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From New York to Royal Oak

From New York to Royal Oak

Each year I note with interest the differences between the biggies and those vendors new to the show. Most vendors do an excellent job of showing their entire line of goods. A visually attractive booth will draw you in- but the range of product offerings also has to be equal. That’s especially true with one … Continue reading

Trends from the Stationery Show 2012

Trends from the Stationery Show 2012

I always look forward to seeing and sharing what new ideas and colors are going to be the highlights for me. At the end of the show, what I want as a take away are the current colors trends, trends in stationery, and any ideas that we can expand on as new sources for our … Continue reading

The New York Stationery Show 2012

The New York Stationery Show 2012

TAKING IT ALL IN Recently got back from NYC where I did my annual pilgrimage to the New York Stationery Show. This is the ultimate show for any one in the stationery business. All the new and existing vendors get to show their latest ideas and offerings. It’s the biggest and most prestigious.  Truthfully, it … Continue reading

I Remember When…

The beginning of a New Year seems to remind us of hopefully where we have come from and help us plot where we intend to go. So I want to start with things that have popped into my brain over the last couple of days as I look forward to the start of a new … Continue reading

Investments come in different forms

As all the island of Mackinac was bustling last week with business leaders I thought I would add my two cents on good business practices from downstate. As a small business owner I have a unique perspective but an important one. Small businesses employ more than half of all workers. Small business entrepreneurs are the … Continue reading