recall readiness part 1

Bethany Hacker | October 7, 2019

Turn Challenging Customers Into Loyal Clients

A decorator was in a bind: His customer’s event was the next day, and the PMS colors in the art file didn’t match the ones listed on the purchase order. To make matters worse, the decorator couldn’t reach his client, so his team had a 50/50 cha...

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Brands Taking a Stand

From BIC Graphic Blog According to a recent survey, consumers want the businesses they support to engage in social and political issues, especially on social media. In fact, 73% of 18-34 year old shoppers expect brands to speak up for causes they sup...

Bethany Hacker | September 30, 2019

REVISED Overtime Rule from the Dept of Labor

The suspense is over – the Department of Labor announced the revised Overtime Rule, which will set the minimum salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s white-collar exemptions at $684 per week, or $35,568 per year. The rule, which will ...

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From Calderon Textiles on the Tariffs

September 19, 2019 This communication is in follow up to my letter dated August 2, 2019. In the previous letter, I informed you of newly imposed tariffs of 10% on Chinese imports. I also shared with you that there had been softening in the cotton pri...

The Firm helps Universal Unilink members save o money on telecommunications

Universal Unilink | September 5, 2019

The Firm Interview with Charles Franklin

  Listen to the interview: Links mentioned in this interview: The Firm website Interview Transcript Universal Unilink Welcome to our Supplier Spotlight interview. I have Charles Franklin of The Firm on the line. Let’s get started. Charles,...

employees don't care about work

Universal Unilink | June 1, 2019

Most Employees Don’t Care About Their Work!

With the U.S. economy on solid footing, American workers may be feeling better about their career prospects, but most aren’t thrilled with their actual jobs. In fact, according to a new Gallup study on the American workplace, two-thirds are disenga...

power-of-personal connections

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The Power of Personal Connections

This weekend I was reading an article about a partnership between Apple and Amazon for iCloud storage. The contents of the article are probably not interesting to most Universal Unilink members nor its suppliers like KEY, but the cover image of the a...

Save the Date for the 2020 Conference

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What’s New this Summer

Hello Members, It is summer again! A time to relax with friends and family, throw a few steaks on the grill and take a dip. Of course, that isn’t to say we should neglect business! Here at Universal Unilink, we are making changes and steering this ...

High Performing Sales Culture

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Create a High-Performance Sales Culture Starting Today

In sales, culture is everything—and right now, it’s everywhere too. Sales culture has become one of the buzziest buzzwords out there, with think pieces popping up left and right about why culture matters. Don’t get us wrong: it does matter....