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September 20 2020
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It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

The Shapes of Things to Come: Direct-to-Object Printing Bridges the Gap Between Industrial and Commercial
Last June, Rochester, New York, hosted the 16th Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. The week-long event drew more than 205,000 music aficionados from around the world to hear 1,500 artists at 19 venues around the city.

The Changing Retail Landscape
The demand for printed point-of-purchase (POP) graphics may erode now that Amazon and changes in consumer behavior are forcing retailers to rethink the role of their brick-and-mortar stores.

2D Digital Printing to 3D Additive Manufacturing: Add a New Dimension?
In addition to print providers, manufacturers and distributors that have been associated with 2D digital inkjet printing have been expanding their interests to include 3D digital print.

Digital 3D Enhancement Printing
Whether with a wax seal, embossed image or raised type, throughout much of history, adding dimension to documents has increased their perceived value and importance.

How to Properly Clean a Foam Monument Sign
One of the most common inquires received from retail sign shops is 'How do I clean a foam monument sign?' So here's the best 'Solution'.

Selling More Monument Signs Using Social Media
Learn some solid basics for using social media to sell more monument signs in your sign shop.

Choosing the Right Vendor
Making sure you align your company with vendor partners who will assist you in integrating their new product/service offering long-term are crucial to your success.

The Perfect Partnership, Foam Monument Signs & LED Message Centers
You can offer your clients the best of both worlds. The durability and versatility of a foam monument sign paired with the dynamic messaging and powerful flexibility features of the LED message center create a commanding signage partnership that offers your clients the best of the both worlds.

Not So Hidden Fees from Your Local Municipalities - PERMITS
Towns charge permit fees. This is not news to sign companies. But some spiraling permit costs may require a little more review to assure the sign permit fees are not revenue-raising devices. Read on...

Snapshot of the Sign Industry 3rd Quarter 2008
For SignIndustry.com’s annual ‘pulse taking’ of the state of the sign industry, we peeked and probed into various facets of the industry to get an idea of the state of our trade before going into 2009.

Hershey’s ­ How Sweet It Is: The Eye-Candy of Times Square
In the middle of all its surrounding Times Square spectaculars, billboards and sign edifices, stands the flagship Hershey Times Square, a retail gift store which is a chocolate confectionary paradise that is the center of the chocolate universe.

It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

Laser Engraving Part IV: Using your System as a Cutting Tool
The same laser engraving system that engraves on many products and materials may also serve as a very powerful and versatile cutting too as well. Read on to get some ideas.

Panel Saw, Table Saw, Mat Cutter or Combo Machine, which is Right for your Shop?
One way for sign shops to increase their efficiency is to have the right tool for cutting sheet goods to size. There are a few basic considerations that every sign shop must address when purchasing a cutting machine: space restraints, ease of use, capability, safety, cost and dust.

What is Lenticular Imaging and Why Should You Know About It?
Lenticular imaging technology of today has morphed an old print technology into new stratospheres and consequently breathing new life and profit potential for printers and marketers alike.

Lasers: Ready to Buy-What you Really Need to Know
For those new to laser technology, buying laser equipment can be an intimidating experience. The word laser often conjures images of danger, mystery, impossible learning curves, and high price tags. However, with the user-friendly, increasingly affordable laser engraving equipment of today, nothing could be further from the truth.

Laser Engraving Part 3: The Possibilities
The word, 'versatility' is often used to describe today’s laser engraving and cutting equipment: for good reason. Not only can you use the same system to cut out parts and engrave them, the material and product choices are seemingly endless as are the markets in which people use lasers.

New Riverboat Cruise Signage Builds Steam in St. Louis
Sign renovation renews business for a once-popular Riverboat Cruise line.

Gild like an Egyptian
Gilding is an ancient art that dates back to Egyptian times. Get some time-tested tips from modern-day pros.

Blasting Your Way to Profits with Glass Etching
Blasting glass can help boost your bottom line. Find out how sandblasting glass is the same ­ and different ­ from other substrates. Can you sandblast with the best of them?

