SIGNINDUSTRY.COM
The Online Magazine For The Sign Trade
e-NewsLetter Volume 17 Issue 14
Friday July 15, 2016

===================================
In this issue:


Product Showcases


Are you leaving your money on the table?
Is your business one of the many B2B companies that could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table each year when accepting commercial credit cards from your business or government clients? You can find out with no obligation. Isn't that worth checking?
Read on...


Smoldering New Colors from 3M tm Wrap Film Series 1080
Stop car enthusiast in their tracks. Eight new colors, including Satin Smoldering Red and Matte Riviera Blue, bring the 3M collection to 83 colors and finishes. This high-performance film needs no printing or overlaminate, so it is ready to use right out of the box. See colors and get samples online.
Read on...


The Simple Way to Create a Digital Message - modular e Digital Signage Software from Clarke Systems
modular e is a web-administered digital sign application that is easy to implement and use. No servers, no IT support, and no graphic designers are needed to deliver professional results. Choose from industry specific templates and customize your signs with modular e ACTIVE MODULES. modular e is cost effective for one display or thousands.
Read on...


New Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, a new online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. Their limited availability 'Early-Bird' pricing gives you a year membership for just $49, click above to take advantage.
Read on...


Pro Vehicle Outlines 2016 from CADlink
Over 860 new and updated templates included! More than 9860 templates in all make it the largest vehicle template library of its kind. FREE 12 month online subscription included with all Pro packages. Same great after sales support. Special upgrade pricing. Click for more.
Read on...


CADlink Technology Corp releases SignLab v10
The latest version of the world's most widely used sign making, large format display software product will be available at the end of April 2016. The much anticipated release of SignLab version 10 was first previewed in early March at FESPA 2016 in Amsterdam and will be officially launched at both the ISA Sign Expo in Orlando as well as Sign and Digital UK in Birmingham, UK in mid-April.
Read on...



Advertise a product showcase, like above, monthly for $100 or an entire year for just $1000. Get with the program and see what you have been missing!
Call or email for more details: 407-656-5892 or info@signindustry.com

Sign Industry News

Sign Industry Press Releases
What the heck is happening in our industry? Find out more here...
Go Now --->


Your co-workers or friends may find this newsletter useful too...
Please forward this e-Newsletter along to them, or point them to subscribe at: This link. :)

Top Feeders

    .Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don't support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck..
    --- James Altucher

Harnessing the ideas that pop in and out of our minds on a daily basis can be challenging. It is like trying to slap those sand fleas we have along some parts of our Florida coast. We know they are there, we feel them, but when we want to stop them in their tracks they escape. Our ideas do that too. We want to save the good ones and somehow make them profitable for the business. But by the time we chase them down, we get sidetracked by business and life issues and the great ideas slip away.

Business experts tell us that ideas are the easy part. It is the implementation of those ideas that separate the successful from the unsuccessful. It is taking those great ideas and putting feet on them that leads us to simply dropping the thought and moving on to putting out fires.

    .Managing bottom-up change is its own art..
      --- Kevin Kelly

Part of the challenge of converting ideas to profits is that we put the generation and implementation of ideas solely on ourselves. We have great people working in our business, (or we should since we hired them!), why don.t we share the burden of taking ideas from thought to reality we our team members. They may have a better view of things from their positions and may be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel when we can hardly see our to-do calendar.

    .Wealth today has been created by a world view dominated by fast-moving networks, open information, bottom-up entrepreneurialism..
      --- Jacqueline Novogratz

The term bottom feeders has been given a bad rap. Bottom feeders are the fish and crustaceans in the water that feed off of what is left over from those at the top. There is nothing wrong with that created design of life. Of course, if you have employees who are riding on the coattails of other, more productive employees, that can be an issue and perhaps fodder for another newsletter. But what if we had top feeders, those who manage and run the company soliciting ideas and creative strategies for putting feet on those ideas from the troops? Wouldn.t it be great to have an idea generator in your business?

    .No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world..
      --- Robin Williams

I suggest we make Wednesdays, (just seems like a good day), Idea Generation Day. Let.s use that one day per week to tap into our resource of talent to find those ideas that team members can put into action to catapult the business further. We can feed from those within the business and create a perpetual cycle of success.

    .Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity..
      --- Thomas J. Watson


Advertiser - SGIA Expo 2016
SGIA Expo 2016!

The 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14 - 16) will bring together the industry's widest array of technology, markets and opportunities. This unparalleled event will showcase the best products, methodologies and innovative applications. Tens of thousands of attendees will explore the wall-to-wall exhibitor booths and meet with their vendors and colleagues.

New for 2016, the SGIA All-Access Education Pass! One of the best ways to explore the industry's expertise with ease. Offering several options for education, the Expo allows attendees a simple and affordable way to capitalize on the show. And don.t miss the incredible networking opportunities on and off the Expo floor.

http://www.sgiaexpo.org


Feature Articles

Are You Finished Yet? Part 1
By Ray Weiss

Finishing a sign, banner, wrap or specialty item can be a multifaceted, potentially profitable process that should not be ignored.
Read the article...


Looking for an article or trying to find an old one? Check out the SignIndustry.com article archive:
View the archive now


Advertiser - SGIA Expo 2016
SGIA Expo 2016!

The 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14 - 16) will bring together the industry.s widest array of technology, markets and opportunities. This unparalleled event will showcase the best products, methodologies and innovative applications. Tens of thousands of attendees will explore the wall-to-wall exhibitor booths and meet with their vendors and colleagues.

New for 2016, the SGIA All-Access Education Pass! One of the best ways to explore the industrys expertise with ease. Offering several options for education, the Expo allows attendees a simple and affordable way to capitalize on the show. And don.t miss the incredible networking opportunities on and off the Expo floor.

http://www.sgiaexpo.org

Funny Signs

In the window of a Kentucky appliance store:

    .Don't kill your wife. Let our washing machine do the dirty work..

Inside a bowling alley in Walterboro, SC:

    .Please be quiet. We need to hear a pin drop!.

On a butcher's window in Boston:

    .Let me meat your needs..

We need those funny signs you have seen in your travels, come on, we know they are out there.
Send them to us at: info@signindustry.com.


Advertisers That Make SignIndustry.com Possible
The rest...not so much.

Manufacturers & Vendors that support us:

3M Commercial Graphics: www.3Mgraphics.com
CADlink Technology: www.CADlink.com
Clarke Systems: www.clarkesystems.com
Estimate Software: www.estimatesoftware.com
International Sign Association (ISA): www.signs.org
JetUSA: www.JetUSA.com
Matrix Payment Systems: www.matrixpaymentsystems.com
American RENOLIT Corp: www.renolit.com
SGIA: www.SGIA.org
Supply 55: www.Supply55.com

We want your feedback! Let us know what we can do to serve you better. Send us your comments to us at: info@signindustry.com or give us a call at 407-656-5892

- Have a great month,

Sean Scott

If your company wishes to sponsor this newsletter, please contact Sean Scott at: sean@signindustry.com
or call 407-656-5892 to learn more about this and other advertising opportunities on SignIndustry.com

*********************
(c)2016 SignIndustry.com | http://www.signindustry.com
*********************
Worldwide Rights Reserved.