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One Stop Shop
February 28, 2017There are tons of resources for finding social media best practices, but the implementation of those practices will change with each company. It may be suggested that you post to Facebook between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day, but your company might discover it gets more engagement by posting between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. And while it’s important to know the general idea of social media best practices, it’s also helpful to know what consumers dislike about brands on social media. Sprout Social, a social media management company, conducted a survey to ...
A Rep's Perspective
February 28, 2017Last week, I discussed the concept of running your sales business like a real business. Today let’s consider one big area where you should your time to improve your professional standing that is not what would be considered billable hours. Billable hours are charged back to a client with the firm being paid for the work. This is similar to a sales rep sitting in front of a customer presenting product, making the sale and eventually receiving commission. Professional service firms love billable hours because the more of them they have, the more they get paid. Non-billable hours represents ...
From Fabric to Frame
Cindy W. Hodnett
February 28, 2017From the seen-on-the-morning-information-scan category: An article talking about the “fall of exaggerated consumerism” asserts that the next generation of buyers is not going to play by the same rules as those of previous years. Rather than being persuaded to buy as much as possible and the latest version of everything, new buyers will begin practicing “lowsumerism,” according to author Gustavo Tanaka, who titled his column “Something Extraordinary is Happening in the World, and Most People Haven’t Noticed.” “For too long, we’ve been manipulated to consume as much as we possibly can, to buy every new product launched — the ...
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- International Window Coverings Expo
March 8, 2017 - March 9, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market
March 8, 2017 - March 10, 2017
- Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition
March 15, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Global Home Show
H&TT's Global Home Show is set for March 26-30, 2017. It is the ideal venue for U.S. and foreign-based suppliers looking for temporary space for Market Week. All exhibitors also get strong marketing support from H&TT, in print and online. It's the most cost-effective and convenient way to show at New York Home Fashions Week.