Bill Muske, Mid City Services

Paige Porio | August 26, 2014

Mid City Services

Six years ago this August, Bill Muske bought an inefficient, medium size mat laundry in Minnesota’s Twin City area. What happened next is a story of transformation of the industrial laundry business model. For the past 3 years Mid-City Services has...

Health Care Update

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Health Care Update

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / PPACA (or just “ACA”), “Health Reform,” or “ObamaCare” has changed the landscape of health insurance, probably forever. The controversial passage of the law has brought about some things th...

Google Plus Local Pages

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Goodbye Google Places, Hello Google+ Local  

You may not have realized major changes are coming to your Google Local Listings. Google Places has moved to the new Google+ Local platform. First, let’s recap on just what is a local listing on Google? Google local listings, formerly known as Goog...

Ash City Genesis of an apparel Line

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The Genesis of an Apparel Line 

After the in-depth look at the exciting Creative Process from our first installment of The Genesis of an Apparel Line, the creativity definitely doesn’t stop there! In this segment, we will take a look at the Building Process of an Apparel Line. Af...

Showdown Signs and Displays

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Signs and Displays

Success in Direct Sales boils down to a simple fact: If you meet your customers’ needs they will come back time and again to give you more business. You are likely meeting the workwear or corporate apparel needs that your customers demand and you m...

vital update

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September Vital Updates

Supplier Holiday Catalogs Many of our Preferred Suppliers, such as Prime Line, have published Holiday gift catalogs. Get these in front of your customers to generate sales this Holiday Season. Leeds added as new Preferred Supplier Leeds became the la...

Allan Fowler with Mark Egan of Dickies

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It’s Going to be a Great Conference!

By the time you read this, the 2014 Charleston Business Development Conference will be in full swing. Rooms at the conference hotel sold out early and excitement among those attending is high. For example, consider Bill Muske who attended for the fir...

keep hospital uniforms germ-free

Paige Porio | July 21, 2014

Germ Warfare: A Uniformed Approach

It seems today that everywhere we go; whether it is the grocery store, movie theatre, restaurant, doctor’s office or the mall, we are seeing sterile cleanser dispensers. Fighting the spread of germs is on everyone’s mind these days and doing what...

Indy Hanger is a Universal Unilink Preferred Supplier

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Indy Hanger

Indy Hanger’s unique, no rust hangers are receiving accolades from Universal Unilink Members who tried the product. The story of how this chrome-look hanger was developed is an example of American ingenuity. During the summer of 2008, salesmen from...

West Coast Port Strike

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West Coast Strike Could Impact Supply Chain Nationally

As The ADVANTAGE goes to press, concern about the expiration of the labor contract between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Long shore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) which ends at midnight June 30th mounts. At this time, it is...