Reading, Writing and Profits With The School System Near You
You can position your company for profitability by serving the growing market for in-school advertising.

Revitalizing Vegas Vic
A graphic arts icon taking to the road...and a few trade shows to boot!

Next-Gen CNC's
CNC routers are getting higher-tech at lower-costs. Find out what bells and whistles the latest models have to offer.

Discover the Rewards of Owning A CNC Router
See the options available and avenues where sign makers can use CNC routers to get into the commercial signage business and channel letter fabrication. CNC routers provide a broad capability to enter into multiple markets.

Ask the Expert: CNC Router Veteran Shares Practical Knowledge
Do you have questions about CNC machining? Get inside the head of router expert Jay Higgins in this one-on-one interview.

Signs From The Spirit World
Everyone loves an 'Olde Worlde' pub with its oak beams, horse brasses and roaring log fires. Nevertheless, no matter how old the pub itself, the name on the sign outside is probably the most historic thing about the place.

Back to School: Sign Makers Seek CNC Router Education
Are you ready for prime time? Learn about educational programs that teach you the ins and outs of computerized routers.

Software Trend Adds Oomph to Routed Signs
Bored with two-dimensional computerized machining? Add a little life to your signs with three-dimensional auto-sculpting software.

Expand Your Business With CNC Routers
Take a look at your options in the CNC router market and decide if the potential rewards are worth the financial investment.

The Hungary Artist
The authorities told young John Duzs he'd be a statistician

Gold Leafing From A to Z
The ancient art of gold leafing has not changed much since Egyptian times. Learn some time-tested hand guilding secrets from the pros.

Making the New Look Old
The details of a challenging, yet fun sign project.

Laser Engraving: The Possibilities
Today’s laser engraving and cutting equipment provide versatility for whether you are thinking of diversifying or simply expanding.

The Clear Side of Sandblasting
An avenue of sandblasting that has been around for a long time is sandblasting in glass.

Laser Engraving: The Basics Part Two
If you've put off diversifying your shop by venturing into laser engraving because of equipment costs, this should relieve some of your worries.

Laser Engraving: The Basics
Find out how this technology can assist you in your business.

Winning Sales Tax Jeopardy
Are you prepared for the sales tax audit?

The Total "Language" of Signs
Nothing speaks louder to a potential buyer than a bold display.

The Sub-species: Subcontracting in the Sign Industry
To be or not to be a subcontractor?

Setting Schedules: Creating Service Out of Order
Late signs or are your jobs off schedule?

Selling Logo Design: A Psychology for Profit
Understanding advertising, branding and marketing

Scan, Edit, Save, and Create: Innovative Sign Design
'What you see is what you will get.'

Painting a Picture of Quality
Planning and preparation is everything

Fluorescent Lighting
What, How & Why

Ending the Shop's Nightmare Circus
Is your sign making business as a three-ring circus?

Dealing with the Less-than-Perfect Customers
Surrendering to whatever customers want can be bad business

Building a Team
Essential elements in building a team for your business

ADA


Americans with Disabilities Act: A Quick Review
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits any employer with 15 or more employees from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability. Let's learn the basics together.

Coherent Laser Machine Tools Speed Sign Cutting
A look under the hood at Intersign producing letters for signs such as those found in the interiors of hotels, office building and hospitals, which are compatible with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with CO2 lasers.

ADA Signs ­ How to Stay Compliant Without Sacrifice
With ADA compliance laws on the minds of many sign manufacturers, it is important that compliant signs are both functional ­ in terms of the letter of the law ­ and still attractive ­ in terms of getting people’s attention and drawing new business

A Second Look at ADA Signage
Once you understand the letter of the law, you can work within its boundaries to unlock creative appeal in your ADA-compliant sign projects.

New ADA rules
Next generation of proposed federal sign regulations posted for ADA and ABA.

Know the ABC’s of ADA Signage: Education Means Profit
Offering ADA signage at your sign shop will increase your profits

Snapshot of the Sign Industry 3rd Quarter 2008
For SignIndustry.com’s annual ‘pulse taking’ of the state of the sign industry, we peeked and probed into various facets of the industry to get an idea of the state of our trade before going into 2009.

