By Kelly Mallozzi | May 23, 2013
Being in a service business like we all are in, accuracy is not only expected, it is absolutely vital to our survival. And a lack of it can not only lose you customers, but it can destroy your business. And the scariest thing about this is that it might happen and you won’t even know it.
By Philip Beyer | May 20, 2013
Isn't growth good in a business? Doesn't growth give you extra resources to hire more employees to take on some of the workload? My answer is YES and NO.
May 23, 2013
A wide range of small businesses rely on employees who don’t happen to sit behind a desk in the home office. They are known as “non-desk” workers and can be off-site sales staff, delivery personnel, drivers, IT technicians who work in the field—the type of people who, in a recent survey, claim they don’t get [...]The post Don’t Overlook Communicating with Your “Non-Desk” Workers appeared first on Bill Prettymans Blog.
Rock Around the Block
May 22, 2013
Budgeting for lean operations is about more than just creating a quality control department and adding another line item to the budget. You’re about to find out why it requires more than cash – especially if you want to help your business development. Today, lean operations and quality management require a commitment from your entire organization. And this isn’t just about committing to get better or improve in some generic, general terms. It’s about changing your organization so you can access new business opportunities. Because meeting quality standards is absolutely essential if you want to compete in a global – or local
Business Sense & Sensibility
By Carl Gerhardt, Chairman, Allegra Network | May 23, 2013
If you have not used the Printing Impressions job posting site on PIworld.com, I recommend you give it a try. I recently assisted one of our franchise members with recruiting a production manager, and we used the site. Within two weeks of posting the job, we received more than 40 resumes.
May 20, 2013
Could you imagine buying a house and the seller asks to review your financial analysis showing how much money you’re going to make from the investment? Residential real estate practice would consider this an absurd request, instantly denied. The buyer is paying the agreed-upon price in full with cash at closing and the seller has no reason to pry into the buyer’s affairs. But in the crazy world of strategic …Read More Tags: graphic communications industry, John Hyde, M&A, NAPL print consulting group, National Association for Printing Leadership, print industry Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments: 0 (Zero), Be the first to
May 19, 2013
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity… Not only is this the first line of one of the classics; it is the opening scene of a […]
The Target Report
May 07, 2013
Is there print after Google? The 83-year old founder of the Frommer’s brand travel guides certainly thinks so. Less than eight months after Google purchased the iconic Frommer’s brand from publisher John Wiley & Sons, Google has sold the brand to founder Arthur Frommer. Frommer, who originally sold his company in 1977, plans to rescind Google’s decision to cease printing and start up the presses once again. He’ll have to compete with the online services offered by Google, which claims to have gleaned all the travel content it wanted before selling the brand back to Frommer. We reported on Google’s
Ussery Printing Blog
May 13, 2013
We’ve all become very reliant on our computers for concept, ideas, design and communication. But do you use your computer’s software program as an ink palette? Unless you calibrate your computer’s monitor OFTEN, chances are your color choices displayed will not accurately reflect the actual Pantone Matching System colors or the PMS inks from the […]
NAPL Biz Trends
November 27, 2012
When previously asked what they were counting on to increase sales, 52.8% of NAPL State of the Industry participants cited “gaining work from companies that go out of business.” Fortunately, few companies (3.1%) were counting entirely on the failure of...