Group Purchasing Gives Buying Power to SMBs

Anyone who is in procurement knows that high-volume purchases mean discounts and oftentimes, leverage. Most small businesses don’t have the need – or the pocketbook – to achieve either. However, when small businesses combine their resources for group purchasing, their negotiating position is significantly strengthened. UNA, launched in 2012, is one of several group purchasing organizations…

Manufacturers Bullish on Second Half of 2013

Small and midsize manufacturers are expressing optimism about their business during the second half of the year in spite of concerns about federal regulation and fiscal policies. Ninety-seven percent of respondents to a survey conducted by buying consortium Prime Advantage expects revenues to be better than or equal to the first half of 2013. Forty-two…