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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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The Incentive Plans of Mice and Men

Philip Beyer December 8, 2014

Implementing proper systems for operating a business—and MEASURING incentive programs that are fair to the employee AND to the employer—is not for "mice," or the...

An 'Annual Report' for Print Industry M&As

James Russell December 5, 2014

As 2014 winds down, it's satisfying to report that the year has been a mostly good one for mergers and acquisitions in the printing and...

We Reap What We Sow – Honesty Rules

Carl Gerhardt November 25, 2014

You may be familiar with one of several versions of the following story; the original author is unknown. It carries a powerful message that I...

LOI: The Letter and the Spirit

Paul Reilly November 24, 2014

When a buyer and a seller reach the letter of intent (LOI) stage, they'll have agreed that the potential fit looks good and that due...

Mr. In-Between

Philip Beyer November 17, 2014

I was doing some research, recently, about Internet radio and podcasting that lead me to a business acquaintance who happened to be producing an Internet...

M&A Activity: The Temperature of 'Hot'

Peter Schaefer November 7, 2014

A favorable economy, record stock prices, low interest rates...at long last, all the right stars have aligned around M&A activity, and there’s no reason to...

EXIT—Stage LEFT? or Stage RIGHT?

Philip Beyer November 3, 2014

An EXIT—Stage LEFT business was not a pretty site for many Boomers who lost heavily during the Great Recession. How many "Boomer" business owners out...

20 Under 40: Just a Sampling of Talent - Michelson

20unnder40 November 2014

Choosing 20 graphic arts industry professionals—all under the age of 40—who are rising industry stars is, admittedly, a subjective undertaking. Surely, some high achievers who...

These 20-Under-40 Up-and-Coming Printing Industry Executives Share Their Success Stories

Gadd November 2014

One look at our 20-under-40 list of up-and-coming printing industry executives reveals several truisms. One, the family-owned printing company is not under siege; subsequent...

Celebrate Your Losses

Carl Gerhardt October 27, 2014

Celebrate your wins, create a positive work environment and make your workplace fun. It makes good business sense and pays dividends. Don't ignore the losses...

 
 
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