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...
Your Company Culture – Crisp and Clear or …?

Your Company Culture – Crisp and Clear or …?

It’s been almost two and a half years since we raised the topic of company culture. At that time, COVID-19 dominated the news and was probably the most troublesome global industrial issue facing all business leaders including those of us in the graphics arts industry....
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,...
5 tips for engaging & retaining talent

5 tips for engaging & retaining talent

Companies that embrace the changes in our work culture will win the talent war   It goes without saying that the printing industry has experienced major changes in the last few years. From supply chain issues to labour scarcity, we are also seeing a culture shift...