It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

ADA Truths Revealed
Three simple truths are helping clear up confusion over how to apply ADA requirements to interior signage.

Choosing ADA-Compliant Signage Material
Which ADA signage materials are vandal-proof? What works best in an upscale building project? Read on to find out.

Is the ADA Sign Market For You? Part II Visual Signs
If you thought that ADA was all about Braille, think again! What do you need to know about all the other signs that make up an architectural sign system?

Is the ADA Sign Market For You? Part I Tactile Signs: Letter and Spirit
If you never considered the ADA segment of the sign industry or didn’t think it was for you, it may be time to rethink the business potential ADA provides.

ADA Formula For Success
Understanding ADA and its relationship to the sign industry.

Laser Engraving: The Possibilities
Today’s laser engraving and cutting equipment provide versatility for whether you are thinking of diversifying or simply expanding.

Laser Engraving: The Basics Part Two
If you've put off diversifying your shop by venturing into laser engraving because of equipment costs, this should relieve some of your worries.

Laser Engraving: The Basics
Find out how this technology can assist you in your business.

Architectural


Choosing the Right Vendor
Making sure you align your company with vendor partners who will assist you in integrating their new product/service offering long-term are crucial to your success.

National WW I Museum: Signs That Narrate Its Remembrance
The National World War I Museum was created as a monument to both honor the history of that war and also as a monument to the Americans and Europeans who fought and died in WW I.

Recent Developments in Screen Printed Decorative Architectural Glass
Screen printed glass is everywhere. It's at home, in the streets, in stores, in the workplace, in learning centers, on public transportation and in restaurants. In fact, it appears more than most people often recognize.

Corporate Lobbies: The New Landscape of Digital Signage
In recent times through digital signage, culture and corporate branding have gained equal value as a premium opportunity to connect anchor tenants with their building visitors.

Wayfinding: Following the signs along the way
SignIndustry.com connected with fd2s and 22MILES, two companies specializing in wayfinding and the art of getting from here to there in a safe, practical way. Take a look to see if you can get there from here.

Oasis of the Sea: Digital Signage Takes a Cruise to Wayfinding
As one of the worlds largest cruise ships, the onboard wayfinding system installed to help direct guests to the many ship-board destinations and attractions proves extremely important. To implement a contemporary wayfinding system, it was developed in tandem as both a static (print) system, and an interactive digital system. Read on...

The Challenges of Creating Architectural Signage
Understanding the common pitfalls of creating indoor and outdoor architectural signage before you begin can save headaches for you and your customers.

Light Boxes for Retail Display - Saving Dollars with New Technology
Are all retail light boxes created equal? New developments in retail light box technology and demands for more sophisticated and energy efficient merchandising and display products may be signaling the demise of standard light box technology.

Hershey’s ­ How Sweet It Is: The Eye-Candy of Times Square
In the middle of all its surrounding Times Square spectaculars, billboards and sign edifices, stands the flagship Hershey Times Square, a retail gift store which is a chocolate confectionary paradise that is the center of the chocolate universe.

Snapshot of the Sign Industry 3rd Quarter 2008
For SignIndustry.com’s annual ‘pulse taking’ of the state of the sign industry, we peeked and probed into various facets of the industry to get an idea of the state of our trade before going into 2009.

Panel Saw, Table Saw, Mat Cutter or Combo Machine, which is Right for your Shop?
One way for sign shops to increase their efficiency is to have the right tool for cutting sheet goods to size. There are a few basic considerations that every sign shop must address when purchasing a cutting machine: space restraints, ease of use, capability, safety, cost and dust.

Taking the A-Train (or Any Other Train) in New York City Would Be Even Harder Without Directional Signage
New York City Transit officials place a tremendous effort into creating a subway wayfinding system that connects its passengers to trains and exits throughout the system.

