Tips for Bringing Your Children Into The Family Business

The printing industry is lead by entrepreneurs who started a business to fulfill their vision. And guess what, those entrepreneurs had families. Those families are often engaged in the business. At times it could be brothers or sisters, and ultimately leads to adding the sons, daughters, nieces and nephews.   Over the years though, I’ve […]

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Where Do You Go From Here: Planning Your Growth

Firms are finding themselves in good financial standing as the industry re-emerges from the pause that the pandemic brought upon them. Through careful planning, proper resource allocation and the assistance of stimulus funds, balance sheets are strong. Senior teams are meeting to decide where they should go from here. The options include strategic growth through […]

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Your Competitive Advantage in This New Environment

Your competitive advantage is your secret sauce. Michael Porter talks about competitive advantage as creating and sustaining superior performance. How would you have defined your competitive advantage prior to March 2020, and how has it changed this past year?   Over the years, many print establishments sought their competitive advantage through diversification, and adding products […]

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Listen to Your Business, It’s Trying to Tell You Something

Do you hear that? What? That! It’s your business trying to tell you something. It’s your business telling you what’s going on with your staff, your process and procedures, your customers, your competitors, and your suppliers. Listen closely as some of the sounds may be faint, yet meaningful. Some sounds may be the silent cries […]

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