Play NICE with your competition 😊

The proverb you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar means it’s much easier to get what you want by being polite rather than by being rude. Quite a simple concept but one sometimes lost between businesses competing for the same market. We’ve all been there, that moment when a salesperson starts slinging […]

CHAMPS VIRTUAL SHOW – July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2020

CHAMPS TRADE SHOWS invites you to participate in the first TRUE virtual trade show for the counter-culture industry!

What is a CHAMPS Virtual Trade Show? It’s a complete virtual landscape where they will digitally create the full CHAMPS Trade Shows experience. This isn’t a simple Zoom Room or a website, this is […]

Supply Chain Rebooting?

Microsoft and Apple have both announced updates to their revenue guidance Q3, FY2020. A slow supply chain has been one of several reasons provided for these altered forecasts. Goldman Sachs has predicted that “US companies will generate no earnings growth in 2020. We have updated our earnings model to incorporate the likelihood that the virus […]

Working with NEW Sources – Tips!

Look for a GREAT first impression

You’re probably going to be cold calling a wide variety of potential suppliers. Those first impressions provide a basic sense of what they might be like to work with. Watch out, for those that are slow to provide responses, images, product details, or shipping rates. It may mean […]

Not too HOT or COLD but JUST RIGHT!! 2019

According to Wikipedia, “A Goldilocks economy is an economy that is not too hot or cold, in other words, sustains moderate economic growth, and that has low inflation, which allows a market-friendly monetary policy. The name comes from the children’s story The Three Bears.”

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New Attractions at CHAMPS Trade Shows!

As CHAMPS Trade Shows celebrates its twentieth anniversary, it’s clear that the cannabis industry has evolved. Over 20 years, the number of exhibitors who attend CHAMPS Trade Shows has multiplied. Exhibitors now include businesses that serve every aspect of the cannabis marketplace and every whim of the consumer. Hemp products, vaporizers, cigarette papers, lighters, credit […]

Getting a Return on Your Investment

Returned merchandise is big business and a tremendous opportunity for small retailers of every kind. You get practically new, name brand products at unbeatable wholesale prices.

 

11% of all purchases nationwide are returned. Customer Returns have created a billion-dollar industry for those who know how to flip these products into profit. Many secondary marketplaces […]

Support Veteran owned Businesses

We are all familiar with the holidays designated to celebrate and commemorate those who have served and sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedoms. Recognizing our veterans at these times is wonderful but many often go unnoticed once they return from military service. These brave men and woman blend into society, many […]

How Effective is Pepper Spray?

I found this interesting article about the strength of OC Pepper Spray, this comes directly from the blog at SafetyTechnology.org. Lots of great information below and more on their site.

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The first thing for you to understand about wholesale pepper spray products is what makes them effective. Most manufacturers use Scoville Heat Units […]

Increasing Profit within the Secondary Market

Every year over half a million businesses are created in the United States. Approximately one third of these start-ups are retail businesses. A large portion of these businesses will focus on the “Secondary Market”. This marketplace offers great advantages and high rewards but you need to be well prepared. Finding the right supplier to source […]

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