It’s All About the Digital File at SGIA ’07- From Wrapping Gators to Mermaids
Whether you’re cutting rubylith, fluted-plastic or vinyl; printing on rigid sheet, t-shirts, tile or fabric; or getting a message across through embroidery, it all comes down to the digital file.

2007 Business Growth Plans Survey for Flatbed Injet, Wide Format Inkjet & Grand-Format Inkjet
The results of SGIA’s recent 2007 Business Growth Plans Survey demonstrate an interesting reality in our industry, and show a healthy difference between what imaging companies want (equipment-wise), and what they ultimately buy. Through the magic of trending data, let’s take a look.

Minskoff Theater Sign Makeover: Everyone Must See the Lion King
The Minskoff Theatre (1,597 seats), one of the many major live performing venues along Broadway has recently undergone a signage transformation of its old blade / marquee and window display into a very modern and elegant sign package that was fit for a king: The Lion King that was.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark offers proof positive that effective sign design can inform, entertain, commemorate ­ and stand out in a crowd.

Submarine Surfaces in Underground Exhibit Hall - Signage Tells the Tale
It was a sailor's nightmare during WW II. Leaning against the ship's rail, binoculars scanning the cold, Atlantic waters, a foaming white wake streaks through the waves and heads broadside for a direct strike against the Liberty ship.

SGIA '06: Show Recap 'Exhibiting the Future Now'
When SignIndustry.com visits friends at the SGIA Expo, we are never surprised at the level of professionalism, expertise, and creativity that is displayed down the isles, in the booths, and at the seminars. SGIA '06 was no exception producing a special excitement in the air with abundant energy and a sense of exhilaration.

On-Premise Commercial Signage Curbs Traffic Accidents
Government research proves that signage helps drivers navigate unfamiliar roadways. Learn how to boost business while maintaining driver safety.

New Riverboat Cruise Signage Builds Steam in St. Louis
Sign renovation renews business for a once-popular Riverboat Cruise line.

Soaring Profits from Glistening Gateways
Airports are bustling with opportunities as architects bring sign builders into the design process to capitalize on 21st century trends.

Technology Increases Choice In Architectural Signage
Technology does not replace the artist's work, it enhances it.

Choosing A Modular Sign System
Looking at the variables to determine which systems are best for your shop.

Sign Makers Restore Historical Flying Red Horse
Find out how architectural sign makers recreated a legendary Dallas icon.

The Challenges of Creating Architectural Signage
Understanding the common pitfalls of creating indoor and outdoor architectural signage before you begin can save headaches for you and your customers.

The Clear Side of Sandblasting
An avenue of sandblasting that has been around for a long time is sandblasting glass.

The Total "Language" of Signs
Nothing speaks louder to a potential buyer than a bold display

Awnings & Flex Face


Know Your Tools: Finishing with Efficiency
From year to year, many companies change the products they make, or begin producing new product lines in niche areas that require new and different finishing methods. In some shops, the steps taken to finish products are done with inappropriate tools.

Snapshot of the Sign Industry 3rd Quarter 2008
For SignIndustry.com’s annual ‘pulse taking’ of the state of the sign industry, we peeked and probed into various facets of the industry to get an idea of the state of our trade before going into 2009.

It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

Printers’ Challenges in Meeting Fire Codes
All printed banners, wall coverings, display booth fabrics, table skirts, tents, awnings, carpeting, window treatments, interior furnishing and vinyl-coated fabrics are required to meet flame-retardant standards for homes, offices or other assembly places (Flammable Fabrics Act, 1953). The challenges of meeting these fire standards and codes have increased with the development of new synthetic fibers and the ink applications to these fibers, which create a liability risk for the specialty printer.

Illuminated Signs Help McGruff Take a Bite Out of Crime
The National Crime Prevention Council sanctions illuminated signs as a crime prevention tool. Find out how on-premise signs can help your business ­ and your community.

Awnings Provide Continued Growth and More Opportunities for Sign Makers
With new technology and advances in architectural design, awnings are providing a new source of revenue for sign professionals.

