Hollywood Bed Frame to Increase Space, Workers

Hollywood Bed Frame to Increase Space, Workers

Hollywood Bed Frame Co. is planning to expand its factory in Commerce, California, from 80,000 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet and is boosting its number of employees to 200. The company said it has hired more than 60 employees over the past two years. “We are 100% committed to growing our business […]

Give Employees These 11 Things

Give Employees These 11 Things

To be an exceptional boss, make sure you’re a giving boss, says Jeff Haden in a March 27 Inc.com article. People respect and admire leaders who have their employees’ best interests at heart. To do that, here are 11 things good managers give their employees: 1. The gift of patience Showing patience is a way […]

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

BY JULIE A. PALM Quick! Name the people most vital to your company’s success. Did you say your employees? Yes, definitely important. Customers? Of course. But what about your suppliers? They may not have jumped immediately to mind, but whether your business thrives or withers is rooted in your relationship with your suppliers. If  “suppliers” wasn’t your […]

Go, Team, Go! The Best Way to Build a Successful Group

Go, Team, Go! The Best Way to Build a Successful Group

Two heads are better than one, the saying goes. But that doesn’t take into account how to make two, three, four or five heads work together as a team and build a successful group. Over the decades, psychologists have learned some universal traits that good teams share, according to an article by Jeremy Dean on […]

10 Traits All Innovative Leaders Share

10 Traits All Innovative Leaders Share

Leadership involves a number of qualities. But what makes someone stand out as an innovative leader? Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, authors of “The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders,” conducted a study in which they asked identified leaders, along with the leader’s boss and a number of peers and direct reports, for […]

This Holiday Season, I am Thankful for the Gift of Co-workers, Readers

This Holiday Season, I am Thankful for the Gift of Co-workers, Readers

Like BedTimes editors before me, I periodically like to use this column to acknowledge and thank the members of the publications staff of the International Sleep Products Association. What better time than the holidays—a time of remembering the blessings in our lives—to say thank you for their commitment, hard work and can-do attitude every day […]

Creative Ticking Expands Design Team by Three

Creative Ticking Expands Design Team by Three

Industry supplier Creative Ticking, a division of Beverly Knits, with headquarters in Gastonia, North Carolina, has expanded its research and development and design team by promoting one and hiring two others. Cindy Rice, who joined the Creative Ticking team in 2015 as a product designer, was promoted to lead product designer. Chelsea Lloyd was hired […]

Protect-A-Bed Realigns Marketing and Product Development Roles

Protect-A-Bed, a Chicago-based supplier of mattresses, protection products and sleep accessories, has hired Kara Lineal as vice president of marketing, a new position at the company. Warrick Bell, who previously managed marketing efforts, is now vice president of product innovation and leads the company’s product innovation and development.  In her new post Lineal is responsible […]

Creating a Company Led by Purpose-driven Employees

Creating a Company Led by Purpose-driven Employees

Business transformation Focus on these 4 keys to create a company that can weather any economic storm BY ELIAKIM THORPE Marco and Marissa are emerging entrepreneurs who recently went into business together. During a lunch meeting, they began to discuss their future profit projections and how well they expected their business to perform financially six […]