SPPA eNews
Jun. 6, 2014

Tee Compressed unveils unique promotional apparel
Fibre 2 Fashion
Promotional product creation company Tee Compressed is offering clients a service that few others can provide — compressed promotional apparel. These are items, like a T-shirt, tote bag, or towel, which have been compressed into an exponentially smaller, unique shape, in many cases one that has relevance to the client's business.More

USPS door-to-door mail delivery may soon end
WICS-TV
Mail delivered to your doorstep could become a thing of the past. Currently, there are more than 37 million homes and businesses that have mail delivered directly to the door. Now, a bill in Washington is looking to change that — putting 15 million households at risk of losing home mail delivery.More

The makings of a great logo
Fast Company
Your company's logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos for different projects, Pixelapse's Lo Min Ming presents a set of questions that he always asks himself before delivering a new logo.More

What's inside Apple's WWDC swag bag?
iMore
Years from now, people will gaze upon WWDC coats and ask "Where did you get such a fine and luxurious garment?" And attendees will be able to answer, "WWDC 2014." Registering for WWDC has never been a cheap affair, and this year developers are being gifted with a black jacket embroidered with the WWDC14 wordmark and a $25 gift card for use in the App Store.More

How a small business can offer Fortune 500 benefits
Daily Finance
Employees are the life-blood of any business. Their skill, competence, and presentation determine how smoothly a business functions — as well as how it is perceived by customers. Often it is hard for a small-business owner to attract, and more importantly, retain quality employees because they can't offer competitive benefits.More

Are you opinionating all over your sales floor?
By Harry J. Friedman
When someone asks how your business is doing, you certainly can answer if business is up or down compared to last year. But do you know which salespeople are producing the most business? Which ones are consistently selling more than one item per sale? Which salespeople have the highest average sale? Come on now. No opinionating. Just the facts, ma'am. You may be thinking, "Is all of this information really necessary?" Only if you're interested in significantly increasing sales.More

This guy trademarked the symbol for Pi and took away our geeky T-shirts
Wired
This may be the biggest legal controversy to engulf the mathematical constant pi since that time in 1897 when the Indiana legislature tried to declare it equal to 3.2: A Brooklyn artist is claiming a broad trademark in T-shirts, jackets, caps, and other apparel featuring the Greek letter, resulting in the mass, temporary removal of thousands of products from the custom t-shirt printing site Zazzle.More

Tee Compressed unveils unique promotional apparel
Fibre 2 Fashion
Promotional product creation company Tee Compressed is offering clients a service that few others can provide — compressed promotional apparel. These are items, like a T-shirt, tote bag, or towel, which have been compressed into an exponentially smaller, unique shape, in many cases one that has relevance to the client's business.More

8 essential elements for small business email
Small Business Computing
Every small business email you send is an opportunity to connect with your customers and subscribers, stay top-of-mind, and maybe even boost your sales. Include these eight simple-but-essential elements in each email you send, and you should see positive results.More

Ohio State sues another DIY T-shirt design site, following victory against Skreened
Columbus Business First
Fresh off its victory against Columbus-based Skreened, Ohio State University has sued another company that allows people to design their own T-shirts for sale. Ohio State filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit in federal court in Ohio against Teespring Inc., a Rhode Island company with a business model similar to Skreened.More

3-D printing — approaching critical mass in an $8 billion industry
Forbes
For more than 20 years, U.S.-based Trent Capital Management has invested its clients’ money in smart technology companies. Mainly in mobile phone companies. As of now, the company has a new investment policy: 3-D printing. “It’s the first thing we’ve seen come along that is going to be as universally disruptive as the cellular telephone industry,” says partner Jim Folds, who is advising the company’s family office clients among others that the technology’s time is about to come.More