With apologies to Jules Verne, I haven't actually been "around the world," but it has indeed been 90 days since my last Against the Grain. It sure feels like I've seen a whole lot of this big, blue ball since then. It doesn't matter if I'm going somewhere for the first time or...
At industry events and NAWLA regional meetings, I’m one of the youngest people in the room and one of the very few young women. On the trade-show floor, I’ve had attendees approach to ask “Do you really work for Roseburg?” and “Does your father work in the industry?”
Getting your product into a big box retailer can be a huge boon for your company. The potential for increased, consistent sales is appealing, but there are also plenty of challenges to consider before going into business with a large store.
In 1900, President William McKinley signed the Lacey Act into law, banning the trade of illegally procured wildlife, fish and plants. In 2008, an amendment to the act added timber and paper to the list of banned trade products.