection between their end goal and a product. I believe after seeing this video that we are on track:)