By Philip Beyer | March 10, 2014
You might remember the Mr. Magoo cartoons, years ago. While Magoo drove his motor car—smiling, singing, and enjoying his day—bedlam was always breaking out all around him. It was the OTHER people who were the recipients of Magoo’s erratic and chaotic handling of his vehicle. More than a few business owners seem to suffer from “The Magoo Syndrome!” Could that be YOU?
March 06, 2014
As business leaders and their staff become increasingly active on social media for professional networking or personal connections, providing value to those in your network is as important a key to success as making the initial contact. Social media provides us with opportunities to connect with future business partners, visionaries in their industry, and prospective [...]The post The Key to Success: Three Ways to Provide Value to Your Network appeared first on Bill Prettyman.
Rock Around the Block
March 05, 2014
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m seeing more and more buyers ready to invest in new opportunities. If you think the time is right to take advantage of market conditions, then selling your business requires more than announcing you’re “for sale.” Here are 13 things you must do when you’re prepping printing businesses for sale – and I guarantee this 13 will be a very lucky number: 1. Gather financial statements. Every deal begins, and ultimately ends, with accurate numbers. We’ll be writing more about these critical financial statements in an upcoming post, but in essence you’ll need to compile
Business Sense & Sensibility
By Carl Gerhardt, Chairman, Alliance Franchise Brands | March 05, 2014
We are always nervous about informing our customers that our services will cost more. However, I have always looked on paper price increases as more of an opportunity than a problem.
The Return of Newsweek to Print… More Cheers for its Rebirth than Jeers of its Demise. A Mr. Magazine™ Interview with Newsweek’s Editor Jim Impoco
March 05, 2014
“I will say I expected some publicity. I didn’t expect it to be so global and so intense. I am really surprised and I think, in a funny way, it’s getting more publicity for coming back than it got for going out of print. I don’t know, I love the fact that people are talking […]
The Target Report
February 2014 – Deals, Court Filings & Closures in the Printing, Packaging, Paper & Related Industries
March 04, 2014
Innovative printers, large and small, continue to invest in software companies that manage, create, repurpose, format and deliver informational content. These innovative companies are not choosing between print or e-delivery channels. They are enabling delivery of their customers’ content to any one of a multitude of output devices; the ultimate consumer views that content on a device of their own choosing, including ink-on-paper.RR Donnelley acquired MultiCorpora, a Canadian-based company that provides language translation software. A review of RR Donnelley’s corporate “About” statement and company website indicates how far the largest US printer has evolved from providing primarily printing services. This latest acquisition
Ussery Printing Blog
February 10, 2014
Including print in your 2014 business plan is one of the smartest things you can do as a business owner. Great-looking flyers, posters, mailers, magazines, business cards and other materials will impress your audience, highlighting your brand image in a more permanent way than electronic media or ads on TV or radio. Best of all, […]
February 17, 2014
An article published in the Dallas Morning News this past Sunday raised the question of unhealthy air. The article was front and center on the front page and raised issues which will be facing many major metropolitan areas. The article began, “For three days next month, independent scientists will explore whether a child with asthma […]
| 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.