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The only comprehensive source of info for the Surplus, outdoor and tactical industries
The only comprehensive source of info for the Surplus, outdoor and tactical industries

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By J.D. Williams With the advent of Mobile technology and the widespread use of smartphones and tablets, the mobile app has become a vital part of our lives. Many established businesses have sought to use mobile apps as a tool for marketing and branding.…

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Are you ready for #winterweather   #preparation   and #survival  ?

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Would you like to earn $100 for your writing?

We are a trade publication with worldwide distribution, looking for new voices within our industry. 

We want to expand our roster of writers, and  will pay $100 for good, concise articles about: 
- anything relating to the Army/Navy surplus and outdoors industry, 
- advice for running a family-owned business, 
- new technology for brick-and-mortar retailers, 
- human interest stories about life in the military, law enforcement,            EMTs, firefighters or search and rescue personnel.
- personal stories about camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, outdoors life, airsoft competition, or living off the grid 

Each article should be in the 600-800 word range, and include your resume, a list of credentials and references.
if we like your article, we'll put it in a future issue and pay you a cool $100 for it, and will probably also contact you for future articles.

Send all information to: Editor.Surplus.Today@gmail.com.
For a sample of the types of articles we publish, visit our website at www.surplustodayonline.com.

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Would you like to earn $100 for your writing?

We are a trade publication with worldwide distribution, looking for new voices within our industry. 

We want to expand our roster of writers, and  will pay $100 for good, concise articles about: 
- anything relating to the Army/Navy surplus and outdoors industry, 
- advice for running a family-owned business, 
- new technology for brick-and-mortar retailers, 
- human interest stories about life in the military, law enforcement,            EMTs, firefighters or search and rescue personnel.
- personal stories about camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, outdoors life, airsoft competition, or living off the grid 

Each article should be in the 600-800 word range, and include your resume, a list of credentials and references.
if we like your article, we'll put it in a future issue and pay you a cool $100 for it, and will probably also contact you for future articles.

Send all information to: Editor.Surplus.Today@gmail.com.
For a sample of the types of articles we publish, visit our website at www.surplustodayonline.com.

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How did this authentic Russian Military Service BDUs find its way into the Surplus Today bathroom? Here is the answer from David Castlegrant:

"Back in 2001, Deb and I traveled to Rostov-on-Don in Russia for 5 weeks to work with companies that were having difficulty with the transformation of the Russian economy from communism to capitalism.

We consulted with these companies on a variety of issues. Deb worked with two small manufacturing companies on human resource and training issues and I worked with a retail department store chain on marketing issues.

I secured this assignment through a classified ad that I applied to in an issue of the WSJ sometime in 1999. After a two year application process we were selected by the Citizens Democarcy Corp to take on the assignments. The trip was funded by a grant from the USAID (US Agency for International Development) in cooperation with the EU and  Russian government.

The history of privatization in Russia is interesting in that the government gave little to no help to non essential industries -- many of the companies in these industries were left to figure things out on their own. But, the government did keep a tight reign on more heavy industries like automotive, aerospace, petroleum and other strategic industries.

On to the Russian BDU -- at the time we were in Rostov, DCA was the administrator for the FJR Buying Group, a buying association comprised of 20 army-navy stores located in various cities east of the Mississippi. At an FJR meeting prior to our leaving for Russia, I mentioned to the group that nature of the trip and offered to find a source for Russian military BDUs and get the information for the group. 

As I was working with one of the largest menswear retailer in the Rostov area, I asked the owner (my client) if he could find a sample and pricing. On the last day of my engagement, he presented me with the sample along with pricing for the FJR group.

Upon my return (at the next FJR meeting) I presented the garments and pricing but the group did not purchase because of various style and cost factors. The one this that everyone did want was the Russian Military Service patch that is on the arm of the jacket -- the patch was a huge hit but as this was a real deal patch, it was not for sale!"
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How can new developments with Videoconferencing help your small business? find out in Surplus Today!

http://www.surplustodayonline.com/2015/04/22/the-new-face-of-video-conferencing/

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