It’s National Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long celebration honoring ambitious go-getters across the entire country. Founded in 2006 by the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, the observance encourages communities of all sizes to support entrepreneurship. With a little more than 50% of small businesses failing in the first four years, it’s clear that starting a company doesn’t come without struggle!

Quality Logo Products® started as a small business, and one of our greatest driving forces for what we do is increasing a company’s chance of success through effective promotional products. For us, promos are more than just pens that sit at the bottom of a work bag. They’re some of the most successful marketing outlets of all time!

Our Entrepreneurial History

Bret Bonnet, President of Quality Logo Products, came up with Quality Logo Products® as part of a class assignment while attending North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. At that point, Bret had already had years of promotional products experience and realized he might as well take his shot at building a company of his own! He partnered up with his best friend, Michael Wenger, to build the company of his dreams and hasn’t looked back since.

What initially started in Bret’s basement with a hand-me-down laptop that had missing keyboard letters has since grown to a nearly $50 million operation with two locations in Aurora, Illinois.  In 2017, Quality Logo Products® was ranked as the top 13th distributor in the country, and between our talented staff and dedication to innovation, it’s easy to understand why! We’re committed to offering the best promo ordering experience!

Expanding Your Own Reach

One of the best ways to get your brand noticed is by handing out promotional products to your target audience. Whether it’s bringing some custom tote bags along with you to a Chamber of Commerce event or setting up a booth at a local business fair, providing tangible items to the community is proven to be a great way to spread the word about a brand. In fact, promotional products are ranked as the number one most effective form of advertising across all generations. Sounds like a great way to boost your odds of success if you’d ask us! But hey, we ARE a little biased.

Give Your Brand a Hand

If promotional products sound like a pipe dream for you, we totally get that! Not all entrepreneurs have the budget for promotional products, especially when they’re in the startup phase. That’s the inspiration behind our monthly Give Your Brand a Hand giveaway, an initiative that provides one lucky small business or non-profit with $500 in free promotional products. As an official partner of National Entrepreneurship Week, we’re choosing two winners for the month of February!

Interested in entering our Give Your Brand a Hand giveaway? Head over to to read the official rules and fill out the entry form. We can’t wait to see your submission!

About the author

Kelsey Skager

Kelsey is a master of promotional products with over five years of marketing and industry experience. She is proud to have been featured on ABC 7 Chicago News and NPR.