Tax Savings Under the New Energy and Transportation Laws
No, neither the price of gasoline nor its impact on your sign business will be reduced under the recently passed energy and transportation bills. But both could have a noticeable impact on the tax bills of every sign business.

Benefits of Flexible-Face Mounting Systems
Vendors are manufacturing a variety of mounting systems to making installing flexible face signage a snap (and click).

Is Your Business Flex-ible?
If you haven’t explored flexible face signage, then you could be missing out on yet another way to build your business.

Trading Paint for Powder on Awning Systems
Awning manufacturers are hanging up their paint sprayers to explore the world of powder coating.

The ABC's of Awnings
From field surveys and fabrication to design and installation, read on to learn some dos and don'ts of awning work.

Yawning at Awnings
The three basic steps to lettering an acrylic awning

Banners


Create Eye-Catching Graphic Designs...Just the Basics on Fonts and Distance
Basic color combinations, font styles, margins and graphics usage in successful designs at proper distances.

What You Need to Know About Digital Graphic Textile Printing
Textile signage is as old as the Model T. With the advantages of today's digital technology, it is faster and easier than ever to produce a textile sign.

Banner Finishing Roundtable 2016
The final stage in a banner's construction is the finishing process, which really determines how and where it will be displayed. That's where many finishing solution choices come into play.

New Advancements in Fabric Printing Technology Drive Growth
The rapid evolution of digitally printed fabrics over the past few years has caused explosive growth as more output providers continue to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, digital textile printing was one of the fastest growing market sectors, reaching 10 percent growth in 2013 compared with 2012, according to Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).

Seaming Vinyl Banners: To Stitch or Not to Stitch?
Double-lock stitching increases the durability and improves the appearance of the banner. It is just the most time consuming method. Find out when the time investment is worth the durability payoff.

Seaming Vinyl Banners: Going Beyond The Tape For Long-term Solutions
Chemical welding is an inexpensive way to seam banners ­ and it’s longer lasting than banner tape. But there’s also something to be said for RF and heat welding processes that last much longer than brush-on solutions.

Seaming: Not As Hard As It Seems
Tired of sending your banners out so some one else can profit from the seaming? Now you don’t have to. Learn the how now.

Maximizing Profitability in Sign & Graphics Shops
Controlling costs, pricing strategies, up-selling & more

Seaming and Edge Welding, Finishing Opportunities Abound
Printing your signs is more than half of the final product presented to your customers. However, it is not the entire result. How your finished product looks when it is hanging is critical to the final product's success.

Know Your Tools: Finishing with Efficiency
From year to year, many companies change the products they make, or begin producing new product lines in niche areas that require new and different finishing methods. In some shops, the steps taken to finish products are done with inappropriate tools.

Banners Are Everywhere, but Professionals Want Vinyl That Pops!
Get rid of your humdrum banner designs and start creating vinyl banners that demand attention. Your customers will thank you.

Hands-On Banners
Discover how and when applying vinyl graphics to banners makes good business sense.

It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

Screen or Digital Which Method to Choose...An Imaging Technology Decision
The choices of using digital printing vs. screen printing, learn how to find the sweet-spot for your company to determine the most profitable choice on a job.

Printers’ Challenges in Meeting Fire Codes
All printed banners, wall coverings, display booth fabrics, table skirts, tents, awnings, carpeting, window treatments, interior furnishing and vinyl-coated fabrics are required to meet flame-retardant standards for homes, offices or other assembly places (Flammable Fabrics Act, 1953). The challenges of meeting these fire standards and codes have increased with the development of new synthetic fibers and the ink applications to these fibers, which create a liability risk for the specialty printer.

Choosing the Right Sublimation Transfer Paper
This article will provide objectivity for choosing the right sublimation transfer paper, based upon the insight of dye sublimation experts professional collective experience.

Seaming Vinyl Banners: To Stitch or Not to Stitch?
Double-lock stitching increases the durability and improves the appearance of the banner. It is just the most time consuming method. Find out when the time investment is worth the durability payoff.

