BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Owning/managing a commercial printing or digital printing operation brings challenges, be it
common business issues such as profitability, employee benefits, staffing and succession planning
or industry-specific ones like declining print volumes, over capacity and industry consolidation.

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Let’s Get Real—Really!

Tom Williams March 28, 2014

In my experience, when differences about selling price and deal structure come up in M&A negotiations, they typically aren’t small. They can be reconciled, but...

Alice in Wonder-Where-You're-Going Land

Philip Beyer March 24, 2014

Owning a business is the opportunity of a lifetime! We've all seen the "rich" and "famous" doing it, right? But, like in Alice’s Wonderland, in...

The Best (and Necessary) Motto: Be Prepared

Carl Gerhardt March 24, 2014

In recent months, I have been reminded a couple of times how disaster can strike our businesses. Over the holidays one of our franchise members...

Is It Just Me, or Is It Getting Warm Around Here?

James Russell March 21, 2014

Calling the M&A market “hot to trot” would be an exaggeration at this point, but there are good reasons to think that fewer players are...

The Magoo Syndrome

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...

It Might Not Be Your Strategy...

Marin_030714 March 7, 2014

There is a constant debate about whether Strategy or Execution is the most important. I’ll leave that to you to decide. One thing is for...

Paper Price Increases - Problem or Opportunity?

Carl Gerhardt March 5, 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...

The Three B’s of Business

Knowlege February 28, 2014

Regardless of the size of your business there are three B’s that drive it, and having a true working knowledge of them are key to...

Purple Highlighters and Hoarders

Philip Beyer February 25, 2014

One thing I’ve learned about implementing systems over twenty-plus years—you need the INPUT and buy-in from your employees, so if they want something as small...

A Few Thoughts on Strategy...

Marin-Arrow for Blog February 21, 2014

Success does not come overnight. Smart marketers know this and are prepared to sustain their strategy over the long-term understanding that long-term yields usually takes...

 
 
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