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...
A Check List for Selling a Business

A Check List for Selling a Business

Selling your business is in many ways similar to selling your house. The first thing you do before selling your house is fix it up – give it a new paint job, repair any damage, improve the curb appeal, etc. Well, if you want to make your business more attractive 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...
Quiet Quitting: Build a Bridge with People Skills

Quiet Quitting: Build a Bridge with People Skills

With more news on quiet quitting every day, it’s clear this trend is having an impact on employers. “Quiet quitting” is a relatively new term. Its definition ranges anywhere from individuals generally disengaging from work to high performers setting boundaries and no...