From Fast Company

From VR tools to choosing the right snacks, here’s how these execs keep meetings quick and effective. READ MORE


Ryan Waychoff has joined the Advance sales team as a Regional Sales Manager. Ryan previously worked in field sales at Fastenal and in the construction industry where he excelled in helping clients find the best solutions. A graduate from Oklahoma State University, Ryan is a newlywed, roots for the Atlanta Braves, enjoys hunting, fishing, photography and playing the guitar. Contact Ryan at [email protected] or 972-446-5505.


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From Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners

The deadline for filing the CY2016 SEC conflict minerals disclosure has now passed, although there are likely to be a few late filers. It is too early to glean anything from the filings and at least three analyses will be conducted, including the Development International study, which is the most comprehensive of them. We all anxiously await these reports. READ MORE

From Inc.

A handy toolkit for those of us who depend on uninterrupted flight time to get work done. READ MORE

Tonawanda, NY May 31, 2017 Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce the launch of a new wedge locking washer product line. 

“The TEC Series product line adds another fastening solution to our portfolio, continuing our 35 year tradition of developing innovative, lowest total installed cost fastening solutions for our valued customers,” says President Adam Pratt, "TEC Series washers are a high quality, high performance, cost-effective solution to the challenge of securing joints that experience severe vibration and load.” 

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From Stanford Social Innovation Review

How focusing on the three organizational pillars of culture, people, and leadership can help fuel meaningful collaboration. READ MORE

From CNN

How much do individuals need to worry about their personal computers being targeted? READ MORE

From Dave Kahle, Sales Resource Center

The biggest issue in the minds of your customers and prospects is not price, and it’s not value – it is risk. READ MORE

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From Fast Company

The history of human expression–from art and music to literature and dance–is built on the creative adaptation of what came before, and the internet follows this pattern; it’s nothing if not the result of distributed innovation and development. READ MORE


oday, your smartest, most productive people will create the most value by both generating and executing on their ideas. As this new breed of employee permeates the workforce, it demands a different approach to management to drive competitiveness and company success. READ MORE

From Inc.

Today's business plans need to go beyond dry logic, facts and figures and incorporate the passion and excitement that generate a real sense of commitment. READ MORE

From Entrepreneur

When you don't have a big budget to market your business, creativity can work just fine. READ MORE

From Ann marie Houghtailing

At any given time, we’re avoiding a conversation for one reason or another. We move it from one day’s To Do list to the next because we have more anxiety than language to enter the conversation. Here are five tips to conquer a tough conversation. READ MORE

From Harvard Business Review

The starting point of most competitive analysis is a question: Who is your competition? That’s because most companies view their competition as another brand, product, or service. But smart leaders and organizations go broader. READ MORE

From Entrepreneur

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more. READ MORE

From Multibriefs

Approximately 34 percent of the U.S. workforce — or 53 million Americans — earn a living working as freelancers, according to the "Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce" report. Despite this huge number, freelance workers are still not protected by law. However, all of this is set to change as the Freelance Isn't Free Act (FIFA) takes effect in New York City. Employers and freelancers need to understand the extent of the law before they are affected by it. READ MORE

The 27th Edition of the Distribution Software Guide has become the most used directory for wholesale distributors looking to replace or upgrade their existing business software. The guide provides detailed vendor information including feature matrixes for Enterprise Distribution and Complementary Solutions. Request Print Copies at 

In response to market demand, the 11th Edition of the Manufacturing Software Guide has been developed to meet the unique needs of the manufacturing supply chain community. This guide includes detailed vendor pages, company demographics, product information, and a feature matrix. Request Print Copies at


We are happy to report that once again the students rose to the challenge and came up with designs that not only met the contest requirements but also demonstrated their grasp of sound engineering principles.

From Association Success

Whether it’s for a promo video or a webinar, having the quality of your footage match the quality of your content makes such a difference to the message you are sending out. READ MORE