April 11, 2014
By Albert J. Reijmer If you've decided to grow your business by acquisition, it follows that you're thinking like a buyer. But, can you think like a seller as well? You'll need to move nimbly from one mindset to another as you strategize the purchase that...
By Philip Beyer | April 21, 2014
So, take the entertainment industry—PLEASE! But, seriously—let's look at some TRUTHS and also some of the FICTION or MYTHS about business. Before I begin, let me assure you, the point of this blog is not to off-handedly criticize the entertainment industry, but to make what I think you'll agree is a valid point.
April 24, 2014
Do you remember the last time you were inspired by someone else? What did that feel like? Think about it for a moment…I am sure it was a great feeling. As a result of being inspired, you may have been ready to start your own business, run a marathon, fearlessly make a sales call on [...] The post Inspire! appeared first on Bill Prettyman.
Rock Around the Block
April 16, 2014
When people refer to Sohn Manufacturing, they tend to lump them in with other label companies, but don’t be misled. You can experience growth in the label or printing industry – often explosive growth – and you don’t have to be a “label company” at all. It’s all based on finding the right niche. My colleagues and I use broad-based terms like “label company” and “printing industry” quite a bit, but companies like Sohn fall outside that purview. They’re lumped into the mix when they provide ancillary businesses related to label printing. If the name didn’t give it away, Sohn Manufacturing
Business Sense & Sensibility
By Carl Gerhardt, Chairman, Alliance Franchise Brands | April 15, 2014
I have said often that I think there is more fun and opportunity in this industry now than when I started in 1985; it’s just different. You have a big advantage in owning your own business and understanding this market. It simply takes action, hard work and the willingness to get some help and to think differently than in the past.
April 22, 2014
“As the Magazine is published mainly for the purpose of furnishing information that is usually kept from the public, and which should be known by everybody, I ask those who believe in the work to aid in giving it circulation.” Charles A. Lindbergh, Little Falls, Minnesota. Editor, Real Needs magazine, First issue, March 1916. Those […]
The Target Report
April 07, 2014
Significant transactions were announced throughout the spectrum of packaging technologies in March, from the basics - paper making for packaging products, to the sophisticated - global management of brand identity at multiple print providers across the globe, many using different printing technologies. The traditional divide between commercial and packaging printers continues to blur as commercial printers seek opportunities in packaging where they can apply their talents, utilize their capital equipment investments, and transition to the packaging industry where they view a brighter long term future in the business of putting ink on substrate. One way to move into packaging is to
Ussery Printing Blog
March 31, 2014
While social media is growing by leaps and bounds, it will not take the place of print advertising. In fact, print and social media advertising can successfully be done in tandem…and often for just a modest cost over print advertising alone. Both medias have strengths that, when combined, can produce results that are very profitable. […]
March 25, 2014
The grass is just starting to green up in North Texas and trees are beginning to blossom – and I’m coughing and my nose is running. And that must mean that opening day is just around the corner. Well, not really. It already opened – in Australia. Australia? Yup, MLB is trying to attract a […]
| January 30, 2014
Joe Goss, long-time printing director at Indiana University until he retired a year ago, introduced me to the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) when I moved from the Texas Department of Human Resources to the University of Iowa in 1986 (I know, I’m showing my age), and I’ve been a member ever since. During that time ACUP has been a valuable resource, primarily by opening the door to its members’ knowledge and expertise. I also get to hang out with some really cool people.