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5 reasons your business needs a custom email address blog banner by chris alfano, svp of business technology at aia corporation

Building a small business requires a lot of effort and hard work. One way to make a powerful impression on potential customers is to invest in a custom email address for your company. A customized email address gives you the flexibility to use a variety of features, and it also appears more...

SVP, Business Technology
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aia corporation international womens day 2022

According to Harvard Business Review, research has shown that companies with more women on the leadership team are more profitable, more socially responsible and provide higher-quality customer experiences — among many other benefits. We're proud to have a majority female leadership team and believe...

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5 Ways a Business Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals - AIA Corporation

When you’re an entrepreneur, small things can make or break your business. Early on, you need to make a lot of decisions, and it can be helpful to have someone in your corner. When you decide to work with AIA, you are paired with an experienced business coach for no additional cost. Our business...

Content Marketing Specialist
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4 ways your small business can stay proactive against cyber threats graphic

Understanding how to stay proactive against cyber threats is critical for small business owners. Cyber threats can affect your company in many ways, whether you are dealing with the aftermath of a data breach or trying to overcome downtime. Looking at ways to lessen the impact of a cybersecurity...

SVP, Business Technology
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Leading and Learning as a New CEO graphic with picture of Nancy Schmidt, CEO of AIA Corporation

I was recently working on my letter to our AIA Community for our first-ever  Community Strong report, and I found myself thinking about leadership: my own over the past 21 months since I became AIA Corporation's CEO – and that of the many leaders who make up our diverse and talented community of bus...

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management tips when working with remote employees

In this era of digital transition and online conveniences, managers and businesses are going to be dealing with a more remote workforce. If you are a business owner or manager who is facing difficulty in managing employees remotely then there are guidelines you can integrate into your management...

SVP, Business Technology
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SVP of Owner Success at AIA corporation, Rich Berg in graphic that says "january trade show season recap"

I’ve been in the promo industry for many years and there’s so much to love about our business. Nothing renews my passion and excitement like the January trade show season! It’s the time when we see new products, get a pulse on the industry, learn new things, and build upon our relationships with...

Senior Vice President Owner Success
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CEO of AIA Corporation, Nancy Schmidt with the words "two key truths of entrepreneurship"

In my four years at AIA, I have seen firsthand the strong entrepreneurial spirit that permeates the promotional products industry. I am consistently impressed and inspired by the way our Owners run their businesses. As I’ve worked with our Owner Community and engaged with others across this industry...

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las vegas skyline during the daytime

The PPAI Expo provides those in the promotional products industry with opportunities to network, learn new skills, and experience the latest trends as they’re happening. For the first time in two years, the show took place in person at the Las Vegas convention center this January. Thousands of...

Content Marketing Specialist
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person types on a laptop with text that reads "should you upgrade to windows 11?"

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced that after six years of Windows 10, they would be releasing a new operating system. The announcement of Windows 11 was met with equal parts fanfare and equal parts curiosity. Why a new operating system, and why now? Most importantly, is an upgrade...

SVP, Business Technology