Seaming Vinyl Banners: Calling on the Chemical Weld, RF & Heat Methods
Chemical welding is an inexpensive way to seam banners ­ and it’s longer lasting than banner tape. But there’s also something to be said for RF and heat welding processes that last much longer than brush-on solutions.

To Airbrush or Not To Airbrush?
Butch ‘Superfrog’ Anton shares his views on what tools to use to create airbrushed effects on vinyl. What you discover may surprise you.

Do You Speak the Language of Color?
The language of color is vast, with deep meanings that speak to the subconscious of consumers. Understanding its meanings can help your sales.

Unlocking the Psychology of Signage
Successful sign making depends on effective visual communication. Understanding how consumers relate to signage, then, is key to helping your customers unlock the door to greater revenues.

Seaming: Not As Hard As It Seems
Tired of sending your banners out so some one else can profit from the seaming? Now you don’t have to.

Reading, Writing and Profits With The School System Near You
You can position your company for profitability by serving the growing market for in-school advertising.

Why You Should Invest in True Sign Making Software
Everyone always claims that their software is the best. This article has taken a few of the foremost signage specific software products and gives you insight into what makes them worthy to take their seat in your shop. Read on to learn more.

What You Need to Know About Pollution Prevention in Your Shop
Protecting yourself, your employees and your community are just a few reasons why you want to be sure that your shop is compliant with all of the current safety regulations. One of the most important areas of safety that is often overlooked is the ventilation of your print shop.

Sign Design 101: Create Eye-Catching Banners
Basic color combinations, font styles, margins and graphics usage in successful banners.

Which Sign Making Software Should You Own? Part 2
Looking into ''Bridge'' software. There are many factors to include in your decision such as, your budget, the type of signs you intend to make, the kind of hardware such as cutters and printers that you want to run and of course the difficulty in learning the feature set of the software.

Making Banners Profitable
It seems that banner signs have really taken off within the past ten years. A lot of people are getting into it and some are even making money. However, others are not doing so well and actually lose money when they accept the jobs. It seems that volume equates to profit and if you can’t produce large quantities, you aren’t going to make any money.

Which Signmaking Software Should You Own? Part 1
Deciding which software to purchase for your sign making needs can be a difficult task. We'll outline a few of the softwares out today and help you to decide which one best fits your business.

Heritage Graphics and Scaffold Wraps
From Manhattan's Times Square to an Argentinan Palace, outdoor graphics has put unsightly construction under wraps with over the top picturesque renderings, art images or patriotic beautification panels

High-Volume Outdoor Printers Meet Growing Demand
The market for outdoor media is growing exponentially. Find out what eco-solvent options manufacturers are offering today.

Simple is Better: Part II
This is part two of a three-part series helping you to better help your customer.

Simple is Better
In the ever-changing world of advertising, one fact remains the same: Simple is better. This holds true for just about every type of business out there; whether they use television, radio, print ads or banners. Most of all, banners.

Making it BIG at the XIX Winter Olympiad
Nur provided the ticket for shops graphics in Salt Lake City

Keys to Long Lasting Banners
Producing banners that will stand up against the Florida heat and the Chicago winds

Yawning at Awnings
The three basic steps to lettering an acrylic awning

The Total "Language" of Signs
Nothing speaks louder to a potential buyer than a bold display

The Sub-species: Subcontracting in the Sign Industry
To be or not to be a subcontractor?

The Battle of BIG Banners
Bigger is better. Big banners can't miss unless they are hung in the woods

The Banner Boom

Spilling the Beans on Ink
What's it made of...

Shop Reputation is Gold
So you don't work in a dog-eat-dog rat race of an industry...

Setting Schedules: Creating Service Out of Order
Late signs or are your jobs off schedule?

Selling Logo Design: A Psychology for Profit
Understanding advertising, branding and marketing

Scan, Edit, Save, and Create: Innovative Sign Design
'What you see is what you will get.'

Ending the Shop's Nightmare Circus
Is your sign making business as a three-ring circus?

Dealing with the Less-than-Perfect Customers
Surrendering to whatever customers want can be bad business

Building a Team