Dealing with Inflation

Dealing with Inflation

Pricing and cost considerations for the new year   A thoughtful reader challenged a comment made in my May/June column, “Paper supply: Crisis or Opportunity?” We discussed price increases, with the comment that certain cost increases cannot be passed on to...
Business Lessons from an Inuit Co-op

Business Lessons from an Inuit Co-op

On a recent visit to Nunavut, the author learns of a unique printing technique Lifelong learning is a necessary activity for all members of the printing industry to remain successful. I recently learned about a different printing technique that has been part of...
How to Make the Most of Trade Shows

How to Make the Most of Trade Shows

Trade shows can be overwhelming with opportunities around every corner.   With the PRINTING United Expo only weeks away, we want to help you make the most of it. To assist you in planning ahead and feeling prepared, we’ve put together some tips on how to optimize...
Business growth through acquisition

Business growth through acquisition

The current state of M+A activity in Canada Companies need to evolve and grow in order to thrive. Maintaining status quo may provide regular income, but since most business relationships are not static, new customers are needed, new services should be offered,...
What you need to know about Canadian M&A activity

What you need to know about Canadian M&A activity

Last month, Connecting for Results (CFR) participated in a webinar on M&A trends in Canada in collaboration with PrintAction and Printovation Canada. While the focus was on M&A activity in Canada, our American friends will benefit from some of the differences...
Paper supply: crisis or opportunity?

Paper supply: crisis or opportunity?

Turn this challenge into an occasion for change   Much has been written about the paper supply chain issues and shortages, but are there aspects of the situation that can actually be turned into an advantage? Let’s explore the situation, and identify some...