PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.

The promo industry’s business services providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. This week, PPAI Media is spotlighting the consulting services they offer promo businesses. Many providers offer consulting for technology, marketing, administrative or sales needs. No matter what issue your company is currently facing, there’s help out there.

Many of these business services providers will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2024, which takes place January 15-18 in Las Vegas.


eXtendTech is a software company providing industry solutions within the Oracle NetSuite enterprise resource planning platform. Serving both distributors and suppliers, the company facilitates artwork management, proof approvals, order management and creation, item creation and synchronization, web integrations and financial management.

eXtendTech also offers integrations with industry trade organizations, direct supplier integrations and turnkey PromoStandards enablement.

Culture Index 

The core strategy behind every successful company lies in effective people management and communication, achieving goals while ensuring the right fit for each role. Culture Index offers unparalleled insights into team dynamics, drawing from decades of experience to foster tightly connected teams and drive success.

"The Culture Index Program has been invaluable in assessing profiles of our team members and potential hires. It has not only streamlined our recruitment process by ensuring we match the right talent to the right roles, but it has also enhanced our understanding of our current team's dynamics and needs. The value provided goes beyond mere metrics by offering a deeper understanding of individual strengths and potential areas for development.  

The value is exponentially higher because of the exceptional consultancy provided by Claudeen Saxon. Her expertise and thoughtful advice is pivotal in analyzing staffing decisions and management strategies. Claudeen’s insight extends far beyond the data, offering nuanced perspectives that have significantly benefited our leadership approach."

-Dale Denham, PPAI President and CEO

EME Exclusive Meeting Experience

EME specializes in organizing one-on-one meetings between top distributors and suppliers throughout the United States. The company has recently announced service updates, such as adding off-site experiences, scoping new resort locations, implementing improvements in its meeting management processes, adding new tech components to its website and streamlining how it gathers information from clients.

Bista Solutions

Bista Solutions is an enterprise resource planning implementation and digital transformation company that optimizes the business processes of customers in the promotional products industry.

LJM Consultants

For 25 years, its parcel consultants have been helping companies reduce shipping costs and increase their bottom line through carrier contract and rate negotiations, parcel invoice auditing services and comprehensive logistics advisory services.

The company helps its clients better understand, manage, and control shipping costs by developing and implementing business intelligence solutions that empower the shipper.


Net At Work

Net At Work deploys and supports technology by becoming your virtual chief information officer. Offerings include IT managed services, cloud services, ERP/accounting, CRM/marketing and HR/workforce management solutions.

Expense Reduction Analysts

For nearly 30 years, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) has helped thousands of clients find extra cash flow and improve operational efficiency in more than 40 expense categories. ERA’s risk-free model means the cost of doing business comes from a portion of the savings it finds. If no savings are found, there is no fee for its services.


Techiliere provides NetSuite consulting services for the promotional products industry. Additionally, its technology advisory services help to define the structure for a proactive IT department model.

Beyond Cloud Consulting

Beyond Cloud Consulting’s goal is to close the gap at the crossroads of management consulting and digital transformation. Its international team has helped with NetSuite implementations around the globe.


Brandivate is a business services agency driving marketing, sales and branding solutions.

Blaise Drake & Company

Blaise Drake & Company helps companies grow their top-line sales and bottom-line profits with EQP buying power and training.



InfoSourcing is a cloud ERP implementation partner, specializing in scalable business operations.

Adelante Community Development

Adelante Community Development supports small and medium entrepreneurs in the use of technology, digital transformation and business leadership.

Bryant Park Consulting

Bryant Park Consulting is a top NetSuite Alliance partner focused on helping clients transform their business through technology.

Certified Marketing Consultants Ltd.

Certified Marketing Consultants specializes in advising promo firms on mergers and acquisitions, private sales and business valuations.


Promo Consulting

Promo Consulting’s services provide distributors with an experienced partner that will help them achieve their goals.

RBB Marketing

RBB Marketing offers assistance with customer relationship management, client portals, idea center websites and marketing email campaigns. 

Product Safety Advisors

Product Safety Advisors is a full-service product safety and regulatory compliance consulting firm servicing suppliers and distributors in the promotional products industry. 



Since its inception in 1981, Myers-Holum has been at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge business technology and application solutions. Our enduring partnerships with industry leaders underscore their unwavering commitment to providing exceptional services. Catering to a diverse clientele, they serve small and medium-sized businesses, middle-market enterprises, and Fortune 1000 companies alike.


Solutions Unlimited LLC


With computer network and IT support services, Solutions Unlimited LLC makes technology a powerful tool to increase profitability and productivity for businesses.



Over the past 35-plus years, 5pPromo has assisted suppliers and distributors in establishing enduring partnerships, fostering strong connections through innovative ideas, and delivering solutions that facilitate the growth of their businesses. Their step-by-step 5P process is designed to empower brands and equip businesses with the necessary sales, marketing, and infrastructure tools for successful growth.

 The Ripple Collective

The Ripple Collective is a one-stop shop for connection and collaboration. The free platform provides the opportunity to connect with fellow distributors, share best practices and access valuable resources at no cost. With paid memberships, individuals will gain access to peer-mentor groups, fostering lasting relationships and providing essential guidance for success.